Please pardon my ignorance, but this is a first for me. How long should momma and baby be separated while weaning?
Rain and Dancer have been separated since 03/19/11, but Dancer - good momma that she is, still has milk. Granted, after the first week, we had to increase the degree of separation because Rain was sticking her head in between the bars of the round pen and nursing that way, so we switched horses around and put Dancer in the back pasture and Rain in the round pen - which is in the front lot, so they can't get within 100 feet of each other.
I can lead Dancer past the round pen and she and Rain completely ignore each other now, and haven't called to each other in nearly a month. I'd like to get Rain out of the round pen so she can run, but I don't want to go back to square one with the weaning.