I think another factor in it being hard for the foal is that they were together so long. We wean at 3-4 months, sometimes 5-6 months. I always read that mares milk doesn't really produce many nutrients past 3 months anyway.
Yeah we would have done it sooner but when you don't have room and the set up it makes it kind of hard. I didn't have the money to board her somewhere either. This is a huge mess.
Today mama jumped the fence apparently (dent in top of fence). Hopefully that guy will call me back soon so I can take her over. If not I don't know what I am going to do. For now mama is in a secure stall.
This week has really sucked and still has two more days to go... <insert violins> LOL