Originally Posted by rbarlo32
Just to point out you don't nead to know about colours and genetics to be able to look after a foal.
Not necessarily, but not knowing what a bay or chestnut is [very simple horse knowledge] is pretty scary. Period. If the OP doesn't know what color her horse is, how on earth is she supposed to know how to halter break a baby?
On the other hand, just because you know what color your horse is doesn't mean you are ready for a baby either. My 12 year old sister knows horse colors, but I certainly wouldn't encourage her to take on a baby.
Before you take on a weanling, I think you should be very well versed in the horse world. Before you take on BREEDING, I think you should be a genius.