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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
I'm helping raise an orphan foal as well right now, but she's quite a bit older. She was 3 months old when she was orphaned, and I was given the same instructions as you are being given- OP. Kenzie (the orphan) is 4 months old now and turned out with a 12 year old broodmare who doesn't have a foal, a younger mare of good disposition, and one of our lesson mares. I halter broke her, taught her to stand for me to do a health check (ears, nostrils, etc) and turned her out. I don't mess with her otherwise, we're just going to let her grow and develope like a normal foal. So far she seems no different from any of the other colts and fillies that we've raised, except being a bit thinner and slightly pot bellied (our fault, we didn't do milk replacer, just fed her weanling feed). So I'd advise that you do the same.
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