Care for a weanling.
Need a little advice. Purchased a colt from a breeder. Purchased colt at a week old. The owner has been breeding horses for 20 years. The colt is out of a proven mare and the stallion a champion show horse. OK so heres my question. The owner is weaning this colt at 3 months old and says this is how he has always done it. Im concerned as the more research i do im finding out it is recommended to wean at 4 to 6 months. Hes not budging on this yet. So if thats the way its got to be. What shouold i do to ease the colts transition. Is it best to place him with another colt? Is it best to put him with a pony? The breeder recommended leaving the colt by himself so he would buddy up to me. I am no horse rookie. That said i have always purchased my horses at an adult age. Also to ensure the colt gets proper nutrition is Purina equine Jr and a qualaty hay sufficient. Any advice is appreciated Thanks in advance.