We are entertaining the idea of allowing a girl to keep her horse here in our pasture, giving us a 2nd horse to ride. BUT. She has a VERY young foal by her side. What is the length of time to start light riding - in the pasture first - with this dam? Days, weeks, months?
Th girl says she already has someone who wants the foal when it weans - and I'm cautious to agree without being paid *something* if the foal is going to be here for 4-6 months bc it will limit the ability to ride her horse and we'll need to "mess" with the foal every day. Not that I'd complain about that, mind you!
She is paying for all farrier, vet and feed.
We haven't yet given her an answer - still discussing.