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        08-03-2009, 12:51 PM
    Daughter has been trying to wean her 14-month old colt. Every time we separate mom and baby, baby gets hurt! He ran through a barb-wire fence the first time and really tore up his knee. The second time, she hauled him a couple of miles down the road to a friend's house who was supposed to leave him in the barn for a few days with another horse for company. Next morning, he's running through our front yard yelling for his mommy! Skinned his knee again, but not bad this time. I don't know what we are going to do with that stupid colt - daughter wanted to keep him for her kids, but I don't think that's going to be a good idea...
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        08-03-2009, 11:21 PM
    My gelding 2-Pak is the same way, ever since he was a colt. Awhile ago I had him tied to our trailer, with the rope short enough that he couldn't catch it on the wheel well (which he's done before) and long enough that he could still bob his head around and look at stuff, and then I opened the door to start cleaning the trailer. While I was in there, he managed to stretch out/loosen his rope enough that he could graze on the three blades of grass at his feet, and somehow got to the other side of the opened door with his rope looped under it. When I turned around and saw him in the doorway, it startled me and I jumped, then he jumped and jerked his head up... and off comes the door! He lifted it straight up and out of it's hinges, and it flipped backward over his rope. He didn't get a scratch on him, but the door now has a generous dent on it. Funny part? We didn't even realize the door was removeable.
        08-03-2009, 11:24 PM
    Aww, don't give up on him just yet. Babies get hurt, that's what they do. Some are just so much more accident prone than others. I'm sure he'll get used to being separated from mom soon enough, and then he won't be such a problem. =]
        08-03-2009, 11:26 PM
    Haha, my filly did that!!!

    She didn't rip the door off, she just brought her head up and got stuck on the door. She's fine, she just broke her halter. I got a nice black leather one for her, though. =]

    And the best part? She did this right before we were on our way to the vet for shots, and she still loaded just fine after the door tried to eat her. =]

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