Originally Posted by Kayella
I don't believe four months is premature. I bought the foal in-utero, so I have no control over how the breeder handles the weaning process or when she weans them. She did explain to me, however, that foals no longer get valuable nutrients from the mother's milk at four months old, so it is safe and harmless to wean them at that point. He'll have great care at the breeder's, and I'd like to continue that care.
As for the Calphormin, do they sell it in stores? I did want to get a multi-vitamin supplement for Henny, to ensure he grows the way he should and doesn't lack any important nutrients in his developing period.
I weaned my foals at three months.
I fed grain free choice and small amounts of third cutting alfalfa hay.
I tube dewormed every 4 to 5 weeks.
Keep your baby out of the hot sun as much as you can.
I worked my foals on lunge lines and round pens.
Back the foal up often.