No he isn't tied to the gate, he is tied to that tractor tire inner tube, which is looped around the utility pole at one end of the gate. It's a great thing to tie to, has just enough give in it that they don't get in a dead fight with it.
Love the inner tube technique. I used it to teach BF to tie. Worked great.
OOPs, yup Face I HAVE had weaning on my mind, but in this case I did mean gelding
It was a no brainer decision for Stewie, obviously not stallion material, well ahead of the growth curve, plenty of substance, no need to wait.
As to weaning, well as you know I was worried about Bert and the fact that Stewie was draining the weight off of her, but was trying to balance that with the fact that I believe that babies need their Mommas for more than just nutritional needs. Over the last few weeks I've managed to take Bert from this
So the big push for early weaning faded. Current plan is to wait 3 weeks and then wean Stewie in with the yearlings and throw them out with some mares who will teach them some respect