Every time I think about nurse mare foals I get so sad! It really is a shame, but then so are many other things that people do with horses.
My horse shares a pasture with two nurse mare colts that our BO adopted from Last Chance Corral. They are wonderful guys and are very, very lucky too. I understand that on top of the other challenges these foals face, they are also typically sickly from not having access to mare's milk. It takes a ton of work to keep one going in the beginning.
I've got to say that, tragedy aside, that movie of all the babies running around together is pretty adorable.
I am here to learn! :)
Last edited by WalnutPixie; 02-04-2012 at 12:19 AM.