Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
At 11 weeks, no. Tons of people wean at 3 months (12 weeks), and it's considered common practice with big name breeders/showers. If your colt is being abused, and not getting his proper food from a malnourished dam anyway, you will be doing them both a favor by removing him. As you've already purchased him, it's the age MOST breeders would be letting you take him home anyway.
Speak to your local vet about starting him on the best possible nutrient rich diet ASAP. You will actually do him MORE good by removing him now and packing him with nutrients then letting him continue to suckle at a nutrient deficient dam.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.