Originally Posted by GhostwindAppaloosa
I wean all my foals alone.. I've tried a lot of different things.. doing weaning buddies so they arent alone etc. I've found that the BEST way for me is to wean them alone in a stall with no contact with other horses... Why? So they bond to me. I bring them their food.. all their attention.. scratches etc... I think this is important in a horses life later on... learning to be alone.. yes they are herd creatures but until they've HAD to be alone.. they are never OK with it if they've never been exposed to it. Using this method I have sound mind foals who never fuss when taken away from their buddies. Your going to IMO put this horse in an isolated firm strong stall.. and do not allow her time with other horses until she is no longer fretting it. She will probably.. kick. Scream.. and be upset. She will get over it. YOU need to be her new buddy
I agree that they do need to bond to you but this can also cause problems later on. I have a pain in the butt mare who has no idea she is a horse. Starting the bond before they have a chance to be a horse can turn into HUGE problems. My mare is super pushy yet sweet as pie.
IMO I believe you should give them a chance to be a horse and experiences herd dynamics. Herd dynamics will allow you to teach her respect and space. Which will keep you safe and help bring her to her potential.