Mare trying to steal herd mate's foal?
I wasnt quite sure where to put this, sorry if it is in the wrong place.
Okay I am stumped my 3 year old haflinger mare(delilah) is trying to steal my 14yo appy mare's(mary anne) 3 week old foal(skittles) it has gotten bad. She tries to put as much space between momma and baby as she can then blocks Skittles from running back to Mary Anne. The only other horse in the pasture is a 14 year old mini who couldn't care less about the foal. I can't put them in a separate pasture, and I can't just put the haflinger in her stall/run-in whille the mare and foal are out, our I would have to put the haflinger and mini in a 8x6 run in all afternoon. Also the whole steal the baby game only lasts for about half an hour before they settle down a little and then Delilah only tries to steal the foal if she gets to far from her mom.
Any ideas on how to stop it, other then adopting the mare a foal.
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