Not accepting three year old and yearling back?
My aunt has two mares who both have foaled (one three years ago and one a year ago). The red dun (one who foaled 3 years ago) has accepted her foal back many times before when her daughter was pulled because she went back to sucking (mare has yet to dry up from 3 years ago!). Then the black mare (one who foaled last year) won't accept the red dun's foal or her own foal! All are mares and have been accepted as one herd before. The black mare kicked out at the red dun's foal last weekend when we had done a re-introduction but she gets all excited once she sees her own daughter and the red dun's foal.
The red dun's name is Jazmin and she is the mother of my three year old, Cocoa. Jade is the black mare and her filly's name is Star. So after the re-introduction, Jade and Jazmin get excited to see Star and Cocoa, but won't accept them into their herd. Jaz and Jade are kept in the paddock across from where Cocoa and Star are kept so they know who everyone is and all.. It's weird and my aunt needs to have Cocoa and Star back with their mother's before the end of the month so the cattle can be bred and such.. What's a good way of going about to re-introduce them? My aunt suggested having a fence between them, but the way Jade kicked out at Cocoa, I'm worried one of them will get caught in the fence.
P.S. Jazmin and Cocoa are both the 'lead mares'. But Jaz didn't kick out.. she just nipped Cocoa and then squealed. Jade's the one who kicked out and she's not lead..
^ Sorry if that's confusing..
Sorry everyone! I posted this in the wrong spot! Helpful info would be great too.
A horse doesn't care how much you know until he knows how much you care.
Last edited by SplashsKwikSand; 05-13-2012 at 10:42 PM.