Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia
You need to keep from putting anything off. Call a vet immediately, explain the situation (that this foal is very very young, and needs nutrition right now if it's going to survive). If it's that young there is probably a very frantic mare owner searching for the baby, and I bet if you started REALLY poking around you would find the owners. Feed stores, tack stores, make fliers and talk with the people running it to have them help you out. The baby is cute, but it needs more than water, without the essentials it will die. There's a reason nurse mares are so important if a mother passes or cannot feed her baby. If you cannot find the owners right away, it would be the best thing for the baby to give it up to someone with lots of experience who can keep the baby alive and healthy.