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kim_angel 05-17-2011 05:59 AM

Yearling starting to nurse from pony
My TWH yearling has started to nurse off of my pony! She is dry so its not like he is getting milk or anything. And the silly pony is letting him do it.

What can I do, besides separating them (I dont have a separate pasture yet. Working on fencing it in though) to stop this bad behavior??


AnnaT 05-18-2011 05:15 AM

Hm, I dunno but you could try keeping the pony in when the yearling is out and then swapping them around so they aren't out together?

MaggiStar 05-18-2011 05:44 AM

without a seperate pasture its a toughi. Maybe put some foul tastin cream on her so he stops

iridehorses 05-18-2011 07:00 AM

If the pony is letting him, then separation is the only way. He needs to be reweaned.

smrobs 05-18-2011 08:39 AM

^^Exactly. The bad thing is that I have heard of instances where a dry mare will begin to produce milk if a foal starts suckling on her. Separation is going to be the only way here.

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