Care Advice for 5-month-old Orphaned Foal
I am getting a 5-month-old weanling in about a week, but I have never raised a foal before!
I honestly don't know much about him yet. His mother was a TWH, but his sire is a complete mystery; story is that the mother was bought from a kill pen (presumably where she was impregnated -unknowingly), cared for and sold again, gave birth, and then recently died of colic. The foal's current owner is basically giving this guy away. I still have no idea what condition the foal is in (I'm getting him through a third party, so info is limited as of yet), but I am wondering if there is anything that I need to have prepared/on hand for a 5-month colt before he gets here. Also, I am told he's been halter-broke since 2 months, for what that's worth.
Do I feed him grain? Hay? Special supplements? What kind, how much? I am planning on keeping him in the pasture with my 20-yr-old gelding.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!