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post #21 of 21 Old 10-30-2016, 01:49 PM
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I am a new horse owner and have purchased a mare, Twist, and her colt, Moxy, born on Sep 3 as well as another colt, Mohawk, from different location. I have kept Mohawk separate from the other 2 for over a week to hopefully ensure he doesn't have strangles. Mo is very rambunctious and wants out of his stall but he is also barely bridal broken. I have a couple of questions:

1. how long should I keep them separate to ensure no problems
2. how should I introduce them so there are no issues/fighting
3. as I live in a cold environment I was thinking about keeping them in stalls for the winter and only putting them out to pasture on nicer days.
4. if I switch to a stall is it acceptable to keep the mare and colt in the same stall, the stalls I have are 12+'x18+'.
5. should i feed them alfalfa or hay or a mix and should their diet include a mix of oats cracked corn and such as a supplement
6. I am placing a salt and mineral block in each stall, is that good or bad
7. I want to build a coral for working with my colts and training, what is a good size, should I build normal wood fence or a portable metal coral?

I have a 5-6 acre pasture which should support the 3 easily. I also have a 10+- acre hay field that I plan on fencing in to allow for grazing after the second cutting next year.
Haven't read all replies, but first thing I want to say right now is that the foal born on Sept 3rd absolutely needs to be with his mother. He is not yet 2 months old, NOT ready to be weaned. Average age for weaning is generally 6 months.

I'm sorry OP, but I feel like the questions you ask are very, very basic. It really worries me that you ask these questions and lack the knowledge to care for any horse (let alone 2 colts and a mare). I cannot stress enough that you need outside help, something that we on a forum cannot fully do. We can answer questions, yes, but so many variables come into play regarding specifics (like feed ...we don't know your horses, we can give a basic guide, but beyond that you need someone who personally knows your horses, like your vet.)

My advice first off would be sell them, or give them to a rescue (a real one, not a BS one), or a knowledgeable horse person.

Beyond that, my only advice is to board them out to a reputable barn, OR have a very knowledgeable trainer guide you step by step.

IMHO, it's not just the lack of knowledge that worries me here, but also in the training and handling of the colts (and the mare, but more so the colts). You don't know what you are doing, and that can get very dangerous very quickly. Please seek help from a reputable professional, or move them along to a new home.
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