Joker hasn't been spending a lot of time with Honey Boo Boo, his dam. Nor have I seen him nursing on her in quite a while. He's eating great, growing and gaining weight really well. Since he's needing to get in shape for a halter futurity in Sept (early Sept), I pulled Boo out of the pasture yesterday. He's not phased, I left Dolly & Boudreaux in the pasture with him. He hangs with them most of the time anyhow. They all 3 share their buckets and get along great. No fuss at all from Joker last night. Dolly hollered for HER BFF more than the foal did.
So what did I see this morning? JOKER was nursing on Dolly! I was counting on her not to allow that, but I see I have an orphan accepter on my hands. Guess that means Boudreaux is about to get weaned along with him. I was going to allow Boudreaux to stay on his dam for another month, but that's just going to create drama. So, will put Goldie in with them and take Dolly out too. AUUUUGGGGHHHHHH!