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IMHO, he was too young to be weaned but, as @My Salty Pony commented, mom likely barely had enough to sustain her, much less feed a baby😡

My grandfather’s philosophy regarding his foals was “git to handling those foals before they git to handling you”. With that in mind his First Rule Of Thumb for my cousin and I was”treat those horses the way you want to be treated or find yourselves sitting on the porch all summer”.

Since I am not capable of explaining anything in a few sentences, this article is pretty good. Were that little doll face mine, I would treat him as if he were a newborn and doesn’t know anything; in other words go back to ground zero:)


Dont forget, he’s going to need gelded sooner than later (When both testicles drop) no matter how pretty he is. He does not have papers. The last thing you want to do is put another baby on the ground that may end up at a kill lot.
 
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