We have started weaning foals:)

Discussion in 'Breeding Horses' started by Coliban Quarter Horse Stud, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Spike by Tru Blu Texan x Coliban Plenty Good(iiu) was a real champion. He accepted the separation from his mum, was upset for a little while then decided that he couldn't eat and call out at the same time:lol:, so he has chosen food over stressing out.
    No wonder Spike is so big for his age, have a look at the size of the milk bar he was attached to!:rockon:

    Elle owned by Gone Rama was stressing a bit more, but settled down and is eating and drinking now.
    But she would love to get back to her mum, who is rather uncomfortable with the bag.

    Thanks for looking:)
  2. Yorkie

    Yorkie Well-known Member

    wow the milk bar on poor spikes mum... she is HUGE!!!
  3. mirawee

    mirawee Gold Member

    Wow, I can't believe you are weaning already! It is only 4 months into breeding season :eek:
  4. So as Spike himself :D, his size is in the direct proportion with her udder:)
  5. Trojane

    Trojane Well-known Member

    Gee your Spike is a handsome fellow! :))
  6. Remaani

    Remaani Guest

    I can't even think about weaning time, Chevy is 3 mths old so another 2 or 3 mths before he's weaned... seems forever away.

    Good looking kids Coli. :)
  7. ZaZa

    ZaZa Guest

    I read elsewhere that it's the norm for Coliban babies to be weaned around 3 months of age.
  8. wattle6180

    wattle6180 Gold Member

    There's no nutritional value after this age, so no biggie if they're eating & drinking well ';' I've made the same choice previously, as have some others who've posted here :p
  9. mirawee

    mirawee Gold Member

    No nutritional value maybe but lots of socialisation value to stay with Mum :)

    I just know of so many people still waiting for foals so it was a shock to see someone already weaning LOL
  10. Not only that ^^^ but it is also heaps easier on a mare:)
    our mares look a million dollars and stay fertile into late twenties because we don't overuse them.:)

    this one is 19yo.

    or this one, a 20yo
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2013
  11. Thanks, Remaani:), it is very nice of you.:D
    Please make sure to put plenty of pictures of your foals when you wean them, We all enjoy looking at them:)
    It took 2 days for the foals and their dams to stop calling to each other. We leave mares in a close proximity to the stables, so the foals can hear their mums but can't see them. It makes mares walk around more = movement reduces the chance of mastitis.
    The bay mare will shortly be rebred to Blu and will go to her new owners. The sorrel mare will stay empty and will be put in foal next spring. She will have a year off to recuperate.

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