Post Number: 3
|Posted on Sunday, October 05, 2008 - 11:33 am: ||
I have narrowed my search down to two mares, one is a 16 hand HUGE quarter horse who has been allowed to remain with her colt of 4 years. I have only owned geldlings and need some advise. The ,mare hasn't been " messed with" since she had the colt either, so when w went to ride her she was watching him and VERY unhappy to have someone on her back, but allowed me to sit and be led soon. How long will she be upset once away from him? Any tips?
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Post Number: 1278
|Posted on Monday, October 06, 2008 - 10:37 am: ||
Id take her on a trial period of about 2-3 weeks. A new suroundings and away from him may be all she needs or she may be just soured. 2-3 wks would give her enough time to settle down if she wass going to and let you see how she'll do Id do some ground work with her the first week home to feel her out and help her along
Post Number: 332
|Posted on Monday, October 06, 2008 - 12:57 pm: ||
Just out of curiousity, is that colt still intact?
Post Number: 10
|Posted on Monday, October 06, 2008 - 05:06 pm: ||
I agree with the trial period. What was the owner's reason for never weaning them? In the wild,mares would usually naturally wean b/c they would get pregnant again and need nutrients for the new unborn baby.
Would u have other horses where she would be staying with you? That would help if she has new barn mates to live with when moving her. Also, if the current owner could start gradually seperating them would make it easier on the both of them too.