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  • cousin Diana 5 years ago

    I so understood the time of tearing Spiral from her Mama..the only difference with Nomad was that he was 10 months old and part of a large herd..as well as his Mama ..the screaming and horror I felt was overwhelming..and know for positive it was no picnic for him either..I also had an adult cat that never weened from her Mama and upon having a litter of her own in time it was quite the family affair she and her babies would nurse and they were all happy...I have never agreed with the weening of foals at such a young age..it takes away so much of what it is to be a horse.. we learn from our folks..it all stems usually from greed of the owner to breed back ( which at four months has usually been done on the foal heat) and that is near ten days after birth..so the intentions is to not take anymore nutrition from the new baby growing inside the mare..AWWW!!! Now in some cases each the mare and foal are fine with the separation due to having mare pastures as well as foal pastures ..so OK!!

  • cousin Diana 5 years ago

    Continue---but it is very unnatural for some critters to be taken away from the parent or herd ..and in some cases I think it begins mental walls to grow..such as the insecurities of humans they live with..I mean who can trust someone fully when they are a reason for such terror?? as being torn from the one you love more then the air you breath?? Most cases they recover and go on in some I feel it never comes full circle in trust and affection..

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