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Friday, November 4, 2011

Weaning Time

Weaning was Saturday!


Dove is 5 months old and Fawn is 4 1/2 months old.  Fawn is a little younger than I would have liked to wean.  But they were born a little later than I would have liked also. 

They are drinking water well, and eating hay and grain, so it's time.

They  have Bob, an older gelding as a pasture mate to distract them. And right across their fence line is another group of 6 horses.

I really want them separated for a few weeks, before the mares need to come back to the lot beside the foals.  I want to get this done before I'm breaking ice in the water tanks, since where the mares are now, I don't usualy put a water heater.

This morning, waters had a fine layer of ice, so I better get those water heaters into the other horse water tanks. I just hope I don't have to break ice for the mares too many mornings.

 The mares are doing fine. Starlet could care less where her baby is.

Goldie has been walking the fence line for the first 4 days.

Then a baby whinnies,

 and Goldie is listening!

Most of the time, they have been content eating hay from the round bale and getting to know their old friends again.  I figured Chick and Dixie would keep the 2 mares from whinnying for the group of horses.

Isn't this pretty?  This is my view from my living room picture window. I can look out and see my mares and make sure everyone is ok.


Deanna said...

My but you have beautiful horses!! And those babies - they are gorgeous! Great post ~

Horses Are Our Lives said...

Thanks Deanna. I just love the looks of these 2 fillies! They are just darlings. I'll have to post pics of their big brothers soon! Thanks for visiting! I've been behind in posting on the blog. Sept and Oct were just way too nice and I spent a lot of time outside. Now, it's getting cooler I'll need to start blogging more.

5 Starr's Farm said...

The two fillies are sure nice, really like their black socks. How are you ? I had to go out of town to get caught up with all my favorite bloggers....LOL
Reading everyone's post, we all have a little winter going on. From every thing we've heard it's to be aother bad one........ YUK !!! Take care.


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