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  1. minister man

    Fore cart

    I was looking through a catalogue and found this. I was thinking that I could take the handle off it, and build a set of shaves so that I can put my mini on the front, and a dump traler on the ball. what do you think? https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/600-lb-adjustable-trailer-dolly/A-p8656878e
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    colt nutrition

    The mare Isa re bred to the same stud. A team of these would be a mini team of belguims for sure.
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    colt nutrition

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    colt nutrition

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    colt nutrition

    He will be 5 months on Oct 8. I fed him in the stall last night while I took the mare for a walk. He didn't seem to have any problem with it, and he ate his feed. So I will probably wean him mid Oct.
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    colt nutrition

    I am not sure how big to expect him to be. The mare is 36'' but the stud is only 30"
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    colt nutrition

    The tag says " CFS pro horse 300 is recommended fed to the suckling foal and weaned foals up to 350 Kg. ( 770 pounds) Individual foal variance may require feeding rate adjustment of plus or minus 1.5 percent of the amount indicated. Feed in conjunction with hay and water. Provide salt free choice. Then there is a chart for mares and suckling foals. But weanlings it says Weaned foal Foal weight ( 6 months to 1 year) 150 kg ( 330 pounds) Minimum hay or pasture 1.5 kg ( 3.3 pounds) Pro horse 300 daily ration 2 .4 kg ( 5.29 pounds) There are more weight groups listed for weaning foals, but they are irrelevant since he won't weight 300 pounds by one year old. I will try to pick him up tomorrow, but I would guess he weights between 50-100 lbs.
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    colt nutrition

    For weaning I know there are several trains of thought. Some just separate out of site of each other, Some seperate during the day and together at night for a while. Some seperate with just a partition between them so they can see each other. Which is best? How long do they have to be apart before they could be exercised in a paddock together?
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    colt nutrition

    Ok, sounds good. The feed I am feeding the mare is also for a foal and weakling, it would make good sense not to change that on him too. I know the feed is made more for bigger horses, so I wasn't sure it the ticket applied to minis too. I will see what the ticket says. I might start taking him to his own stall to eat so he gets use to eating alone.
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    colt nutrition

    Hi everyone, You might remember that had a beautiful foal born this spring. His mother has been great with him, and he is growing into an adorable "mini Belguim" still colt. He is not quite 5 months yet, but looking ahead towards weaning, I am wondering what is the best way to feed a young growing colt so that he grows well, without becoming too fat, or having other growth issues? . I have been feeding the Mare, "Mare and foal" feed ever since she foaled at about 2 cups morning and night. He has been eating with her ever since he was a few days old. At first she rubbed her face in the feed and then held her face out for him to lick it off, it was adorable. To wean, I need to stop feeding her, so her milk will dry up, but I also have to remember that she is hopefully back in foal, as of June 8th, so I have to keep her health in mind. Will the colt need grain? What type? how much would you feed? or maybe just good hay. I know that minis get fat easily. I figure I will wean at 6 months, but failing to plan is planning to fail.
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    brains storming

    I am wondering about housing for miniature horses. Right now I have one mare, and one foal. When I look at future goals 1) I might like to keep using the mare to raise foals...…… I did rebreed her this year. 2) I would like to have a driving team. ( I have trained and used, work horses before) 3) I would like to keep my own stallion...……. even though I only have one mare. I know that it is possible for each horse to provide more than one function. The mare could be part of the team, so could the stallion, or they could be individuals and have a team of geldings. Part of me could see using the stallion for agility. Anyhow, So it could be from 2-4 miniatures. From the research I can have done, I could build stalls, tie stalls, a run in shed with paddock. Stalls give more control for feeding for the different jobs or gestation. A run in shed is a lot less work, BUT I would still need one stall for weaning the foal from the brood mare. I am guessing it would depend on the temperament of the horses if they could all live together. I am wondering what I should build for stalls and paddocks or size of run in shed. I have never used a run in shed before. I might be overthinking this whole thing, but I believe that failing to plan is planning to fail.
  12. minister man

    Can it be real?

    The foal is growing super fast. The mare taught him to eat feed by getting it all over her face, and then getting him to lick it off. it was adorable. He is feeding feed and hay, and loves to run. He is an amazing little addition to the horse "herd".
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    Re- breeding the mare

    A bit of an undate, The mare got the all clear, is doing fantastic with the foal. We brought the stallion back for the 30 day heat. He definitely bred her every day she was in heat, so hopefully she is back in foal.
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    Re- breeding the mare

    The fellow I sold the stallion to, was in this weekend to see the foal.. No longer having a stallion, rebreeding the mare wasn't really something I was considering, until he offered to bring him down for "a bit" of 50.00. It would be nice to have a team of full siblings. The stallion looks like a miniature Belguim. The foal is Belguim colour. Anyhow, Now I am thinking ........... I need to make sure I would have the room... I would have 3 years to save for the team harness......... I know the mare and foal need separate stalls for weaning purposes, but then then foal 2 needs a separate stall too......... later... I believe that failing to plan is planning to fail. Anyhow, the mare foaled on May 9th, which is 11 days ago..... that should mean that she is in her foal heat now, but I am not seeing any signs of her being in heat, or the foal scouring to indicate she might be in heat. I don't have the stud here, not feeling the best myself, so I wouldn't breed on this heat. When would i line the stallion up for anticipating her next heat? Is it 30 days after foaling? That would be June the 8th. Would I need him to arrive a few days before that? could I turn him out each day with the mare and foal? or would I have to lock the foal up and turn them out? thanks for the help everyone,
  15. minister man

    Can it be real?

    I couldn't be more happy with him......... Mama is pretty protective, which is a good thing....... Day one she was pushing her feed around in the feed box. Kind of like she was looking for the good stuff. I never saw her act like that before. when she had her face all feed, she lowered her head to the foal and let him lick it off her face..... I have seen a lot of animials and babies, but never saw an animal teach it's young to eat like that before.