Quantcast

How do you dry up milf from the mares?

Miniature Horse Talk Forums

Help Support Miniature Horse Talk Forums:

zoey829

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 5, 2007
Messages
2,262
Reaction score
6
I usually cut grain. Just give them a TINY bit. Just so they think I didnt forget about them at feeding time. But how do you speed up the process???
 

rabbitsfizz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2003
Messages
10,938
Reaction score
384
Location
England
My Broodmares don't get grain, so I have never cut back on it.

With the Arabs I used to keep them off grass etc, but, to be honest, a mare that is put onto a bit of good grass at weaning will dry up as fast and worry less about her foal since she will be busy grazing, and this is what I tend to do.
 

Mona

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2003
Messages
11,922
Reaction score
345
Location
Morson, Ontario, Canada
I don't do anything different, and just let nature take it's course and let them dry up on their own. I have always done it this way, and have never encountered any problems. Sure, they get a tight uncomfortable bag for a couple of days, but nothing more than that.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

MinisOutWest

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2007
Messages
721
Reaction score
0
Location
Up In the Mountains, CO
This sounded ridiculous when I heard of it, but I tried it on my 16 mares/ when I had them/ and it worked!!! watch the moon and watch the size of your mares bag, when there is a full moon she has a huge bag, when the moon goes to a dark moon her bag actually shrinks. well, when it comes time, watch for the dark moon and then wean the baby, she will be dried up in no time. it was amazing and I would have never believed it unless I did it and I did.
 

Latest posts

Top