A recent article in The Horse (www.thehorse.com) supports what many breeders (me definitely) have known all along, that weaning is easiest when the mare and foal are out of sight and sound. Read here for more:
Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver, Equine Insurance Specialist
Best Days to Wean for September, 2014
September 6th - 9th
(Never wait until the last day!)
Best Days to Wean for October, 2014
October 3rd - 6th
(Never wait until the last day)
I had hoped to wean my guy in early October, but he is only 4-1/2 months old. I see the weaning dates (per the Almanac) for late October/November have a run of 8-10 days.
What would be the best days in that run?
October 31st - November 3rd
November 27th - 30th
Definitely wait as the six month age is BEST for mare and foal.
Thanks for the reply. I'm hoping to do it this coming weekend. He will be 5-1/2 months and they are both very independent of each other.
December 24th - 27th last weaning days for 2014.