Northern Virginia, 45 minutes east of paradise - 2 hrs during rush hour
Help! Nurse Mare needed. Update. mare on the way
Patricia Ramey (Hunt Ridge Stables at Blue Ridge Farm) lost a mare last night. The foal survived so she is looking for a nurse mare. A nightmare for any breeder :-(
Patricia takes *amazing* care of her horses. She buys the best hay and the mares have all they can eat. If you can help Patricia by sending her a mare, the mare will come back in top condition. My mare had 2 babies with Patricia and although the mare was a super milker, she looked great the whole time. Patricia loves her Mommas and babies.
Her cell is 703-973-1140. Call or text.
Thanks so much!
Last edited by Stacie; Mar. 31, 2012 at 10:57 PM.
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So sad, having lost a mare myself before. If Patricia can't find a nurse mare the foal, assuming it got some colostrum should be fine on relpacer. I have raised a number of orphaned foals, including my stallion Miracle who was orphaned at 10 hours old. It's a lot of feeding in the beginning but soon they get into a routine just fine. I have raised 5 orphans to just fine.
He's a strapping big 16.2+hand 1600 pound coming 10 year old stallion.
I do have a mare, she's old, who's the ultimate "mama" and will take any foal as her own. She's retired and while she has helped me raise 2 other orphans, both of whom she let nurse and one she nursed while nursing her own colt at the same time (yes 2 nursing babies). She's a bit too old to produce much milk. She will however in a very short period treat a baby as if she had given foal, protect and teach it. I don't know of that helps.