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Question by  vasanthamani (18)

What is the age to wean a foal from the mare?


Answer by  Micki (34)

The age range to wean a foal from a mare is 3 to 5 months. It is best to wait until the foal is closer to 5 months.


Answer by  horseygal (79)

Some foals are weaned as early as three months as commercial milk replacements are much more nutritious and help in physical development. But six to nine months is the norm.


Answer by  MrsShannonHarrell (768)

Foals can be weaned between ages three months to about six months. Most breeders prefer to wait six months, for optimum health of the foal. The foal needs to be eating hay and grain independently, drinking water, and grazing on grass. Feed the foal grain designed for young and growing horses.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

The foal should be weaned between six months and a year. However, the mother will start to push the baby away and not want it to nurse when she's ready to wean the foal. Most people will wean their foals at around 6 months if they're selling them. When it's time you will have to keep them apart.

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