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Weaning Strategy

September 2015 by Cristina Wilkins, Editor-in-Chief, Horses and People Magazine

Whilst some will argue over the best timing or weaning method, the question horse owners are asking is why wean at all? 

Is it really necessary to intervene in what is a normally occurring and natural process? And, what might happen if you didn’t wean that foal? 

Horses and People’s Editor, Cristina Wilkins, talks with breeder and equitation science researcher Dr Amanda Warren-Smith about her experience allowing broodmares and foals to stay together in their family group, and the reasons she chooses not to wean.