Finish Line Horse Products endorser and hall of fame trainer, Shug McGaughey, recently took the big win at the Grade 3 Dwyer at Belmont Park, travelling last-to-first in his first race since being placed second following the disqualification of Maximum Security in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby!
Weaning a foal can be a stressful time not only for the mother and its baby, but also for horse owners. As much as it pulls at the heartstrings, sooner or later it’s necessary to make decisions about weaning. Proper preparation can lower the anxiety for all parties involved.
The two main questions that many horse owners face at this time are: When should I wean? And, how can I do it smoothly?
While there remains some debate among experts on the preferred style of weaning – whether gradual or abrupt – all agree that foals need to be eating comfortably on their own from a creep feeder before starting the process. This will ensure proper equine health. … (read more…)