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How long do foals nurse for?

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My horse is about to have her first foal. How long will her baby nurse? Can I ride her while she's nursing?
asked Dec 3, 2013 in Horse Care by anonymous

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In the wild foals sometimes nurse until they are a year old. Domestic horses usually nurse for 4 to 6 months. Time for weaning the horse is generally up to the human caretaker. A horse does need exercise, perhaps wait a month before riding her. Remember to allow her time to nurse the foal.
answered Dec 23, 2013 by (36,420 points)