Weaning Joshua

October 2020

This page will show photos of how Joshua was weaned and separated from his mum Jezebel and returned to living as part of the herd.

Josh at 5 months old

 

Below are some photos of Josh with his mum Jez.

 

Josh still keeps close to his mum; probably because they are the only two in their paddock!

21st October 2020

Josh with his mum. He's got such a pretty head

Look at his pricked ears. Josh is so alert

 

 Josh relaxing. 

He and his mum are about to be moved to a new field.

 

 

 

It's time for Josh to get up and get moving.

 

 

 

Josh has moved with his mum to a new field. There is lots more grass here and it is good to explore.

 

 

 

 

 

This is good. Josh likes to have a gallop. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jez and Josh moving paddocks. 

 

 

Jez and Josh have moved to a new field.

Tonight Josh has a chance to get used to his new surroundings, before he has some more of the herd join them.

22nd October 2020

It is time to let the other mares into the field with Jez and Josh. Josh needs to be part of the small herd before he can be weaned from his mum. But it isn't going to happen today!!

 

 

 

Jez says hello with the other mares, but Josh is a bit more hesitant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Josh is alert, but not ready to be pushy. As the youngest in the herd, he knows his place. So for now, he is content to look without approaching.