Miller Quarter Horses
The saying is “it takes a village to raise a child”, however that is also true for this filly. This spring, I found this filly, early one morning when I went to do chores and check on mares. She was up and very spry, however her mother hemorrhaged after birth and died. Kyle came and loaded her into the trailer, and we obtained some mare colostrum from some friends. We tried two different nurse mares, one from a cousin, one from a friends.
So with neither mare loving “Hobo”, we were back to feeding foal replacer. I figured Hobo needed some company, so I thought she could live with Doris the Milk Cow. Next morning when Doris was milked, she only gave 4 litres, when she would usually give 8-10 litres per milking. Same thing that evening. We then caught Hobo In the act.... Doris loves Hobo. LOVES her immensely. If Hobo isn’t in her sight, you will hear Doris bellar for that filly. Weaning time is going to be hard on Doris the milk cow. First picture is from the first day we caught Hobo nursing, second picture is from today.