I'm just too old to be a new mother. I'm exhausted and it has only been 2 days of caring for this now 17 day old colt. He is drinking much more and seems to be always hungry. I fed every three hours yesterday with the last feeding at 10:00 pm which was a double portion. Then last night I woke up at 2:30 am and took another feeding out and he drank that right down. I over slept this morning not waking until 6:15 am so this next feeding was at 6:30 and he thought he was starving.
On a good note Sally is great in a stall. I don't believe in all the years we have owned her that we have ever stalled her except during the camping trips and those weren't enclosed stalls. It took just a few minutes to clean her stall up. The colt (which really needs a name) kept trying to climb over the wall to be with Sally when she turned to eat her grain. He is starting to believe she is his mother, hopefully Sally will believe that same thing soon.