This is how rescues target people ignorant of livestock or the care needed. Cutsie talk about babies and what horrible people do to them. Weaning a foal is paramount to torturing a child and selling a horse is breaking up a happy family and the rest of the horses in the family will simply perish from sadness at the separation. A mare will not allow her own "baby" to breed her, nor will he want to breed his own momma! No need to separate them and see above about separating the happy family. Folks want to think they are saving this poor little baby when, in fact, they are most likely only prolonging it's suffering. The colt will probably need all sorts of treatment and surgery and just not respond to any of it so the pleas for money will continue as long as the colt lives but he will never get better since he will not be getting the treatment he needs. Well meaning people that are ignorant about livestock keeping do more damage than good getting involved in stuff like this and are why, at least partly, the equine industry in is the shape it is in.