What are your thoughts on "self-weaning"? There's a small warmblood stud near where I live and the lady leaves the foals on their mothers until they are 12-18 months old (or whenever the mare has had enough lol). Each mare is only bred every second year. She says that the mares and foals are happier and less stressed.
Good in some cases if the horses actually stop nursing, sometimes the moms dont wean them and they are still nursing well into their first year. Even though Houdini was self weaned, i would have preferred to wean him the normal way. If you’ve seen horses never weaned ever from their mommas there is usually something very wrong with them and they are terrible to handle away from their mom. Thankfully i moved houdini before he got to that stage, it’s like having a buddy sour horse but 10x worse sometimes.