Friday morning as I headed down the gravel road, bound for Rapid City, I looked at my horses that were standing near the road, and couldn’t get the pickup stopped fast enough or my camera out of the bag fast enough to rush over to see my new baby!
I knew Shuttle was close to foaling. I’d checked her Wednesday and she was definitely showing signs of being ready! I figured she’d for sure wait until I left town to have the foal. But she didn’t. So I got to stop in, and say hi and rub on this pretty bay filly (with no white- the Cowboy’s Favorite kind)! The colt is by ranch stud WDX Banjobreeze Baby out my mare Shuttle (Fleefoots Dakota Sun).
I love all the other mares that are oohing and ahhing over the new addition to the herd!
I love how babies of all species like to bathe in the sun! It’s sweet!
She loves her mama!
I’m not keeping this filly, as I promised my niece she could have her if it was a girl and it was! So I won’t be naming her- that will be up to her owner.
Also, as something crazy and fun, I’m writing this from 30,000 feet- on a big ol’ jet airliner, bound for Minneapolis!
I hope everyone has a great Saturday.