It was an absolutely gorgeous evening on Wednesday when we went to check on our mare herd.
The mares have split into two bunches. We knew we’d find some babies eventually. As you can see from the above photos there were no babies to be seen with this bunch! There were however some really fat, and very uncomfortable looking mamas!
What we didn’t know, while on this little outing, was that we’d manage to catch a mare in the act of having a foal! Of course, it wasn’t just any mare- it was one of Kelsey’s girls! We caught her right as her water broke! More on that later, though. You’ll have to wait, ahem, because there are very nearly 300+ photos of the event! I need to sort through them all! It was the first equine birth for Zach, and his kids, Ty and Kelsey to witness! It’s just such an amazing thing!
But in the meantime, here are some photos of the other babies we have on the ground…
Grade mare with a red dun foal by WDX Nukem.
A red dun filly by WDX Nukem out of DX Mystic Chic. This is a first foal for this mare.
Here’s another red dun filly. Her mama is a palomino mare named Raffia Sioux, and this filly’s daddy is WDX Nukem. For those of you that are interested, I believe I’ll do a post on horse colors in the coming weeks. So stay tuned!
This mare always has big babies- so big in fact that they look “over” at the knee for a few weeks. Her filly was very friendly. She came up and smelled me and let me rub her velvety, soft nose.
I will do my very best to get the photos and the story up of the birth we were fortunate enough to witness. I must say it was probably Divine Intervention on so many levels.
In the meantime, everyone have a happy Friday. I know we will!