It’s that most glorious time of the year!
Time for babies and green grass,
Wild onions and wild flowers
Blue skies and dry ground!
I said, babies, right? It’s Spring! Glorious, wonderful, super fun, Spring!
I knew that my mare, Shuttle was getting close, but she really surprised me yesterday morning, because when I headed to the corrals at about 10am, sure enough, she was laying down and something didn’t look “normal”. So I headed over to see her and low and behold, she was having a baby!
Here’s some video of his first few breaths! Don’t watch this if birth grosses you out. I have some video of him being half-way out- but you’ll have to request that one, because I don’t want to chase away readers!
And of course, I have photos! I have a few of him at only moments old, and I may show those later if y’all ask for them. Some people are birth averse.
Gettin’ in a good stretch!
I wonder if these things work?
They might work. I think they might!
I think I can! I think I can!
They totally work!
Uh oh! Don’t fall, kid!
Sunshine and a mama’s love. Does it get better?
Here’s a 6 minute video of him standing for the first time here- he’s about 25 minutes old!
Now, here’s what I’m gonna do- we’re going to have a naming contest! Fun, right? You’ll have today, and all weekend, as well as Monday- until noon- to come up with a name for a bay colt with about 5 white hairs in his forehead. So far on the list are Baxter and Benson. If I choose your name, you’ll get a 5×7 photo of your choice from my gallery. I can even give you a 5×7 of the baby if you want! Be sure to leave your name suggestion(s) in the comments section below.
Happy Trails and Happy Friday!