New baby

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  1. BostonBanker

    BostonBanker Active Member

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    The first, and sadly only, foal of the season at the barn was born today - mama was very kind and decided on an afternoon foaling instead of the usual middle of the night!

    Just barely out, and still rather rumpled.
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    Discovering that no, you can not nurse on a nose. At least, not successfully.
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    Up and at 'em.
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    Hard to see in any of the shots I got, but there are 3 little socks.
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    I can't wait until she's outside and a bit less alien looking. I always think they are much cuter at 5 days or so!
     
  2. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    Alien or not, she is pretty cute. And the miracle of them standing up so fast on those stilts they are born with never gets old.
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Ah, you're going to enjoy this, BB :)
     
  4. BostonBanker

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    It's mind-blowing to me. I was headed into town to meet family for dinner when I got the call that the mare was foaling. Got to the barn just after it was born, shot a few pictures, and went to dinner. I was back in less than an hour, and she was already practicing bucking and trotting around the stall!
     
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    bnwalker2 My house is a zoo

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    Awww, so cute!!
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    CHeers that is a glorious baby!!!!!
     
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    She's so pretty! I love that blaze...are there pics of Dad??
     
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    Not my picture, clearly. The mare was purchased by my trainer already in foal, so she wasn't bred to the farm's stallion. I assume that is the plan for her this coming year.
     
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    Lovely horses and baby !!!
     
  10. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Who is dad.. is the foal destined to be a jumper?

    We have one foal on the way this year too.
     
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    Foals are so cute. Congrats to the Momma!
     
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    Awwwwww...... Admittedly I know nothing of Horses, but OMG sooo cute!
     
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    The dad is the Hanoverian stallion Pablo. I believe he's also had a lot of success in the dressage ring as well as the jumpers.

    I'm not sure what the plans are for her at this point. I expect she'll be a sale horse, and thus will probably do whatever her new owner wants her to do. Although she isn't related at all to my trainer's (her owner's) stallion, so if she's nice enough, maybe they will hang on to her as a potential broodmare.

    Right now, I'm just sad that it is such a beautiful day out, and I had to leave before she got turned out for the first time! I'll have to wait and get outdoor shots next week - Meg and I are off to our first agility trial in a million years.
     

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