Saturday, April 10, 2010

A new baby at the barn!

Heather delivered her unbelievably large colt last night at 11.

He is so tall, so beautiful, and so affectionate! He was born into the arms of the barn owner, who fortunately spotted that Heather was in trouble.

And here's why. Look at him! Huge! He's 19 hours old in this picture.


Delivering such a large foal ripped her badly, but after a check at the vet it appears that she'll be fine. But it was an exhausting night.



And the colt... I've never seen such a friendly colt. He comes right up to you for a petting and loves to be handled and hugged.

And he bounces around so happily.




His legs are nearly as long as momma's.


He's got the cutest little curl to his ears. Can you see them?




DH always has a way with animals. Colt (yet unnamed) walked right up to him.


And Heather is a wonderful, attentive mom.



Tomorrow I'll have a little movie. And maybe a name too.

Colt will be sold relatively quickly, he's really built for hunter jumper and Dad's a national champion. As affectionate as this boy is, he's going to be a dream.

15 comments:

Fantastyk Voyager said...

He's certainly a cutie and so loooong legged!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

He's certainly a cutie and so loooong legged!

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

OH MY CUTENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love those curling ears..like a Keebler Elf. So sweet so sweet!!

Susan said...

I just love all the babies in the spring time! That is a huge looking foal. Glad they're both healthy.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Glad the barn owner was there to help out the mom. Cute baby.
Congrats to all

Gail said...

Legs! This young man could be a moon jumper.

allhorsestuff said...

Look at him! Her is quite large..looks to be much older than a day! Poor momma mare..glad she will be fine.
I love his markings..the double black over neck and wither is neat.
I almost bred Wa to an Azteca...we were bartering and I almost did it, but my sissy did not want me to breed BUT= to another Registered Thoroughbred
(or other papered horse.)
I would have a 2 year old now, if I had.
KK

Michaela said...

Oh my goodness, he is SOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!!!!!!! And, big!!! (Ouchy!)
I wish I could have a cuddle of him. Imagine us gals at your Horse Bloggers convention. We could just bliss out watching slide shows of horse pix and going, Ohhh cute!!!
I hardly ever get to ride. But this coming week I will be at my mother in law's property, which is home to several geriatric horses. There is one who is rideable, a standardbred (trotter) called Buffy. Im packing my jods right now!

georgestraitgirl said...

so cute!!

Paint Girl said...

What a cute little baby!! And he is a big, little guy!! I love foaling season! We have a couple babies now at the farm. I believe we are supposed to have 12 born this year.
Can't wait to see video!

Leah Fry said...

Aren't foals just the BEST?! Streaker, the new baby at my friends' barn, is also super outgoing and friendly. It will be interesting to see how that kind of personality develops as they get older and start working.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Wow what a big boy, poor mama. He's so adorable I just want to give him a big hug and kiss. Cute ears too!

Shirley said...

What a leggy boy! I think he'l be able to do what he was bred for!

Jane said...

I love Spring and the new babies. This little (big) guy is ADORABLE. What a face. I can see why mom had a struggle, so happy it all came out right.

Handsome handsome handsome....

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Adorable!!!!


~Lisa