Thursday, June 2, 2011

Little Darling

Toad Hill's Buttermilk had a lovely little colt this morning about 4:00 am on the lawn. It seems to me that letting the mares foal on the lawn is really the best. Certainly much more natural than foaling in the barn. On the lawn their instincts seem to kick in and the foals are up and nursing so much sooner than when in the barn. When I choose this way to let them foal, I try to make sure they have a companion mare with them and plenty of room to locate a secluded spot to foal.
This photo was taken about a hour after the foal was born.

BELOW: Photo of Buttermilk and Colt taken June 20, 2011

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