Friday, July 9, 2010

Guess What's in My Backyard?

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Uh-huh...

That's right!

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Momma had her baby!

I didn't even notice her at first...just went out, tossed some hay through the mare's window, grabbed the boys and headed across the creek so they could be turned out to graze for the morning. When I returned a few minutes later to put grain in her bucket? Wow! What a surprise met my eyes!

On Wednesday evening I'd noticed a slight softening of the vulva on Momma, but it wasn't much, an certainly not what I'd noticed on my sheep. Her bag had changed shape just a bit, but again it was nothing like the super tight and full udders I've seen on my ewes. So I expected by the weekend, perhaps, we'd have a foal.

But I sure didn't expect to have her 12 hours later!

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Now, just in case you're wondering, there will be a naming contest on the Mustang U facebook site in the next day or two, so please do visit there often. Plus, you'll find additional photos in the album there, as well as a few on the MU Blog.

The adoption fee for this filly will be raffled off! Winner of the raffle will still need to submit an approved adoption application, but the fee will be waived. And more info on that will also be found on facebook or the MU blog.

Happy Trails, y'all...I gotta go play with a baby!

10 comments:

Shirley said...

You are going to have fun with this baby! Is she where Tika can see her?

Tracey said...

LOL, Shirley...yes, she is! And when Sandy came home from grazing yesterday morning, he got all excited, too! That made Momma nervous. It was one thing to have the girls cooing over her newborn, but having Sandy nickering was unacceptable, it seems :)

Judy said...

Awwww...I love foals! Such a beauty!

CTG Ponies said...

Oh my goodness, how cute!! She's got some legs!

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Never trust a mustang mare to let you know when a baby is due. She is a sweetie.

Kate said...

Gorgeous foal! Can't wait for more pictures!

Grey Horse Matters said...

What a pretty girl. She and her mama are both gorgeous. I just love paints. Good luck with her. Can't wait for more pictures.

Leah Fry said...

What a pretty girl! Have fun with her.

gtyyup said...

She is adorable...love the pics on FB!

Pony Girl said...

What a doll!!! Can't wait to see what name she ends up with! And no, Paint Girl will not be acquiring her, LOL! ;)