~Little foal, where are you?~

Little foal, where are you

I waited

To see you nuzzling your Mom for the first time

To place my hands on your silky body

To feel your little heart beating

To catch a glimpse of you running through the green grass

I waited

Little foal, where are you

Fat Mama
Fat Mama

We spent ten days at my brother’s house waiting for Fat Mama (Lena) to have her foal. Well, we left there Sunday mourning and guess what? This afternoon, around six o’clock, she had her baby, after 356 days! 

It’s a boy!!

I was so disappointed that I didn’t get to witness his birth! It would have been a first! Baby is doing find, found his milk after a few tries. Photos were captured using a cell photo and sent to me. Earlier today, before she had her baby, I wrote this poem and planed to post it tonight with pictures of Lena and now I get to include photos of her new baby boy.

Lena's Baby
It’s a colt!
It's a boy!
Look at Mom’s face. Adorable
First Nuzzle
First Nuzzle

These are a few photos of their other horses! Hot Rod and Big Red. There is also Lace, a one year old filly and I will  post photos of her and more of Big Red later. I bet I receive more photos of the new baby!

"This feels so good"
“This feels so good”
“I’am just an old cow horse”
Twenty-Seven year old Hot Rod
Twenty-Seven year old Hot Rod
Handsome  Big Red
Big Red

 How wondrous is  life?

15 thoughts on “~Little foal, where are you?~”

  1. What glorious pictures!!! I’m so sorry you were not able to witness that birth…oh, I would so love to have been there!!! 365 days….really??!!! Ugh!!!

    1. Hi Barb. Thanks! I am sorry I missed it for sure. The Mom was artificially inseminated and the vet set the date. It had been about 356 days! I was told the longer the Mom carries the foal it will most likely be a male.

  2. Thanks for sharing. They are all beautiful. Reminds me of when I watched my quarter horse giving birth to her colt. Nature is so amazing!

  3. I cried when I saw the pictures… as a city kid, I always wanted to be around horses! Guess at this ripe old age, I’ll have to be content drawing them on my quilts! Thanks for the beautiful poetry, and pictures.

    1. Hey Anne Marie! You could see about finding a local barn and go visit! I would guess, seeing them on one of your quilts, would be beautiful!

      I was sent a video and I could hear my great, great nephew, who is 2.5 years old, saying – “Daddy, Daddy, it is a baby” He kept saying, every time he saw Lena – “where is her baby”. Go figure! I could not believe it, but I guess that is the way in the country.

    1. Gay, I was sad to leave, but we had made reservations and well we really could not tell when the foal would be born. It looked like last Saturday was the day, from the was Lena was acting, but it didn’t happen. You must be spending your last days in Tucson for awhile. Safe travels to your next destination.

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