Friday, 17 October 2008

He's arrived!!!

Congratulations Coalman's Touch (RID) and Wynyard Night Owl (IDSH) and welcome to the world little 'Rory'. Turns out that my bay filly is in fact a chestnut colt but, he's perfect so I really cannot complain! Another trouble free foaling (always an extra worry when the mare is a maiden) and Hooty has taken to motherhood like a duck to water - she was definitely born to be a mum!

Rory was born within a few minutes of Hooty going down and her waters breaking - I was out with her talking to her as she was very agitated, when ready, and she quietly dropped to my feet and started to push.

Rory was on his feet after one massive effort and up he stayed! I don't know if we have ever had a foal stand and stay up without taking at least one or two tumbles but not Rory he was up and away and hasn't looked back.

I have some photos and a short video to share. I hope you enjoy.


  1. so cute! I wanna cuddle! Look like a really fab hunter type! Congratulations. Look at you miss Irish breeder - all your irish dreams coming true :-)

  2. Congratulations he's gorgeous.