Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Congratulations, it's a boy!

Born at 1.10am this morning to Hooty (Wynyard Night Owl) and Reilly (TF Life O'Reilly), a son. A bonny bay colt with a big white star and one little sock. Mum and baby doing really well. Delivery was text book and, aside from a contracted tendon on the off fore and a floppy ear, he's perfick! The tendon should resolve itself in a few days and, having had a foal born with a floppy ear before, I know that that will be completely normal in no time at all as well. I'll keep a close eye on him and, if the leg is still worrying in a few days, will call for the expert guidance of my wonderful vet.

For those of you who are not aware, Hooty has been leased out so this foal is not our foal. His 'Grandma' whizzed out to visit early this morning and is pretty darned happy with this 'little' guy. He's not named yet but she has some lovely ideas - She'd better hurry up though as I have started to call him 'Floppy' because of the ear and if she's not careful, it might stick!!

The weather is VILE so photos are pretty bad - All taken in the shed, minus the flash (hence a bit fuzzy). I can't wait for the sun to come back out so I can get some shots off of him a little more unfolded and out on the pasture.

He's very bonny and brave - already running rings around his mother (literally) but she's being quite firm with him so hopefully will keep him inline a little better than last year's reprobate, Rory.

Will leave you with some photos and a very brief video.

Congrats Keryn, he's a little superstar in the making!

Welcome to the world
Out of the rain
Milk moustache
Check out my floppy ear
I wanna go out there mum!
Time for a snoozle

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