Tuesday, March 3, 2009
This mare is approximately 7 years old, she's a sweet girl but is kind of shy. She likes to push the other horses around a bit so we named her Boss.
As Boss continues to gain weight it has become quite clear that she is pregnant. Her stomach is getting bigger by the DAY I swear!! She has also has a big bag of milk rapidly forming. In spite of the surprise foal baking inside of Boss, she continues to gain weight all over her body and is rapidly looking very healthy. So, now we are on foal watch and the longer she lets that little foal bake the better.
ITS A BOY! 4-29-09
Last night Boss gave birth to a beautiful, healthy colt! Mom and baby are both doing great. The vet will be out this afternoon to draw blood and do a wellness check on them both just to make sure. Boss is a wonderful, attentive mother and is kind enough to allow me to mess around with her little newborn without worry.
I decided to name him PAL of my HART. PAL is for the PAL Ranch in Mcminnville, the owners of the ranch donated the use of the property and barns to my rescue and expressed a desire to adopt Boss and her unborn foal several weeks ago. PAL stands for People Animals Love. The HART part of his name of course is for HART Rescue.
I can't tell who the sire is because he's the spitting image of his dam!
Julie, I hope you like that name. I know I said you should name him but PAL of my HART just seemed so perfect! You and Hanna can give him a good barn name.
SOME PHOTOS OF BOSS AND PAL THEIR FIRST TIME OUT 4-30-09
BOSS AND PAL ARE DOING VERY NICELY 5-21-09
Pal is growning into that head and ears and is starting to show some resemblance of his sire
Here is a head shot of his sire
Boss is looking excellent and healthy with a nice shiney coat