Some more photographs of Beau, which were taken yesterday. Beau is now 2 weeks old and we are still awaiting the arrival of the others. Wish they would hurry up and arrive, then Beau will have some playmates..
Well we are still awaiting the arrival of our other Foals. The Mares are all fit to burst, but just seem to be crossing their legs. We've had some beautiful weather over the weekend and I really thought that the Mares would Foal.. But nothing! Little Beau is two weeks old today, I took these photographs of him yesterday, after he's been galloping round the field. Jasmine walked him back into the barn for a well earned nap.
We are still awaiting the safe arrival of our other Foals. All the would be Mum's look fit to burst. Still keeping a very close eye on them all. Knowing my luck they will all arrive at the same time. These pictures were taken early this morning of the other girls not in foal. They were all laying down having forty winks..
Our new arrival now has a name. After much family debate, his name will be Bucephalus. Bucephalus was the name of Alexander The Great's Horse and means "Great Horse".. We will call him Beau for short.. We have another two Mares who look like they are fit to burst, so hopefully we will have some more Foals this week.
We have had our First Foal this morning at approx 7am. A beautifully marked Skewbald Colt with an Eel Stripe. Mum and baby doing well. He hasn't got a name yet, but will by the end of the day. In the photo with Mum, you can just see his Dad, peeking under the rail to have a look at his new arrival. This is Jasmine's first ever foal and the first ever foal from Kai and what a little cracker he is.
We are still awaiting the arrival of our first foal of the season. I'm on tender hooks and definitely not getting much sleep. The Ponies look fit to burst. As you can see by these photo's of Jasmine. Every year I watch Fairytail Miniatures Foaling News. Selwyn & Janette, do a sterling job of updating their site every day. They also share all the good and bad news and it is always very informative and sometimes very sad. We are very fortunate to have two fillies that were bred by them, Fairytail Chi-Chi and our first foal Hericus Athena by their Champion Stallion Romany Paco. Athena is the header picture on this blog. So if you'd like to see some wonderful new borns, click on the link above and it will take you over to their site. Then just click on Foaling News 2009.
I had an email yesterday from my friend Debbie at the Tygwyn Miniature Shetland Stud. Her Daughter Julia has started a new website for selling Shetlands and Pony related items. The new site is called Shetlands For Sale. If you click on the name it will take you over to the site. Julia is a Student and is trying to raise some money, to help with her Studies. To place a for sale advert on the site costs £1.00. Wanted Adverts are free. So for all those Studs out there, wishing to sell their Stock, or if you want something, give the new site a try, at only £1.00 per advert, I think its a bargain. We wish Julia every success with the new web site...