Monday, 31 May 2010

Some More Pictures...

Some more photographs of our new arrivals.
If you click on the pictures they will pop up bigger.

Friday, 28 May 2010


First Day Out With Mum..

Yesterday morning, our friend Tash came up to see the Foals. She helped Mick usher them out with their Mum's. Min's Foal was quite happy to stay laying down in the stable, so in the end I told Tash to pick him up. Which she did and carried him out through the gate.
We only left them out for a few hours and then brought them back in to the Stables, where they all promptly fell asleep..

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Min's Foal..

Finally managed to get some good photographs of Min and her Foal late yesterday afternoon..
If you click on the pictures, they will pop up bigger.
If you look at the cheeks of his bottom, it looks like he has been sprinkled with paint..
He is very tiny compared to Katie's Foal who is by Viscount.
This little one is by Kai.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Katie's Foal

Here's some more pictures of Katie's Colt Foal, that I've taken today. Katie is a first time Mum and has done herself proud.
I did have the Vet out this morning, as she had retained the after birth, but blow me down the Vet walked through the Stable Door and she dropped it. But I'd rather be safe then sorry.
We think his colouring is Silver Dun.
There is an ongoing debate, about both the Foals names at the moment. But I'll let you know as soon as we have reached an agreement.
I'm having quite a job getting some decent photographs of Min's Foal, as she is very Foal proud and as soon as I point the camera she pushes the foal behind her..
But I'm sure over the next few days and weeks, I'll be boring everyone with pictures...
If you click on these pictures they will pop up bigger.

Its Been Like Waiting For A Bus...

Like I said, its been like waiting for a Bus, then two come along together.
Look what happened in our Stables in the early hours this morning...
Two beautiful little Souls came into the World..

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Sssssh....Sleeping In The Sun...

Look what I spied in the Garden, through the Kitchen window on this glorious Summer morning.
Apollo, totally out for the count in the Sunshine.
Sssssh he's sleeping....

Monday, 17 May 2010

Crap End To A Crap Week..

I was so excited earlier on this evening, one of the Mares was running milk, so we knew that a Foal was imminent. Nikki, was on the phone telling me all about today and how much she'd enjoyed KDF and I was telling her that we knew a Foal was going to be born tonight.
Unfortunately, much to the Mare's and my distress the Foal was dead. We tried to revive it, but it was still born.
As you can imagine what with having, to have Muffy put to sleep this week, this has really knocked me for six tonight. As Debie said, we have obviously hit the Good Luck Fairy with the Shitty Stick.
We have two Mares left to Foal, but I can't even get excited about it now. Until they are here safe and sound. So much for me having no stress. So you can see why its a crap end, to a crap week for me.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

So Sad....

Today is a very, very sad day.
We have had to have the Vet out to put Muffy, one of our Ponies (Barney's Mum) to sleep.
She's been very poorly over the last few weeks and has had a very rapid weight loss. We've tried everything, to get her well and to get her interested in eating and earlier this week we really thought we had cracked it and she'd started eating a little, with the help of the Vet giving her supplements, Vitamin injections and Antibiotics, blood tests and me picking buckets of grass for her and tempting her with any feed that we could get her to eat.
Unfortunately this morning, she went down and no amount of trying could get her to stand up. I checked her mouth and her gums, which were very white, so I came indoors and rang the Vet and he came straight away, we felt it was kinder for him to put her to sleep, then her just to lay there and fade away.

Here is the link to the poem below, which I've copied and pasted over onto my blog.
Rainbow Bridge.

The Rainbow Bridge For Horses

Author Unknown

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
when their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,
is a place where beloved creatures find rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
til The Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
for here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed.
Their bodies have healed with strength imbued.

They trot through the grass without even a care,
til one day they whinny and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes sharp and alert.
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the herd.

For just at that second, there's no room for remorse.
As they see each horse.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart
has turned to joy once more in each heart.
They nuzzle with a love that will last forever.
And then, side-by-side, they cross over...together.

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