We’re giddy. Last night everything was normal. No liquids anywhere. And this morning there he was. And mommy is very much a mommy. And very protective. This morning I couldn’t touch either one of them, even with a handful of hay. About ten feet was the closest.. which is fine by me as it’s always a worry that mom won’t accept the baby. This evening once again Noelle accepted hay from my hand and I was able to rub her. The foal (not named yet) strolled over to me and I couldn’t contain myself. When he was about a foot away I reached out to touch and he turned back to mommy. We’ll play it out on their terms. The birth all happened as it does in the wild without human help. Dr. Matt is very pleased with his looks, weight, and temperament (which is curious and sweet already). Matt thinks he’s gonna be palomino. A palomino stallion! That would be a God thing since those who have read the book can guess who will be presumed to be his daddy to be in the next book :)
I won’t keep you. We’re just proud parents wanting to let everyone know. Enjoy the photos below from the first day of his life.