I woke up at 02:00 this morning. I had a feeling.
Looking out of the window, I could see one dark coloured horse on the horizon standing up with possibly another.
So, wellies on, a coat over my Minion jimjams and, armed with a torch, I went out to check on Brá. The birds were singing beautifully and it was just starting to get light.
She had her foal and they were both up and running. Perfect.
I found the afterbirth – it looked fine. So I left them all to it. Hetja and her little one were one end of the field and Brá and her new bebbie were at the other.
I would find out more in the morning.
And so, this morning, after all chores were done, Daisy and I went to see who the storks had brought.
Brá is a shy mare. Over the past months, I have spent many hours working with her gaining her trust. We have an understanding.
So, leaving Daisy and my camera behind, I approached, talking her language, gave her a carrot and had a quick check of her foal.
A beautiful colt and he is gorgeous.
We are truly blessed.
Little one does not have “The Ears” but he does have “The Legs” and moves like a dream. Again, it is likely he is five-gaited and he is very, very black in colour. Much darker than Hetja’s bebbie girl.
A certain someone is desperate to talk to her new half-brother.
I can’t wait for them to meet. It won’t be long.