We came home to a surprise!
Hetja had her foal while no one was noticing. A beautiful red dun colt foal.
He is utterly perfect and has his grandfather’s (Hugi frá Hafsteinsstöðum) face markings.
Hetja is, like I thought, the most perfect mum. She adores her little boy and they have been moved to a separate field where they can be together with no hassle from the teenagers.
The night before the colt’s birth, three expert opinions reckoned she was not going to give birth as there was no sign of a good udder and there were some that even wondered if she was in foal at all!
So when OH received a phone call saying there was a foal in the field, there was a certain pause while we decided who it could belong to!
Anyway, this is a lovely colt foal who moves beautifully and has a lovely temperament too. I can’t wait to meet him properly but will wait for Hetja to introduce him to us when she is ready.
There is so much to write about – the IHSGB 2015 British Championships with our results as well as Daisy’s graduation from St Snotters.
It has been one helluva week and it is great to be back home. BeAnne has sat outside every day in all weathers waiting for us to come home – I missed her desperately.
Lambie and Lambert are huge!