Extra Four Legs!

After supper, I popped out to call the sheep home only to look over to the ladies’ field and count a extra set of four legs!

Clever Hetja.  So efficient and all well.  A lovely chestnut filly foal.  The spit of her Mum (and her brother, Hjalti – similar markings on the face).

Mother and daughter are doing very well.  Just the afterbirth to come out and I will check on them both before I go to bed tonight.

Baby is drinking too and had a little poo so all is good.

Lilja is allowed quite near, which is interesting. Brá did a little whinny and we’ve had a chat about all this.  She is ok and I am proud of her for being so nice and kind.   Hetja is allowing them to be close so they seem a peaceful herd.  The boys have not noticed. Last time, when Brá was in labour, they were very agitated.  Perhaps they knew something was wrong.

So there we are.  Well done to Hetja and welcome to little somebody.  Now for the great name search.

Something to do with the midnight sun?


22 thoughts on “Extra Four Legs!

    1. Frances Post author

      Has to be an Icelandic name approved of by Iceland’s International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations (FEIF)

  1. Celeste

    Congratulations! What wonderful news! I’m so glad this little one came easily and without drama. Well done! It’s always a happy event to have more animals on the planet. Hope you have great fun and a long, loving friendship with this little one.

  2. Judith Garbutt

    Delighted for you. Frances! She looks lovely. I’ll look forward to following your updates about her. xx

  3. darby callahan

    Congratulations! she is beautiful. How nice that it went so well after Bra’s tragedy. best of luck to all.

  4. diane in northern wis

    Oh how very wonderful to see your new baby born! Congratulations to all. She is a real beauty! I have been waiting and praying for a healthy new foal to be born. So happy for all of you.

  5. Simone

    Congratulations Hetja and Frances! Happy for you all!
    Names…..spontaneously I can only think of Sunneva (from Sun-Gifu, i.e. literally “sun-gift, given by the sun”)? Or just Sunna, for sun? Have fun naming 🙂

  6. Kerry

    Yippee! She is gorgeous- congratulations to you all and may I put in a request to meet her when I’m up next month
    Welcome little Midnaetur Sol – brightening up our day

  7. Linda Loba

    Bravo Hetja, and congratulations all around!! What a beautiful baby – you’ll have to come up with a beautiful name…

  8. Margaret Robinson

    She’s a beauty! Well done Mom and baby. Get some rest all of you, this doesn’t take hours to raise a baby, it takes years!


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