Friday, October 28, 2011

New Life



Our home sits on a hillside that overlooks our neighbor's pasture.  They have goats, ponies and donkeys.  Imagine my surprise when I went out this morning to take in some house plants before the cold front came through and saw a tiny foal that had just been born!




I ran inside to call our neighbors to alert them, grabbed my camera and headed back outside to get a closer look.  It was cool, blustery and still dark.  Excuse the graininess of the pics as I had to lighten them.  I used my zoom so not to disturb the mother.

She had just given birth when I saw her and was laying down which is what alerted me to something going on.  I could see a small figure behind her.  When she stood up, her placenta fell out and landed on the foal.  Mom picked it up in her mouth and seemed to be shaking it.  I am not familiar with horses so don't know what she was actually doing.







I was blessed to see the precious foal's first steps.  What a treat.  All seemed well and she walked off on wobbly legs to be with her mom safely away from me and other onlookers.  Bignify for a better view!  love living where I do - each day brings so many wonderful surprises! Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

19 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Look at the little one! Oh, what a true blessing to have seen that, Cheri. :-)

But it's so late in the year for a foal...I hope the neighbours bring their animals in for the winter.

lambj said...

How wonderful! Your pictures are fine; the graininess adds to the feeling of watching something secret and magical!

deb duty said...

What an amazing sight! You are truly blessed to have witnessed such a beautiful moment. Thank you for sharing with us as well.

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwwwwwww!! What a joy to behold!! How wonderful!! Awwwww we are glad mum and baby foal are ok! Bet your neighbours are so happy too!! Brilliant shots - thank you for sharing.

Take care
x

Susie said...

How precious! What a gift from God! Thanks for sharing!

JC said...

What a fabulous thing to see and be a part of.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a sight to behold. And to capture it in photographs! What a great feeling to see the little new life.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Thanks for sharing!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a precious way to start your morning, witnessing a new little life taking it's first steps !
Just so sweet.
~Jo

Elizabeth said...

This is so adorable!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome photos! Beautiful Country ~ Birth is always a 'miracle' to me ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked to CC ^_^

ladyfi said...

What adorable shots!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a cool experience to watch the foal being born. And to see its first steps. Lovely post and photos.

Kay L. Davies said...

I sure hope this little sweetie is kept warm over the winter.
What a wonderful moment for you to share.
(And I love your word "bignify"!)

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

twobarkingdogs said...

wonderful!

Odie Langley said...

New life is always precious. Enjoyed this post very much.

Lui said...

What a magical surprise!
And thank you for bringing us alone.
Sweepy is still LOL at the wildcats's wig story. Now if he suffers from laughing too hard it is your fault! ;-)

Teresa said...

What a beautiful morning surprise. Many mammals will eat their placenta to return the nutrients to their bodies. Gross, but it is good for them.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow! what an adorable sight!
you're so lucky to have watched and witnessed such a beautiful moment!

thanks so much for sharing those wonderful photos!

have a nice day!
betty

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