The beauty in the day …

7 05 2009

… is in the two new additions to Spring Creek Basin!

Alegre and Whisper

Alegre and Whisper

The lovely girl finally had her foal! Not quite black – kind of a smoky black – and I think it’s a colt. Huge star and a tiny snip. Maybe born Wednesday. Trots just like daddy Bounce!

Gaia, Whisper and Alegre

Gaia, Whisper and Alegre

Bounce was close; he had just returned from a little chat with wayward Aspen.

And … drum roll, please …

Hello, you!

Hello, you!

Hint: That’s Ember and Pinon in the background.

Mahogany and filly

Mahogany and filly

Surprised? Me, too! This girl wasn’t due until the middle of the month, but like Luna, she decided to surprise us early. She never did get very big in the belly, and she just slipped this little girl into the herd to surprise me today. In fact, because of the baby’s slight wobbliness (!) still and the dried blood still on Mahogany’s rear legs, I think she was born early Thursday.

The baby is a filly, and she has a big blaze, left hind sock and right hind pastern. I think she may stay black.

Seven’s band also was very close, and Ze is just a little hunk of stout baby cuteness.

Chrome and Hook had come over one of the Lizard Mesa saddles and were out in the open a little to the west.

Kreacher and the girls, who had been drinking at the catchment when I arrived, were over by Flat Top when I left. Those ponies are traveling. Looking for Raven? Just trying to find their place in the world? Sightseeing?

It’s a beautiful day when you’re blessed with sunshine and babies!


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7 responses

8 05 2009
Billie

Oh wow! Mahogany’s filly is gorgeous! That blaze just really does me in! Wow! Little Whisper is also cute, but I think Mahogany’s filly is the one that really caught my eye! I wish them all long life and freedom!
Skylark foaled on our range! What a surprise that was. She had a sorrel paint. I will put up pics as soon as I get to see him (Marty told me about him).

8 05 2009
TJ

That’s great news about Skylark! You must be so excited to see her foal – I know she’s your favorite!
I just love seeing all the foals for the first time – it’s like Christmas morning in the spring. I was hoping Alegre would have a black foal; I didn’t expect Mahogany to have a black foal!
Hope you get up to see the horses soon! Can’t wait to see Skylark’s baby … Love the pix of the babies on your blog!
TJ

8 05 2009
Lea Williams

Oh 2 babies in one day. How exciting – a black baby from a mama named Mahogony – would be named Ebony. My opinion anyway – Love them.

8 05 2009
Billie

Mahogany’s filly’s coat looks like black velvet. It is so shiny! I just keep coming back to look at here. I think I am in love!

9 05 2009
TJ

Lea and Billie,
I love your comments about Mahogany’s filly, and in honor of both, I came up with Sable for our little ebony velvet beauty!
TJ

10 05 2009
Billie

Sable, PERFECT!! I love it.

10 05 2009
Lea Williams

Love Sable. A perfect name.

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