Monday, August 4, 2008

Ciente's Foal Arrives!


I am still finding it difficult to put in quality time on the computer to keep the blog up as I'd like, but I had to provide a quick entry here to show you that Ciente's foal has arrived.

Ciente, our young Kiger Mustang mare gave birth to the third foal by our purebred Sorraia stallion, Altamiro. This colt was delivered early this morning, and both mother and baby are doing well.

More details (and a name) will come soon...for now, enjoy the photos!

Much of the striping you see is the way the hair is laying, in sort of rippling lines. Most likely the majority of these stripes will no longer be so apparent in a few days.

Ciente is learning the feel of a foal nursing. Her expression appears soft and yet there is a sense of discomfort which she stoically internalizes. She's already an amazing mom.

And a little moving footage to see how well an hours old foal moves around his new world:

video

2 comments:

Kris McCormack said...

Congratulations, Lynne!

What an adventuresome fellow the little newbie is! Has Ciente let you interact with him?

Has Altamiro been as protective and helpful a father as he was with the first two?

Annemiek said...

Hi Lynne,

Wow, Atlamiro has been busy hasn’t he? What a lovely little colt! He has beautiful stripes too! I can’t wait to hear his name. The photo’s are wonderful as always. Finally the waiting days are over Lynne, Ciente looks now worse of it, so I take it everything went well for her and the baby.

Annemiek