Monday, March 23, 2009

This Just Couldn't Wait!!!

We interrupt the normally scheduled blog post of our Rodeo Weekend, to announce that Blaze had her foal this morning!!! I knew she would be this week, sometime, but I really thought she would make it to her due date of March 25. Blaze was bred weeks after Pearl, and had her foal first. This morning Big Cowpoke and I were outside waiting for the school bus, when I asked him, "Hey, let's go and see if Pearl had her baby!" Then I saw Blaze standing in the back of the pasture. I saw her white blaze and then I saw another white blaze, and sure enough, Blaze her her foal this morning! Big Cowpoke and I saw a little foal loping circles around Blaze. I got all excited and did a little squeal and ran into the house to wake up my father in law. In the mean time, the bus showed up and Big Cowpoke told me he would look for paint spots as the bus drove by! He is so sweet. So, I am sure every one would like some Foal details. So, with out having to wait another moment, (because I have been waiting for 11 months) here is our first foal of 2009. She is a filly. I just knew Blaze would have a filly. She has four white socks and a star with a stripe on her face. She is a healthy looking girl. She is a bit bigger than the foal that Blaze had last year. But not much. She is a feisty one. She is really strong for being born this morning. She has a little white under her chin. It goes from the corner of her lips and wraps around the back of her chin. She has a big star and a little stripe. But not a bit of white on her muzzle. I took Little Cowpoke and Cowpokette out to see the filly. Little Cowpoke was so excited. He wanted the baby to come out of its stall and play with him and his tractors. I convinced him it was better that the baby stay with her momma. He settled for brushing the baby. Belle got to meet the new foal too!! Belle was so close to the back of Blaze. But Belle isn't scared of much. I was yelling at Belle to get over by me. The dog listens really well...... Belle got her sniff in and was satisfied with that. Belle was just curious about the small horse. After the mares finished eating their morning grain, we moved them to the barn by out house. We will keep Blaze and her foal inside a stall for about a day or so. Then we will let Blaze and her foal out in the center of our barn for more room. I like to keep them in for a while so I can play with the baby. I told Little Cowpoke his job would be to brush the filly every morning, while I held her. I moved Pearl to the side pasture. And would you believe, that 11 month pregnant mare went galloping, yes GALLOPING, down the fence line with her tail sticking straight up in the air! Pearl was so upset being taken away from her best girlfriend! Does that look like a mare that was due on the 17th of March? Yeah, I think not. I know when I was pregnant and over due, I sure wasn't running all over the place and acting crazy! I think I have another few weeks yet to see her foal. She always goes about a month over. I was just hoping this time she would have her foal a bit early. But a huge Congrats goes out to Blaze, she has a beautiful filly.

28 comments:

Laura said...

YAY!!! I'm SO coming out to see the babies! And Ashley's math grade is just about good enough! yay!

lisa said...

I feel like a new Mom all over again. She's wonderful, beautiful and healthy.

Mrs Mom said...

Only got a second to sit down here, and saw the BABY!! Wanted to say CONGRATS!!!!! She is adorable!!! Get some baby rubbies in from me please!!!!!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww....how cute..glad that both Mom and baby are doing well

Ranch Diva Rachel said...

Awwwwwwwww!!!!! She is so cute! What are you going to name her? And she already seems so social with people. That's awesome!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you! Finding a beautiful, healthy foal in your pasture must be like waking up on Christmas morning.

Grey Horse Matters said...

She is just beautiful and what long legs. I'm so happy you have a gorgeous healthy little filly and I'll bet Blaze is happy it's over too.

Palomino Girl said...

That is THE CUTEST BABY!! Oh, I love her! I want her! I've never had a baby before...just big babies. That's it, I'm gettin Yellow un-fixed and I'm breeding him to some hot little filly! If only...

Mark and Tj said...

Yipee! Can't wait to see how she matures. Have fun!

Midlife Mom said...

I feel like a grandmother again!!!! She is just sooooooo sweet! I so miss those days with babies around. They smell so good and they are so inquisitive. Congratulations to you and to Blaze!

Linda said...

What a beautiful filly! You must be so excited. She is just beautiful. That's a nice way to welcome spring.

Pony Girl said...

That baby has the coolest white blaze, it takes a dive to the right! I love it! Any ideas for names? Can't wait to see what Pearl pops out!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

WaaaHooooo!!

What a beautiful little flicka. LOVE that blaze...and FOUR stocking legs? How lucky!

She looks very strong. Quite the front end on her. Can't wait to see her in a few days when she is all filled out.

d2cmom said...

Yeah! Too cute! I want one! Maybe I should get Koda bred. yeah right! so much fun!

Tiffany said...

She is so adorable!!! I wanna kiss that little nose.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a sweetie! Awww! Makes me want to get Baby Doll bred just so I can play with a little foal, too.

Congrats!

~Lisa

susandallphotography said...

What an adorable, gorgeous looking foal. Congrats!!!!

Danielle Michelle said...

Yeah!!! She's a hefty little thing! Rumba's still galloping down the fence line too when I feed in the morning. Sounds like we have a few trouble makers on our hands!!!

Jennifer said...

She's so pretty..i love her color!

Mrs Parks said...

She is beautiful!!!!!!
Whats her name????

Alex said...

adorable! It looks like a little tornado down her sweet face~ congratulations!

The Wades said...

I love her already! What a little beauty. :) Congrats to you all.

Callie said...

Congrats! She is a cute little filly! Just adorable!

Dusty Devoe said...

what a beautiful filly! what fun to get up and find her!

Train Wreck said...

Oh what a Jewell! She is beautiful, 4 white socks! She's a John Wayne horse! She looks to be a Palimino? Oh you lucky. We are expecting our first baby come May. She will most likely throw a roan. (sigh) I am partial to paliminos, hey wanna trade? he he Congratulations. She's a beauty!

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

I'm so glad I came by to see your beautiful new baby! She is adorable! I love their long soft baby whiskers.

Stephanie said...

Awww she's sooo cute - ok so I was wrong not a colt, but still oh so cute! Aren't they just perfect right now. Not naughty, not spookey, nothing at all is wrong with them they just perfect... I just love new foals!

Broken Y said...

She is just beautiful!! How exciting for you!