Monday, April 13, 2009
FINALLY PEARL HAD HER BABY!!
This morning I got a call at 7:30am from my Father in Law that Pearl had a foal. I thought he was joking, because he had been saying that she would have her foal today. I was banking on the 15th, but I guess with the drop in pressure, Pearl just couldn't hold any longer. So, I won't keep you all waiting any longer because I just couldn't wait any longer. We had a beautiful, super tall, buckskin filly. A girl! I was totally surprised about that! What? You can't see her? The kids were all so excited to see her. They all wanted to rub her all over. Foals are nice when they are first born. Okay, here she is at just a few hours old. She still looks like she is bent in half from being in Pearl's belly. What? You don't see any paint spots on her? Well, that is because she doesn't have any white on her. Except for just on little spot on her forehead. And it's just a tiny little speck. So, no regular registry paint for me. I guess I am just not going to have any paint horses to show. She is really tall. Her back is taller than Little Cowpoke. I am hoping for a nice Hunter Under Saddle horse. We have a lot of open shows around here where I can get PAC points on her. I have never had a buckskin filly before. So, do all buckskins have a really dark spot over their withers? She is a really dark colored buckskin. A lot of black around her eyes and muzzle. To get an idea of how tall this few hour old filly is, this picture below is of my brother in law. He is a bit taller than 6 feet. She is going to be a tall one. I hope she will get at least 16 hands if not taller. After I took way too many pictures, we decided to leave the momma and baby alone for a little bit. I took a few more pictures from outside the stall. I wanted to give them there room. Pearl was one tired Momma. I think she was grateful that foal was now on the outside. She is such a good momma. Tonight I will brush her and put a halter on and off of her and rub her all over with a towel. We do a little bit of imprint training on ours. We like to be able to halter them, brush them, pick up their feet, and just plain handle them with out any fighting. It's a lot easier when they are young. Congrats Pearl on a cute filly. Now I have two no name fillies.