Monday, April 18, 2011

It's a....

Boy!!! Roxanne had a beautiful bay colt today right around 12pm. He is just what we ordered with 4 socks and a blaze. Someone came into my office a couple minutes before 12pm today and told me my mare was foaling. I quickly got permission to leave and raced out the door. It was already over by the time we got there but Roxanne and baby were both still laying down.  Roxy is being SUCH a good mom. She is absolutely enamoured with him. She doesn't want him to be far from her side and continues to talk to him and lick him. We did end up having to hold her so he could nurse because she doesn't like when he isn't right at her face. Once we held her she would stand quietly while he nursed. Her udder is streaming milk! She is being so good about people being around and handling both her and the baby. She hasn't been snotty about that at all.  There was a lot of activity at the barn when she foaled but she has been perfectly fine about it. Of course, pictures are a must....

First picture, this is what they looked like when we arrived at the barn.

Momma doing such a good job cleaning him up

I love this picture. Such a sweet expression from both of them. 

He's pretty tall, and look at his cute markings! 

Can you see the family resemblance?

The good momma while her baby nursed

She LOVES him!

And I even got to cuddle with him while he took a nap!

4 comments:

  1. So awesome :) Thanks for posting pictures so promptly!

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  2. I love him! What a beautiful family! Those pictures are so sweet. Congratulations! He is gorgeous!!

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  3. Thank you everyone. He is exactly what we were hoping for and Roxy is being so good with him!

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