Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Miracle of Birth

I spent last night glued to the computer, to a web cam operation called MareStare. I have interacted with the owner of this mare on forums for many years, and I held my breath for about six hours (gasp, gasp, gasp). There were problems, as it was a breach presentation. But, the vet came out, they got the baby straightened out, and, today, there is a beautiful, healthy colt in the stall with Mom. I'm hoping I can link the website here, so you can see for yourself.


While this guy will probably never be a Derby contender (though, you never can tell), here's hoping that he has a long and happy career. At least we don't have to worry about how he will end up after his racing career is over. The woman who owns this guy works very hard to make sure that all of her horses find good homes when they are done racing.

Edited to add that I guess you'll have to copy and paste, but, believe me, it's worth it. He's a cutie.


Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Whether it's race horses or farm animals, I don't understand how folks can let these animals go once they are non-productive. During their peak years, these animals were loyal to them. Mike and I also run a retirement home for all our animals, nobody gets put out. Folks shouldn't be allowed to have/breed animals unless they make a long-term committment.

IsobelleGoLightly said...

I'm still working on trying to lay eggs, Auntie Louise. That way I won't have to give birth to a great big baby like that! Welll....not that I would anyway. My lady said that she doesn't want me to have children because she'd be too worried. She said that if I can lay eggs that would be OK with her so I'm going to keep thinking about it.