Sunday, January 16, 2011

An unexpected pregnancy...

Oh vey! No no, it's not me...one of our horses had a baby. Eh...

A little back story. A couple of years ago, E.J. adopted a mustang horse, something he had always wanted to do. So, we he went for it and adopted "Barney" (I got a free t-shirt out of the deal, which has proven to be the least trouble of all).

His mom also ended up adopting a horse too, "Farrah", although Farrah ended up at our place since she has a little over 30 (yes, 30!) horses.

E. J. had to be at work early Saturday morning. As he left the house around 5:30 a.m. to do his usually morning routine (feed the horses) he shined his flashlight and noticed a baby horse (a foal)! Needless to say, it was more of a shocking than happy moment...not something either of us were expecting. E. J. told me Saturday that about a month ago he noticed Farrah was a looking heavier...but he wanted to be in denial and hoped she was just getting fatter.

Farrah, the mother, isn't the friendliest of horses. She runs from E. J. every time he has ever tried to work with her. So naturally, she isn't the easiest horse to work with now that she has a baby. In an attempt to make the baby a friendlier horse, E. J. has been going out twice a day to "capture" the baby in hopes she'll be friendly than her mom and trust people.

I give E. J. a lot of credit because it's certainly no easy task when you have crazy Farrah trying to protect her baby and Barney chasing E. J. around because he thinks they are playing.

Here's what I've captured of the first "capture"
Gotcha!
It's a little girl!
Kathryn enjoyed watching it all unfold while hanging in her Ergo Baby :)

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