The long awaited arrival of my foal....f.i.n.a.l.l.y. happened.
Yea, yea I know....Three months after she was supposed to foal, my maiden mare, Beauty...
Dropped me, from what I hear, a spritely, healthy, BAY filly.
Huh...Who would have guessed another bay?
I mean after all, momma is bay.
The daddy is bay...
*I* was hoping for black or dark brown. Not implausible. Due to the high percentage of black in the pedigree.
I guess she does have a bit of an oblong/teardrop white marking on her face.
NOW I can go home. I have been holding off because I wanted to see my foal...but I knew if the mare had not foaled by the end of this month, she was not going to. I be quite honest, I am fairly disgruntled at yet another late foal. In the grand scheme of things, it won't matter, because I do not do futurities or anything. It's the lack of management that is pissing me off.
However, she is here...and healthy.
This filly is a 3/4ths sister to Beretta...
(Please forgive this atrocious picture of Beretta...She really is not this ugly)
The new filly and Beretta share the same sire and their mothers are 1/2 sisters. The dams share the same sire (our old Lady Bug's Moon bred stallion). The only difference in bloodlines is how the dams are bred on the bottom. Beretta's mother was Leo and Sugar Bars bred on the bottom. The new filly's mother is King and Poco Pine on the bottom. Who knows if they end up growing up to look similar to each other or completely different.
Since the new girl was immediately distinguished as a bay, my hope is that she turns a similar dark bay as her older 1/2 brother (same sire), Shooter...
Shooter is now a 3y/o and when I go home, I will be bringing him back to Colorado with me and starting him under saddle. I can't wait to see him again. The above picture was from the fall of his yearling year. From what my mom says, he has turned into a strapping young man.