To think that he would have never been born, had I not seen his mom at auction, and known she was meant to come home with me. What a beautiful gift she has given us - and how her little Prince now gently rules her heart, and mine.
At auction, while she was in the ring, it was announced that “Her Summer Wages” was not in foal. But when I had focused on her before the sale, this beautiful mare had told me something very different. Mistakes happen - but there is no mistaking that she was meant to come home with me. And about 7 weeks later, her baby boy is here to see! (I was asked if I could take some more photos of him - I can’t stop!) And NOW the question becomes, what are we going to name him?
It’s a BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for new mom, Summer!!! And didn’t we know it? He sure made us wait to meet him - and I had joked that only a boy would hold out that long!
I have much more to share, but right now, I am just attending to all all the little details that become important right after foaling. The placenta is all there, which is critically important to Summer’s health, and the little guy is nursing well. He has a bit of a windswept look to his back legs ... and a possi
April 17/21 AUCTION UPDATE: My decision to try to buy some horses over the meat buyers at a recent auction was kind of a spontaneous one, and once I was ‘all in,’ and had viewed most of the horses before the sale started, I literally had a very lengthy list - 3 pages - of tag numbers of some who I really wanted to try to buy if no other private buyers bid on them. There was the litle blue roan colt who was blind in one eye, a 31 year old grey gelding, the bay mare who looked