Just foaling around — the filly

Heading north from Daglan, as you go towards Saint Cybranet and just before you reach the Stade Municipal (home of Daglan rugby), there’s a horse farm that’s often worth a look. Especially when there are foals in the fields.

For the past several weeks, my wife Jan and I have noticed that the fields held two very young foals, but we didn’t want to get too close for fear of spooking them. But earlier this week, we pulled into the drive that runs beside a long fence, and got out of the car for a closer look.

At first there was no action — the horses seemed decidedly nervous about us and stayed well away. But then one of the mares walked slowly over to us, and we were able to take the photos you’re about to see. There is no particular narrative arc to this posting; I just think the mares are good looking, and the foals are adorable.

Here’s an overview of the field with the two mares and their foals. Both of the foals, by the way, are still nursing, which is why the foal in the foreground is trying to reach underneath her mother:

In the field: Two mares, two foals

In the field: Two mares, two foals

Finally we attract the attention of one of the mares, and she leads the way over to see us at the fence. Her foal is tucked in behind her:

Mom in the lead, with the filly trailing behind.

Mom in the lead, with the filly trailing behind.

Now they are close, and we can see that the little one is a filly. Meanwhile the other mare and her foal remain away in the distance:

The filly comes up behind her Mom.

The filly comes up behind her Mom.

Finally, here’s the proud mother and her little filly. Lovely, aren’t they?

A proud mare, and her little one.

A proud mare, and her little one.

Tomorrow we’ll take a look at the other foal, which turned out to be a colt.

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