And then there were three (foals)

We’re having a bit of a baby boom here in Daglan. (No, not me personally. Thank you, however.) The incidence of horse births seems to be rising. At least in the field near us, the number of births is up by 50% from two years ago.

If your memory is great, you may recall this from the posting of June 7, 2013:

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.

At that time, two years ago,  there were two foals in the field with their mothers. Here was the scene at the time:

cropped-1-horses.jpgBut now, in June 2015,  we’ve got three of the little beauties!

This morning it was difficult to take a photo that showed all three foals clearly, as they were clustered with the three mares under the shade of a walnut tree, trying to avoid the heat of the day. (We’re in a bit of a hot spell at present.) Maybe you can make out the three little ones:

Three mares, three foals, one walnut tree.

Three mares, three foals, one walnut tree.

And here’s another attempt to show the three babies:

Another look at the six horses.

Another look at the six horses.

Eventually, as I watched the horses, one of the mares and her foal followed me over to the fence:

Mother and child take a walk.

Mother and child take a walk.

And here’s a closer look at one of the three foals, trailing along behind Mom:

A closer look at one of the foals, walking behind Mom.

A closer look at one of the foals, walking behind Mom.

It takes a bit of careful viewing, but we are pretty certain that this foal will grow up to be a stallion.

Whatever — all three foals are lovely to look at.

 

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2 Responses to And then there were three (foals)

  1. Dan & Nesta Walters says:

    Your observation regarding the stallion to be has us observing that there most certainly is nothing wrong with your eyesight!!
    Enjoyed the post. Would be lovely to have some of that heat here right now. Just had a hailstorm.

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