… is in the two new additions to Spring Creek Basin!
The lovely girl finally had her foal! Not quite black – kind of a smoky black – and I think it’s a colt. Huge star and a tiny snip. Maybe born Wednesday. Trots just like daddy Bounce!
Bounce was close; he had just returned from a little chat with wayward Aspen.
And … drum roll, please …
Hint: That’s Ember and Pinon in the background.
Surprised? Me, too! This girl wasn’t due until the middle of the month, but like Luna, she decided to surprise us early. She never did get very big in the belly, and she just slipped this little girl into the herd to surprise me today. In fact, because of the baby’s slight wobbliness (!) still and the dried blood still on Mahogany’s rear legs, I think she was born early Thursday.
The baby is a filly, and she has a big blaze, left hind sock and right hind pastern. I think she may stay black.
Seven’s band also was very close, and Ze is just a little hunk of stout baby cuteness.
Chrome and Hook had come over one of the Lizard Mesa saddles and were out in the open a little to the west.
Kreacher and the girls, who had been drinking at the catchment when I arrived, were over by Flat Top when I left. Those ponies are traveling. Looking for Raven? Just trying to find their place in the world? Sightseeing?
It’s a beautiful day when you’re blessed with sunshine and babies!