Sunday, July 10, 2011

Howdy~ Welcome to the World!

Normally scheduled programming has been interrupted around the ranch this morning~

What has all the geldings so intrigued??


Yep, the foal has arrived!!

Everyone is doing well. Mom still needs to pass the afterbirth. Foal had his first poops, nursing, little bucks, lope, and is now napping in the straw.



Ranch Boy getting ready to help his mom with foal's enema, first shot, etc.....



Getting to know "Howdy" (they are so easy when they are this little...)



It's a colt, bay, born around 7:30 a.m. I will filter through the contest entries later to see if anyone guessed correctly! More details and photos to follow, the veterinarian is on his way.

UPDATE~ We have a contest winner!! Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails. I love her blog, go check it out if you haven't already!! Ranch Boy and I will begin working on the barnwood frame in the next few weeks and get it out to you!!!!

Ranch Girl

12 comments:

Mikey said...

Congratulations!! What a cutie!!

Mary said...

Awww...the wonder of new life! It never ceases to amaze me how quickly they get up and jump around like that. Mother nature is awesome!
Congrats! He's beautiful!

Carroll Farm said...

What a pretty little guy. I love them that size!!

Sares said...

Love them baby animals!

Crystal said...

how cute!

dusty devoe said...

He is adorable!

Maia said...

Don't you just love them. Congrats on your pretty little guy.

fernvalley01 said...

Congrats to all what a little sweetie!

Paint Girl said...

I love him! He is so cute. Have fun with him. They are fun but challenging!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Adorable! But what's the enema for if he already pooped?
Poor Mama. Hope she was able to shed the afterbirth. Val's Arabian had to get Vet help to remove hers when it still hadn't let loose several hours later. Val tied it in a knot to keep it from dragging on the ground.


~Lisa

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

yay i won! thank you ranch girl! i cannot wait until i get that beautiful frame! i will blog about the frame as soon as i get it so everyone can see how wonderful and talented you both are! :) he is a cutie patutie and please give him a kiss on his sweet little face for me.

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

{Lisa}~ He hadn't pooped, but after that enema, he sure did! ;-) Later that day he had his first tinkle, too!