Friday, June 02, 2006

Icelandic mare foaling

Many years ago, I was alerted by the farmer who keeps an eye on the family horses for us that one of the mares seemed to be about to foal. So I grabbed my camera and drove out to the pasture, where I hit the jackpot. Some of the images are a bit blurred as I had a slow film in the camera.

“I think I’ll have a little snack, just in case this takes long”

"Just about to get there..."

"...easy does it..."

" we go."

"Where am I?"

"Hello, baby"

"Are you my mom?"

“Ugh! I’d forgotten how nasty caul tastes”

"I will get up if it's the last thing I do!"

This is the last photo, as I ran out of film at this point. I still wish I had taken a tripod with me, and more film.

Same mare, different foal.

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