Holly’s gift…

It’s 1 am and we have just been out to check on Holly.

You see at 4.20pm today, as we were preparing to attend our kids’ Christmas concert, she gave birth to this little darlin’…

A bay filly with a broken blaze.  foal_4478 e

This photo was taken about 10 minutes after she arrived into the world.  It was also taken with the photographer looking quite a sight – hair colour in and mid-processing!

She is utterly gorgeous and we are all completely in love…

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This was taken a couple of minutes later.  And within half an hour, she was UP.  At that stage I had raced back to the house, rinsed, blow-dried and was almost ready to go!

We zoomed off to attend our kids’ annual Christmas concert – a wonderful night which I shall blog soon – and came home around 10.30pm to find our little filly suckling nicely.

However Holly still has some afterbirth, and we are watching her.  As an older Mum, retained placenta’s are apparently not unusual – we have done what we can tonight.  The morning will tell whether a call to the vet is in order.

Does the excitement (and drama) never end here?

Of course there are many more pics to share, but for now, I need a little sleep.

:-)

12 Responses to “Holly’s gift…”

  1. Congrats! Shes beautiful

  2. She is such a beautiful color! Praying Holly makes a full recovery from the birth and glad to know baby seems to be doing well. Keep us posted!
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  3. Congratulations! She is just beautiful!
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  4. Great that all is well with mare and her fine looking filly.
    Looking forward to follow up photos and reports.

  5. That’ll do. Good job Holly.

  6. A beautiful filly-I’m sending the link to my fave horsewomen who LOVE babies as much as we do.

    Christmas Concert ?~! Is it that time of year already, BB ?~! Love to the puppies.
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  7. BABY! She’s adorable. Hope Holly is doing well this morning.
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  8. Oh how cute and what a timely or untimely gift. Can’t wait for new photos. I am loving getting my baby fix from you.
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  9. :D
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  10. What a wonderful early Christmas gift and just so beautiful to back it up. How precious is that mother
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  11. Came back to admire the newest addition, and noticed that it is greening up quite nicely there. Yay!
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  12. Wow, congrats to you all but especially Holly!
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