Rosaleigh isn't due until June 22nd but each year she delivers about 3 weeks early. She was taken back to the paddocks and just left loose to graze while I worked around the farm.
Jury was right across the aisle so she was next and she too is now confirmed pregnant. Valiant is also the sire of this coming foal.
Dr. Hoerr was laughing that I wanted pictures of each one as they were finished. I told him that he needs to be in the pictures as he is the one that finds these foals and is famous for finding them. Jury is due April 28th, 2021. Soul was bred the exact day as Jury only by Evan and she too is now confirmed in foal also due April 28th, 2021.
Irish was last and she is pregnant and due April 23rd, 2021. The sire of her expected foal is Valiant.
4 out of 4! WooHoo! Mark had just gotten home from work so he helped me load Soul and her filly then Lola and her filly and finally Irish and her filly for the trip to Middle Grove. Loading went without incident, all three foals just followed their dams into the trailer. Mark shut the doors and then came with me to drop them off. Below are a few pictures once we made it there and opened the trailer door.
They took off to find the herd and we took off for home. As soon as the trailer was backed into place the stalls were cleaned then Rosaleigh put in a stall and I went up to the house to make dinner. After dinner I checked the monitor and saw Rosaleigh in the process of giving birth. I didn't have time to wrap her tail or bring in straw.
Thankfully Joan had given me plenty of towels and those were used to sop up some of the wet and keep the sawdust from going in the colt's lungs.
He was born at 6:48 pm and was up and rooting around about 8:00 pm.
I left to put the towels in the washer and have been watching him on the monitor. He is nursing well. He is skinny and very hungry. SO thankful for another safe delivery and another healthy foal. That is now 10 on the ground 5 colts and 5 fillies and all are doing well. We still have 3 to foal.