A Day in the Life of a Foal [in Taya's own words]
Taya Talks About Her "Berry Busy Days"...
Anytime I watch horses I get dialogue. I don't mean I sit there and try to make it up, I mean it's just sort of there; running through my head automatically in accordance with what I see. While it definitely ups the fun factor of watching horses interact, I often wind up laughing out loud [at aforementioned mental dialogue] "in public" and earn myself some mighty strange looks in return :o)
This is a short, but hopefully entertaining lens featuring some pictures of Taya that were just too cute to keep to myself (and the dialogue - Taya's own words - running through my head when I took the photos). There is a collage print available of these pictures at our Etsy Shop listed as a link below this tiny "tail" (ha).
An Amazing Way to Start the Day... - Witnessing a Miracle
As the time for Lady to foal drew near, we began tucking her away in a stall right next to the house every evening and letting her out bright and early the next day. Generally, mares tend to foal secretly in the wee hours while no one is about.
Every morning I would go out and find Lady criss-crossing her legs and dancing around in front of her stall door waiting for me to let her out to potty ~ don't ask me why, but she flatly refused to *ahem* tinkle in her room. When you factor in the fact that she carried that baby for almost an entire year, we had a pretty good routine going on.
One morning I walked outside to find Lady in the opposite corner of the stall watching for me. She had the strangest look on her face. When I asked her what was wrong, she stuck her nose out at me and whinnied; that was about a nanosecond before her water broke. Oh, wow ~ you mean NOW?? I flew into the house to tell my husband and daughter (and - of course - grab the camera! ;o) So we all got to witness Taya's arrival, which was an awesome thing to see (truly miraculous :o) We spent a little time taking care of the necessary details and of course playing a bit with our newest resident, and then quietly left mother and daughter to bond. We named her Nataya, a Shoshoni word that means "She dances the dance"; Taya for short. Isn't she just beautiful??
Did you know...
That foals are born with 90% of their leg length? They are also able to run alongside Mom if necessary not long after they are born.
I haffa pose for Mama's lady inna pitcher
Ohhh what's that ober there? (gotta 'vestigate)
Maybe I gets a little shy someinatimes
I wanna eats the grasses likes Mama, but it's FAR down there
I haffa rest for a little bit (I likes the sun, it's nice)
Haffa scratch 'cause I gots a itchy on my face
Exercise wif my Mama (she said it is 'portant)
Have a nap 'cause I hadda exercise and it maked me tired...G'nite
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