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A Day in the Life of a Foal [in Taya's own words]

Updated on January 8, 2013

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).

Enjoy!

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

I haffa pose for Mama's lady inna pitcher
I haffa pose for Mama's lady inna pitcher

Ohhh what's that ober there? (gotta 'vestigate)

Ohhh what's that ober there? (gotta 'vestigate)
Ohhh what's that ober there? (gotta 'vestigate)

Maybe I gets a little shy someinatimes

Maybe I gets a little shy someinatimes
Maybe I gets a little shy someinatimes

I wanna eats the grasses likes Mama, but it's FAR down there

I wanna eats the grasses likes Mama, but it's FAR down there
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)

I haffa rest for a little bit (I likes the sun, it's nice)
I haffa rest for a little bit (I likes the sun, it's nice)

Haffa scratch 'cause I gots a itchy on my face

Haffa scratch 'cause I gots a itchy on my face
Haffa scratch 'cause I gots a itchy on my face

Exercise wif my Mama (she said it is 'portant)

Exercise wif my Mama (she said it is 'portant)
Exercise wif my Mama (she said it is 'portant)

Have a nap 'cause I hadda exercise and it maked me tired...G'nite

Have a nap 'cause I hadda exercise and it maked me tired...G'nite
Have a nap 'cause I hadda exercise and it maked me tired...G'nite

Taya at age 3

Taya at age 3
Taya at age 3

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      spiritartist 8 years ago

      AUGHHHH! SOOO CUTE! 5 stars from me & Rita!

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      GramaBarb 8 years ago from Vancouver

      5* for cute. I just had to keep scrolling to see what Taya was going to say next! :)

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      tdove 8 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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      The Eclectic Muse 8 years ago

      Love this lens!!! I've always wanted a horse of my own. The closest I ever got was when I volunteered at the stables on base as a stable hand. I fell in love with one horse I cared for while the owner was overseas. I cherish those memories.

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      darlkay52 8 years ago

      What a little doll!! My last baby is almost 6 years old now - raising colts is so much fun (but work, too!) Love your lens! (Oh by the way, I talk for my horses too!) :)

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      Thank you for sharing these moments in the life of a young foal.

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      Jimmie Lanley 8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      Very sweet pictures. My daughter will love this.

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      Delia 8 years ago

      the one thing I miss about my horses is having foals, I loved working with foals...great lens....5*

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Cute lens. I have a lens called Out on the Farm with horses too, although I highlighted the chickens more so. I like this lens.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

      I love horses, I have always wanted to be around them and will!!!

      When I was a kid my favorite book was Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse Your intro reminds me of that. ***** to you! lensrolled to The Princess and the Pauper, because it just feels so wonderful

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      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      Wonderful photos, she is an adorable one! I always imagine the dialogue between my cats too.

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      EpicFarms 8 years ago

      [in reply to mulberry] Makes for some great entertainment, doesn't it? :o)

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      Very cute lens. I enjoyed your great photos!

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      What an adorable lens -- nice photo effects.

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      Vladimir 8 years ago from Australia

      A charming lens although I feel it stretches the truth a little. Who would ever believe a horse could talk? Now if the foal were a kitten it would be a completely different story

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      HorseAndPony LM 8 years ago

      Welcome to the Horses and Ponies for Kids group! Your baby is beautiful.

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      Barkely 8 years ago

      Beautiful:-) Thanks for adding this lens to the Fun for Kids Group:-)

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      Carol Fisher 8 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      This is totally charming, lovely.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      You're beautiful Taya! And so is your lovely person, you've made me cry and laugh all at once.

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      What a lovely lens and an adorable filly. Not that her 3 yr old self isn't just as lovely. :)

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      Light-in-me 5 years ago

      I love this it is so sweet, and Taya is beautiful!

      Robin :)

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