New Foals/2008 Foals

Little Friends Lucida

Date of Birth: 13. November 2008

Birth Height: 22 1/2" at 1 day

Foal Coat Color: Dark Brown/Gray Dun - NLP

Sire: KMA Montana The Sundance Kid

         33" Black & White Spotted

Dam: B-7 Alla

          34" - Dark Brown

Our last baby for the fall 2008 foaling season! Alla once again did a wonderful job! Great mom and beautiful baby - we are so happy!!!! Pictures at 2 days

 

 

Little Friends Timmy                                  - Sold -

Date of Birth: 10. November 2008

Birth Height: 22" at 1 day

Foal Coat Color: Spotted

Sire:  Ass-Pirin Acres Jolly Roger

         30 3/4" Light Red

Dam: Lazy JV Fancy Pockets

          32 1/2" - Red/Gray and White spotted

Boys.. Boys... Boys... and he couldn't be any cuter! the pictures say it all - he is all fluff! First time mom Pockets is doing a great job with her little one!

Pictures at 2 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Treat at 1 day

Little Friends Early Treat                                              - Sold -

Date of Birth: 30. October 2008

Birth Height: 22" at 1 day

Foal Coat Color: Dark Red

Sire:  Ass-Pirin Acres Jolly Roger

         30 3/4" Light Red

Dam: Little Friends Miss Kenya

          34" - Dark Brown

Another beautiful baby boy! He didn't quiete make it to Halloween Day but for us he is an Early Treat! He is friendly and beautiful and just loves his hugs!

Pictures at 2 days

Sold

 

 

 

Little Friends Demi                                - Sold -

Date of Birth: 22. October 2008 - 2:15PM

Birth Height: 20 1/2" at 1 day

Foal Coat Color: Dark Red

Sire:  Ass-Pirin Acres Jolly Roger

         30 3/4" Light Red

Dam: Little Friends Miss Tahiti

          31 3/4" - Brown/Gray & White Spotted

This little girl arrived in the midst of the afternoon. She is the cutest, anc compact little girl and is as sweet as a button! I think we may need to hold onto her for a while. We believe that she will be small.

Pictures at 2 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Friends Ice-T                                 - Sold -

Date of Birth: 20. October 2008

Birth Height: 22 1/2" at 1 day

Foal Coat Color: Dark Red

Sire:  Ass-Pirin Acres Jolly Roger

         30 3/4" Light Red

Dam: Little Friends Red Velvet

          34 3/4" - Dark Red

Wow! What a beautiful colored baby! I went out to feed and there he was running and bucking already. First time mom Velvet was not bagged completely when she delivered him - therefore we didn't even put her into a stall for the night.

He is a sweet boy - and is beautiful to look at! He will make someone a beautiful family addition!

Pictures at 2 days

 

Little Friends Escudo                        - Sold -

Date of Birth: 18. October 2008

Birth Height: 22" at 2 days

Foal Coat Color: Spotted

Sire:  Feather's and Friends Farm Trifecta

         32" - Slate Gray & White Spotted

Dam: Tri Lakes Exotics Tater Tot

          31 1/2" (as per registration certificate) - Gray Dun

And another beautiful spotted jack foal from the Tri Lakes breeding. This little guy is adorable and sweet. Tater Tot has been bagged for several weeks so we knew he had to get here sooner or later. This little guy is very correct - we can't see any faults with him.

Pictures at 2 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Friends Bandar Seeri                                             - Sold -         

Date of Birth: 11. October 2008

Birth Height: 22 3/4 - 23"

Foal Coat Color: Gray/Brown/White Spotted

Sire: KMA Montana The Sundance Kid

         33" Black & White Spotted

Dam: JMO Dancin' Daisy

          36" Dark Brown

I already figured that Daisy as the other girls would deliver early and she did. Bred for the 27th of October she delivered 16 days early and had a beautiful spotted girl!!! This little one has been active from the time she popped out and therefore was allowed into the pasture with the older foals on her second day already. She is a sweetheart! She is also the first foal of two expected out of Sundance this fall - so we'll only have one more chance at dark spots this fall!!! This little girl is probably a light/brown and white spot - she is not truly gray but she is not as dark as her full sister Coconut was. She has an amazing color pattern though which I think is super attractive!

Pictures at 2 days

We have decided to keep her since we sold mom Daisy.

 

Little Friends Little Ike                              - Sold -

Date of Birth: 15. September 2008 - 10:30 PM

Birth Height: 21"

Foal Coat Color: Brown - possibly roan with small forehead star

Sire: Little Friends Lakota's Phantom

        32 1/4" Frosted Spotted White

Dam: Dalley Ho's Stella

         32 3/4" Red/Brown

Little Ike was nice to wait to arrive until after the storm had passed. Stella had a speedy delivery and he had no problems finding the milk bar.

He is a beautiful, small baby that looks like he has some roaning in him. The first couple of days the top half of his ears were a little bit floppy. They stayed up when he stood still but when he was running they would flop down - I thought it was so cute. His cartilage just wasn't strong enough, yet. He is a sweet and friendly baby with the softest fur. It always amazes me to see that the fall babies are born with longer fur - even though it has been a long hot summer - nature knows to supply the baby with a heavier coat for the winter months to come.

Pictures at 2 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Friends Lucky 7                                                              - Sold -

Date of Birth: 12. September 2008 - 10:25 PM

Birth Height: 24" at 1 day

Foal Coat Color: Dark Gray Dun

Sire: KMA Montana The Sundance Kid

         33" Black & White Spotted

Dam: Shady Acres Tinker Bell

         34 1/2" Gray Dun

What a special Day - my daughter's Birthday and the birth of this beautiful baby! Tinker Bell has been so much bigger with this foal than she had ever been with her others. I was so worried about her. She would hardly ever come out of her shelter and barely stayed out long enough to drink some water and for a couple of mouthfulls of hay. I was worried that she may get sick by barely eating and apparently the baby took all available room. With the upcoming Hurricane "Ike" I expected a baby to be born and I figured it may be Tinker Bell's - even though she was still 12 days early. She bagged up within two short days of the approaching storm. At a little after 10 PM she went into heavy labor - we watched and didn't want to disturb her. When we noticed that the labor really started to wear her out my husband helped her out a little and out came this "huge" baby! (the biggest we have ever had). The baby was very sluggish at first and did not want to get up even after 30 minutes had passed. It seemed like it was getting even more sluggish and once just laid on its side - no attempts whatsoever to get up and Tinker Bell was the same. This behavior is not normal for a newborn foal - so we made both of them get up - which finally brought a little life into the baby. We brought them into a stall and just watched. The baby was sooo clumsy and it took an hour before it finally managed to stand on all 4 feet. She had some bad falls trying and I was glad she was on soft ground.

We left mom and baby alone after we knew that baby could stay up. At 12:30 AM I went back out to check on them and baby had nursed - so at least she wasn't too clumsy about that part - I had already expected a long night.

I was so sure Tinker Bell would have another little jack (she has only had jacks - 6 of them) that I didn't even bother to look what she had - until the next morning. What a surprise to find that this little whopper is a girl - and she is beautiful! Even Tinker Bell seemed to have some kind of problem to identify with her baby. She kept smelling the babies back end for the first couple of days - there must be something different about little girls....and she tried to figure it out.

Pictures at 1 day

 

Little Friends Ramona

Date of Birth: 10. September 2008

Birth Height: 23"

Foal Coat Color: Dark Gray Dun - NLP

Sire: Little Friends Lakota's Phantom

        32 1/4" Frosted Spotted White

Dam: Lil' Half Pints Silver Mist

         33 3/4" Light Gray Dun

Silver Mist had this little cutie waiting for me when I went outside to feed in the morning. I had checked on her a few times throughout the night and I missed the early morning birth.

Ramona is a beautiful and correct, big boned baby that looks more like several days old than a newborn.

Pictures at 1 day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Friends Alexi                                - Sold -

Date of Birth: 05. September 2008

Birth Height: 22"

Foal Coat Color: Gray-Dun

Sire: Little Friends Lakota's Phantom

        32 1/4" Frosted Spotted White

Dam: Amigo's Be My Valentine

         32 1/2" Dark Brown

He didn't quiet make it for our anniversary (Sept. 04) but he arrived about 2 weeks early anyway. He was up and on his feet when we found him and already had his first meal.

This little guy is such a cute, small looking foal, with a short body, beautiful short neck and just compact looking. He looks very similar to Valentines first foal but this one is out of Lakota whereas her last foal was out of Jolly. This little one is cute as a button, very friendly, and I just love to look at him!

Pictures at 2 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Friends Basmati                             - Sold -

Date of Birth: 31. August 2008 - approx. 6:15 PM

Birth Height: 21 1/4" - 21 1/2" - too wiggly to get a good measurement

Foal Coat Color: Rose Dun with large forehead star

Sire: Little Friends Lakota's Phantom

        32 1/4" Frosted Spotted White

Dam: Dalley Ho's Thelma

         35" Dark Brown Roan

As if this Labor Day Weekend Sunday had not been eventful enough already... Thelma had all the signs of impending birth already the day before  (even though over two weeks too early) so I kept a close eye on her. I still missed the birth by about 15 minutes and she decided to have her baby in the absolute worst possible spot! She had always given birth outside in the cleanest areas  - not this time! She decided to have her baby in the large shelter right in the place where they all pee and poop. When I found the baby she was laying on her belly with all 4 legs spread apart - struggling to get a grip in all the mess. I picked her up right away and put her on cleaner ground. I iodined her belly cord twice in hopes that no bad bacteria have entered her body. I then carried her into a clean stall. I'm glad noone was home to see or smell me - I literally smelled and looked like the donkey toilet. This little one has been friendly and active from the moment I found her and loves all the attention she can get. My husband commented that he couldn't believe how friendly this little girl was at not even 1 1/2 hours of age when he got to see her. We are hoping that she won't get sick.... I am watching her like a hawk. She is beautiful and is sporting this big white star on her forehead. Two babies with a star on their foreheads born the same day!!!

Pictures at 2 days

 

Little Friends Mojito                                      - Sold -

Date of Birth: 31. August 2008 - 8:30 AM

Birth Height: 21 3/4" at 2 days

Foal Coat Color: Brown w. forehead star

Sire: Golden Feather Maverick

        33" Gray-Dun

Dam: C-J-D Maverick Storm

         34" - Gray-Dun

Finally this cute little guy has arrived! My son's second foal that he has been waiting for all summer. My son was out camping when Maverick decided to go into labor right at feeding time Sunday morning. The birth was quick and uneventful and the little guy found his milk bottle rather quickly. Of course I called my son right away to let him know about his new baby! He couldn't wait to come home and was home before I had a chance to put the baby into a stall. He is a beautiful small baby with and adorable forehead star!

Pictures at 2 days - Bottom picture at birth

 

 

 

 

Little Friends Cielo                                        - Sold -

Date of Birth: 23. August 2008

Birth Height: 22 1/2" at 2 days

Foal Coat Color: Spotted

Sire:  Tri Lakes Exotics Chucky

         30" - Gray & White Spotted

Dam: Tri Lakes Exotics Hey Girl

          32 1/2" - Gray-Dun

This little boy is adorable! He was up and about when I got out to feed in the morning. His mom had been miserable for several days prior to her having her baby. It had been hot and very humid because of Hurricane "Fay's" leftovers. She would hardly come out of the shelter and only went to eat her hay late at night or for just a few minutes at a time. So we are especially glad that this little guy is here and doing well. Even though it is still extremely hot, mom is doing so much better without the additional load to carry around.

At two weeks of age now he is simply beautiful! Nicely proportioned and straight.

Pictures at 2 days - he is for sale and can be purchased with his mom!

 

Little Friends Patience                           - Sold -

Date of Birth: 21. August 2008

Birth Height: 22 1/2"

Foal Coat Color: Brown

Sire: Golden Feather Maverick

        33" Gray-Dun

Dam: C-J-D Memorial Belle

         34" Gray-Dun

Our first fall baby has arrived. Belle has been in the dry lot since April 1st since her best friend Maverick was supposed to have her foal in May. Belle beat Maverick to having her baby first but we are guessing that Maverick won't be far behind.

Belle is my son's jenny so he is sooo excited to finally have "his" first baby that he has waited so patiently for for so long! And what a cute little one she is! Because of the long wait her name really fits...  Patience is a super friendly little girl with the most beautiful small head! She has 6 white hair on her forehead. My son counted them.

Patience is for sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Friends Angelino                                - Sold -

Date of Birth: 12. June 2008

Birth Height: 21 1/2" at 2 days

Foal Coat Color: Light Red

Sire:  Ass-Pirin Acres Jolly Roger

         30 3/4" Light Red

Dam: Little Friend Juanita

          34" - Light Red

And here is our last foal for the spring foaling season. He is 5 weeks younger than Mayo and is the baby of the troop. He is a cute light red little jack with lots of roaning in his face that he has inherited from his mother. His first-time mother takes wonderful care of him and keeps him away from the rambunctious older group of foals. He is not allowed to mingle with the older ones, yet and mom always stays right with him. 

Pictures at 2 days

 

 

Little Friends Cinco de Mayo                 - Sold -

Date of Birth: 05. May 2008 - 8:20 AM

Birth Height: 21 3/4" at 1 day

Foal Coat Color: Frosted Spotted White/red/brown based?

Sire:  KMA Montana The Sundance Kid

         33" Black & White Spotted

Dam: Little Friends Q-tip

          32 1/4" - Frosted Spotted White

Q-tip's long awaited baby has arrived. Since we didn't have a breeding date on Q-tip we've been watching her closely for impending signs of birth. She was nice and waited until feeding time to go into labor to have her baby. She delivered a beautiful little guy that almost looks like when she was a foal - just a tad lighter and browner in his base color - more brownish than grayish. Mayo found his milk bottle quickly and is a friendly and very outgoing baby. This was Sundance's last foal for this spring.

Q-tip is a good mom - the first day seemed like she tried to learn to take care of him and watched her new bundle of joy with curiosity. She just does not like him nursing while she eats her grain. So I take that time to love on him a little extra.

Pictures at 4 days of age. Bottom pictures are just included to show his red/brown base coat.

 

 

Little Friends Habanero                              - Sold -

Date of Birth: 28. April 2008

Birth Height: 22 1/2" at 1 day

Foal Coat Color: Dark Brown/Gray-Dun - NLP

Sire:  KMA Montana The Sundance Kid

         33" Black & White Spotted

Dam: Little Friends Ranch Miss Montana

          32 1/4" - Dark Brown

Here we did it again - missed another birth! Montana was not due until May 8th and did not look any different than the weeks before. She was as big as a barrel and has had a milk bag for 3 months - but we had a breeding date on her since she was hand bred. We had to go to Lexington to deliver some donkeys and on our way home our son called us and said he found a baby when he came home from school. A storm had come through that included a hail shower. The baby however, was dry except for the very top of his coat indicating that he has been there all day and just got a little bit wet by the storm. At 2 days of age he is doing fine and is another solid boy - like Montana's last foal Arctic Blast. Most of our spring foals have been so solid and we think that this is the reason why they are arriving early.

 

Little Friends Kimiko                                  - Sold -

Date of Birth: 20. April 2008

Birth Height: 22 1/4" at 2 days

Foal Coat Color: Gray-Dun

Sire:  Ass-Pirin Acres Jolly Roger

         30 3/4" Light Red

Dam: B-7 Tapioca

          32 1/4" - Gray-Dun

Tapioca as seems to be the trend this spring has had her baby 2 weeks early - outside on a cold night. When we found him early in the morning he was still wet and a little bit cool. I put a little coat on him and he warmed up quickly.

After two girls this is Tapioca's first boy and he is just as adorable and correct as the girls she has had.

Tapioca as always is a good mom that likes to keep her baby by her side. 

 

 

 

 

Little Friends Bambi                                 - Sold -

Date of Birth: 15. April 2008

Birth Height: 21"

Foal Coat Color: Spotted

Sire: KMA Montana The Sundance Kid

         33" Black & White Spotted

Dam: Annie's Acres Miriam

          32 1/4" Dark Brown

Miriam decided to have her baby on the coldest night in over a month 31 degrees and freezing!  She could have waited another day since she was due on April 19th and temperatures warmed up the very next morning. Miriam did not look any closer to birthing in the evening when I checked on her so I didn't think I needed to put her on "foal watch" and didn't even put her inside the barn. The next morning this little spotted, curly girl greeted me at feeding time. She was a little cool so I put a little blanket on her for a couple of hours until she warmed up and put her into a stall. I felt terrible all day for not having checked on her throughout the night or at least put her into a stall but there were no indicators that she would have her baby that night. At least Miriam chose the small shed to deliver her baby where the temps hopefully remained above freezing. I'm hoping she didn't get chilled too bad and won't get a cold from this. So far she is doing well and is acting like a normal newborn. (nurses, plays and sleeps). My daughter named this little girl!

 

Little Friends Black Rasberry                                              - Sold -

Date of Birth: 13. April 2008 - approx. 2:40 AM

Birth Height: 22 1/4 - 22 1/2"

Foal Coat Color: Black - no stripe or cross visible at this time

Sire: KMA Montana The Sundance Kid

         33" Black & White Spotted

Dam: Gardner's Skwentna

          31 1/2" Gray-Dun

Skwentna's first foal out of Sundance was a gray/white spotted little girl. We were expecting something similar or a solid gray this time around. What a surprise to see this beautiful black girl after it was all over!

When I checked on Skwentna at 2:20 AM she was in heavy labor but there was no "bubble".  I went into the house to get iodine and some other things - 5 minutes later still no bubble. I started to get worried and got my husband out of bed. He came right out and still no bubble to indicate the progression of the birth. He checked to see if the baby was laying wrong but it was in the correct position - just stuck! It didn't move an inch with the contractions. My husband pulled the legs with the contractions which took all his strength and finally got the front legs out, then the head. It took both of us to pull the baby past its ribcage so it could take it's first breath. Even her rump was stuck. It all took about 20 minutes to deliver the baby and I am so thankful we were there for Skwentna and Rasberry. The next morning I could see why Skwentna had such a rough time. There is not a bone to be felt on this baby. She has a really wide back and hip - she looked more like a week old foal than a newborn. I think she is about 13 days past her due date and the reason why she is such a solid baby! Black Rasberry is simply adorable and a very active foal. At two hours she backed up to her mom over and over and tried to kick her... Skwentna takes it all in stride! Rasberry has been friendly right from birth.

We left the "P" out of "Raspberry" on purpose - I think it sounds nicer without it.

Top pictures at 2 days - bottom picture at 1 day.  In the bottom picture she tried to aggravate her mom- backing into her and kicking.

 

 

Little Friends Gelati                             - Sold -

Date of Birth: 10. April 2008 - 2:30 AM

Birth Height: 21" at 1 day

Foal Coat Color: Gray-Dun

Sire:  Ass-Pirin Acres Jolly Roger

         30 3/4" Light Red

Dam: Windsong's Lizzy

          31" - Gray-Dun

Lizzy was the second jenny I thought may have her baby early before the storms came in and she did! At least 11 days early just like Soballia. I put her up in the stall and checked on her throughout the night. She delivered this beautiful Jolly son about 4 hours after Soballia had her boy! He is perfect in every way! Small, with a short back, beautiful tiny head and simply adorable with an outstanding pedigree AND COLOR behind him! So this little jack should have the ability to throw all kinds of different color!

I believe he has the makings for a future herd sire.

 

Little Friends Cameroon                             - Sold -

Date of Birth: 09. April 2008 - 2:30 AM

Birth Height: 22 3/4 at 1 day

Foal Coat Color: Light Red

Sire:  Ass-Pirin Acres Jolly Roger

         30 3/4" Light Red

Dam: Laughlin's Soballia

          34" - Dark Brown

We were expecting a severe storm so I figured that it could bring a baby with it even though the jennies were not quiet due, yet. Sure enough Soballia delivered her little boy at around 10:30 PM on a beautiful, warm evening. We let her foal outside since she gets so nervous in a stall unless she already has a baby. We then put them into a stall. This little jack has Jolly's color and is a nice baby!

Pictures at 5 days

 

 

Little Friends Lilly Pad                                                        - Sold -        

Date of Birth: 29. March 2008 - approx. 11;30 AM

Birth Height: 21 3/4"

Foal Coat Color: tri-color Spotted - some tyger-spots

Sire: Ass-Pirin Acres Jolly Roger

        30 3/4" Light Red

Dam: Little Friends Diamond

          33" Brown/Gray-dun & White Spotted

Diamond delivered a cute little girl in one of the worst spots one could possibly decide to have her baby. She chose the group toilet area that I did clean about an hour before she delivered her baby - but with all the rain we have had - that area stays muddy with the water run-off from the barn roof. When I found the baby at noon she must have just gotten up and mud was just caked on her belly. While I iodined the belly cord I am still holding my breath hoping that she is not going to get sick. We are giving her some antibiotics for a few days - hoping that it may ward off any infection that may have entered her belly cord.

This little one is a typical little girl and still sleeps a lot. She reminds me very much on two foals we had in the past (Lady Bug and Bugs). She has a cute color pattern with both of her eyes covered with color. Her stripe and coloring is broken in 2 places over her top line (once on her back and on her neck.

Other than choosing the worst spot to deliver her baby Diamond is a wonderful caring mom to her. She never moved when the baby tried to nurse for the first time and she still lets her nurse whenever and for as long as the baby wants to.

Top two pictures at 2 weeks, next 2 at 10 days bottom two at 2 days

 

Little Friends Miss America                      - Sold -

Date of Birth: 28. March 2008 - approx. 2:30 AM

Birth Height: 23"

Foal Coat Color: Dark Spotted

Sire: KMA Montana The Sundance Kid

         33" Black & White Spotted

Dam: S & M's Dottie

          33 1/2" Brown/Gray-dun & White Spotted

Stunning, stunning, stunning..... What a beautiful girl Dottie had! We are happy that this baby is here! She is one of our biggest foals that has been born here but she is simply stunning! Dottie has been barely moving around this last month of her pregnancy and we could tell that her front  feet were bothering her. She had been previously foundered and had a broken crest when we purchased her a few years back but this was the first time that her feet really bothered her during pregnancy. It doesn't surprise me after seeing this little whopper! I know Dottie is glad that she is here but delivered her in a speedy delivery by herself as usual. When we checked on her at 2:40 AM the baby was still laying down and had not found her feet, yet. All is well with this little one and Dottie is beginning to feel a little bit better since she has gotten rid of her extra weight.

Top two Pictures at 2 1/2 weeks, 3rd picture at almost 2 weeks, bottom picture at 3 days and taken with a flash.

 

 

 

 

 

Little Friends Early Bird                          - Sold -

Date of Birth: 18. March 2008 

Birth Height: 22 1/4 at 2 days

Foal Coat Color: gray-dun w. rose tones

Sire:  Ass-Pirin Acres Jolly Roger

         30 3/4" Light Red

Dam: Little Friends Ranch Sweet Miracle

          32 1/4" - Dark Brown

Miracle delivered this little boy 3 weeks and 2 days early. I've been checking her udder daily and there was no difference the evening before she had her baby. Since she was still this far out and she had her other babies pretty much on time I never even thought about checking on her more often. This little Early bird is doing well and is a typical Jolly baby with his look at me attitude. Early Bird is a very straight and solid boy! His conformation is very correct and he has a sweet personality.

Miracle is a good and protective mom.

 

 

 

 

Little Friends Marillya 

Date of Birth: 13. March 2008 - 2:15 - 2:30 AM

Birth Height: 22 1/4"

Foal Coat Color: Light Gray-Dun - Rose Dun/Roan with forehead star

Sire:  Little Friends Lakota's Phantom

         32 1/4" Frosted Spotted White

Dam: B-7 Mali

          32" - Gray-Dun

Finally, finally did Mali have her baby! We just about gave up on her ever having it. She had been fully bagged for a week with all the signs of impending birth. She could barely get around anymore since she had no muscle tone left in her back end. So keeping an eye on her during the nights just really wore us out! She finally decided that it was time and we barely missed the birth of her little girl!

This little one is full of energy but needed 2 1/2 hours to find the milk bar. She never tired trying to find it and Mali did all she could do to accommodate her in finding it. I tried to assist at 2 hours but she wasn't going to have any part of the help. Once she found the nipple she got her fill and that is when she really got energized. She's been going ever since... and tries to push out of her stall the second the door is opened - that at about 12 hours of age.... I have the feeling that Mali is going to have to have some strong nerves with this little one! Maybe this is why she tried to contain her as long as she possible could...

Mali and Lakota once again did a great job with this little one! While her last baby was a frosted spotted white, this one is special in itself and we think she will have Mali's beautiful pink shine when grown... She must be roan... or something else than gray - dun - maybe a dilution between gray and pink and/or roan since she had the liver colored rimmed eyes which of course will turn into black rimmed eyes... plus the star on her forehead - we couldn't ask for anything cuter! I kept my word for not keeping any jennets in 2007 and offered ALL for sale - but hey it's 2008!!! We are thinking about maybe keeping this little one - even Freddie seems to be ok with the idea since Mali is one of his favorite girls!

Pictures at 1 day

Not for sale - we are keeping her!

 

Little Friends Sahara                   

Date of Birth: 28. February 2008

Birth Height: 21 1/2"

Foal Coat Color: Light Red

Sire:  Ass-Pirin Acres Jolly Roger

         30 3/4" Light Red

Dam: MBJ Hot Pink

          32 1/4" - light red

We are so glad for this little one to be here! We are also happy to report that she is healthy! We were worried about her since Hot Pink had an infection in one of her molar roots for many months which resulted in a nasal discharge on her left side... She had to be on antibiotics for 3 months during her early pregnancy which didn't do a thing... We took her off the meds and gave her extra vitamins and other herbal supplements... They didn't do a whole lot better either - but it didn't get worse. She never seemed to be in pain and never missed a meal or a treat! Surgery at a specialized hospital - with no guarantee for improvement - was quoted with $15,000! Over this past 9 months her nasal drip improved slowly and is now almost non-existent so we are thinking she got over her ailment. I was still worried that the medicine may have harmed her unborn foal in its development which does not seem to be the case. The baby is doing well and is a typical, bouncy and sweet little girl! And we can't find any faults with her.

Sahara did arrive about 2 weeks early and I was going to put Hot Pink onto the monitor the very next night... I had gotten her stall almost ready... That never happened since she decided to have her foal on the coldest night outside! She was smart though and chose to have her baby in the smallest shed that has a very low ceiling (I can't stand up in it) - This shed holds body heat really well and it is always several degrees warmer inside than outside. When the morning sun came out (before I got out) - she took her baby and placed it right into the sun! When I found them she was standing behind the baby blocking the wind - the baby was all dry and warm! As I was getting some more straw to put into the stall the baby tried to lay down - Hot Pink made her get up right away - apparently knowing that the frozen ground could harm her baby. When she saw me she nudged Sahara toward me to the gate - she was ready to go into her stall! Only then did she let her baby lay down. I am soooo very proud of her and am amazed once again how smart they are!

Hot Pink is a very gentle, wonderful and attentive mom that has so much love for her little one!

Pictures at 2 days

 

Little Friends Sweet Valentine                 - Sold -              

Date of Birth: 15. February 2008 - 9:15 AM 

Birth Height: 20"

Foal Coat Color: Gray-Dun - NLP

Sire:  Little Friends Lakota's Phantom

         32 1/4" Frosted Spotted White

Dam: Little Friends Delphi

          32 3/4" - Dark Brown/Gray-Dun

Lakota's last foal born in 2007 was an adorable, gray NLP little jack. His first foal in 2008 is a gray NLP little jenny! And what a cutie she is - she didn't quiet make it for Valentine's Day but she is still a Sweet Valentine for us.

Delphi began to get restless at feeding time. She went to the feeder with the other girls but only took a couple mouths full of hay and went back into the run-in. Of course I kept a close eye on her while I fed everybody else. Delphi trusts me completely and just needed a little bit of assistance to deliver her baby. She seemed to be thankful that I was there with her. She is a wonderful and attentive first time mom and simply adores her new bundle of joy! She could not have chosen a nicer morning to have her baby! 

Sweet Valentine is a little bundle of energy. I had no success trying to take pictures of her by myself - so my daughters had to assist to keep her busy. Even with the help - I got many pictures with just a blur, ears or a little tail on it. 

Pictures at 1 day

 

 

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