Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Velvet

Our little filly is 2yo. I thought time flew by with my human children, but it really has with my equine baby. From the time I opened the bag and helped her take her first breath I knew she was special.
Her placenta detached and all came out at once. If I had not been at the birth she would have been dead from suffocation. We imprinted her without really meaning to. She was born jet black. All the experts told me she wouldn't stay black. Black foals are usually born a smokey color .
She was and still is a character. Pocket pony we call her. If you are in the pasture she is right behind you.
At a year old she was still black. We kept looking for signs of roaning. According to the charts she had a 33.3%blue roan,33.3red roan,33.3 bay
This is her picture yesterday at 2yo. She is still black with a few flecks of white on her head  and a spot of white on her back left foot about the size of a half dollar just like her dad. We are not dissappointed in her color she is a beautiful shiny jet black. She will be starting horsey school soon to learn some manners. Because she imprinted we have problems with personal space. She thinks I can protect her from the unknown and walks all over me.


lisa said...

She is a beauty! I am sure you will break the personal space thing.

Aimee said...

what a gorgeous baby! You are so lucky... I know, because I have a beautiful baby pony too! Poppy is almost 1 now, and just the sweetest thing. For us, having a baby pony is probably a once in a lifetime event, so every minutye is special. Yours is a true black beauty!

polly's path said...

Thanks for stopping by!
She is a gorgeous horse!
We are hoping to soon add a horse or two to our farm..

WeekendFarmer said...

what a beauty! Velvet...is a great name. Loved your photos! Will be back again to read up more.

Anonymous said...

Velvet is beautiful and a lucky gal! You are so right, time flies by.

I have a few of those pocket pets around here. I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Good luck to Velvet on her horsey school.
Have a great Easter weekend.