On the morning of April 22, I was headed to work. As I went down the drive, I noticed the mares in
the north pasture gathered along the fence. Since I was leaving early, I stopped the
truck to check out the object of interest to the mares.
Half way across the pasture, I could see Ashley and a foal! From that distance, I could see lots of color
on the new baby. Ashley was putting her ears back at the north pasture mares, but allowed her own
pasture mates, Clipper, Dottie and Roxie, to check out the baby.
To my delight, I discovered this loud colored foal was a filly. The filly was curious and friendly,
allowing me to give her some pats and scritches. Ashley's first two foals, sired by ApHC stallions,
are still solid horses. Here was this new gal, sired by Ziprageous, a Quarter Horse, with a big blanket!
Obviously, this baby was quite a few hours old, being dry and unfolded. She was a big filly and couldn't stand under mom when nursing.
Ashley was allowing the other horses to be around the foal, so I left them in the pasture. My work day was
off to a good start.