Tuesday, March 22, 2011

BABY PONY! (is almost here)

I keep forgetting to mention that we are about to have a brand new foal at the barn (!!!!!!!).

The BO's stunner of a mare currently looks like a tank and is getting ready to drop her (undoubtedly gorgeous) baby sometime next week (we hope).

Poppet is an eight year old Westphalian mare who has been sidelined by a hind suspensory injury.  She was the top selling yearling at the Westphalian auction her year and continued to develop all sorts of well.  She's definitely an older, heavier type, but her movement is K I L L E R.  Unfortunately, she came off the plane with an injury and not a single therapy, treatment, or  voo-doo known to man has been able to bring her back to full work.

She's the most steady, even tempered mare I've met (P should take note) and she'll work sound for about a week before her old injury shows up which is just long enough for everyone to get their hopes up for a full recovery...

So, instead, Miss Poppet gets to be a mommy and we're expecting her first baby (by Alabaster) in a matter of days.  Momma has already moved up to her palatial straw bedded 14'x28' box stall maternity suite.  The hope is that Alabaster lightens Poppet up a bit (although I like her tank-esque stature..).  I really need to snap some shots of her while she's still the size of a school bus.
Below is a really old video of Poppet, but you get a sense of her gorgeous self and hopefully what the little baby might be inheriting.  I can't wait to see what pops out!!

Stay tuned for BABY PICTURES!!! eeeeeeeeee


  1. Ah! Maybe I'll hold this tail bag hostage until the baby is here! :) I can't WAIT!!!

  2. Ahhh!! I lovvvve babies! I am so excited to see pictures and hear stories! PLEASE take some pics of the preggo momma, I would love to see her in her glory :)

  3. Perhaps you can horsenap the baby? Looks like he/she will be a gem!

  4. Wow, what an incredible mare! Here's hoping for a happy healthy talented baby very soon!

  5. What a looker! Can't wait for spring/foaling season! That's gonna be one killer little foal from the looks of it.

  6. aww man this makes me sad actually. A mare at my barn named Scarlett just miscarried a Windfall foal with 2 months left to go.

    I love babies though, they are so adorable. :)

  7. She is gorgeous. I vote you steal the baby. Pia wants to be a foster mom!!

  8. Oh my goodness! How exciting!! I can't wait to see pictures. :D She's a gorgeous mare and I bet the stallion will compliment her nicely.


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