Click here to see a video of the
birth. Morning's filly was born at 3:45 AM on April 7, 2008 after 341 days of
gestation. The birth was quick and easy, but the next day was tough.
Baby was weak and seemed to have some
oxygen deprivation. This can happen with both big and miniature horses
and the foals recover, but they need assistance until they do. We added
Probios and Pancake syrup to milk that we had taken from Morning. This
gave her an added boost to keep her going. Every hour, during that
first day of life, we got her up and encouraged her to nurse.
Thankfully, she began latching on by herself by evening. If she had
failed to do this, we would've been getting up every 2 hours all night
|We can already tell that her face
will be very dished with large wide-set eyes. She has a
Her name is Painted Sun's Golden Slipper
or "Cinderella." She is TINY. Her cannon bones measure only 6-6.5" which
means a mature horse of 26 to 28 inches tall.
Click here to see how to predict the mature height from
cannon bone measurements.
To see the
rest of or 2008 babies, click here