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There were 5 pregnant, newly rescued mares at Skydog Sanctuary when I visited.  All had been threatened with slaughter in kill pens before Skydog came to the rescue.  All will foal miracle babies – thanks to Skydog Sanctuary.

Two of the mares, Aerial and Pammie, were with the now gelded stud, Bear, when they were in the killpens.  It is thought that they were impregnated there and that Bear is likely the sire of both foals.

The great news is that they were all saved together – and they still live together.  Bear, Pammie and Aerial continued to live together, as their own loving herd, at Skydog.  When I visited Remi, Rojo and Sam in October,  I looked in on Aerial and Pammie and they looked very pregnant then.  So, it is no wonder that these babies are winter foals.  Aerial had her baby, Whisper, a few weeks ago.  You can read that story here.

And Pammie had her foal just a day ago!

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Good Morning to Little Bear – three hours old and healthy, happy and beautiful. Mama Pam doing well and moving nicely. Baby is drinking albeit a little cold and wet with the rain

So Little Bear’s first day was a wet one that’s for sure. We have dried him off a few times but the mama does not want a blanket on her baby so he is a little wet but curled up in dry straw under the trees and not shivering so all is well. His first photo shoot and it was hard to choose as he looks beautiful in all of them !!! It is so sweet as Whisper is watching over him wherever he goes. Mama doesn’t want Bear near so I am glad she has buddied up with Aerial and the foals seem happy to play together. With Aerial Whisper definitely seemed as though he was trying to keep up with mama but in this case Pammie is trying to keep up with Little Bear. He is running around and curious about everything and anything. Hopefully he dries off before nightfall – it has stopped raining now finally so fingers crossed ! They are one happy happy herd today and Bear’s chest is puffed up and he wants to talk to everyone – such a cute sight to see. Some photos of the new boy, a few hours old now and growing fast x

Little Bear and Mama Goldie x (Pammie)

Warm milk is helping him lots today

Such a little cutie already

I will never get over how they come out so perfectly ready for life and action – its natures miracle for sure

Pam keeps her nose on her boy trying to keep him close

Off and running around

The family enjoying the brighter afternoon

Welcome little bear x

Whisper watching over his new little brother

Playing with his bedding


And one more post before I go back to work. Apparently I am good at a lot of horse related things but NOT telling the sex of a brand new baby foal. In my defense (a) it always seems to be in a blizzard or a rainstorm, (b) I am way more interested in kissing their noses than the other end, (c) everything is very very small a couple of hours in, AND (d) apparently I get so excited about their arrival that I cannot see straight. YES you guessed it. The new foal is a GIRL. Which brings us to a small point of her name. We were calling “him” little bear but that doesn’t seem to fit her as she is such a sweet feminine little filly. A couple of things about her – she never stops, she has more energy than I have ever seen she literally runs laps from morning to night and it’s all her mama can do to keep up. She is friendly as can be and will sit down in your lap if you tickle her butt. She is very nibbly and gives kisses better than any foal I have ever met. So if any of this inspires you to a name….we welcome all ideas. Whisper was named by one of you so it seems fitting we let you guys name our new little girl……here she is when the sun came out yesterday x


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A BRAND NEW BABY at SKYDOG RANCH SANCTUARY! This baby and his mother would never have survived the slaughter truck if Skydog hadn’t stepped in.

A BRAND NEW BABY at SKYDOG RANCH SANCTUARY!  This baby and his mother would never have survived the slaughter truck if Skydog hadn’t stepped in.

A Foal.  New life!  My favorite.

The best part is that this baby and his mother would have been on a dinner plate right now, if not for the benevolent intervention of Skydog Sanctuary.   Now, these two are living.  Beautifully.

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Very good morning from Skydog Ranch. I went out this morning to feed at 6.30 and found this little bundle of joy up and out and walking around as if nothing much happened. Aerial had her foal. In January. In the wild like she would have. When I think about the photograph I saw of her with Bear and Pammie all those months ago in a kill pen it is just amazing to see her with her baby looking healthy and well. We had someone look at her only yesterday as we were prepping a barn for her to move into and have her baby there and even yesterday she hadn’t bagged up or shown any sign of dropping other than her huge belly. But the baby came. Out in the middle of 40 acres on the top of a hill in the night. Its incredible and made me cry to see them. So we are now off to try and push her into the barn as tonight is going to be cold – what a clever mama she is. No idea yet if she is a girl or boy. More news later xxx


What an amazing day. Never did I ever imagine how wide my heart could open to such a beautiful perfect little creature. All of the hard work. All of the challenges. Everything melts away in the presence of this little perfect foal. Thank you for so many great suggestions for names. They were all good. We already have a horse called Winter but Stormy, Whisper, Aquarius, Sky Angel….on and on – they were all beautiful and we shall try and choose one tomorrow. She is healthy, strong, drinking her milk, laying in the straw we put out for her. We started to push her little herd into the barn but they didn’t want to go tonight and it isn’t windy or too cold so we put piles of hay out for now and will see how they feel tomorrow. Mama is doing great and eating her grain and lots of hay while baby drinks. Bear is being an amazing father (he ate the afterbirth which was disgusting but kind of cool). And Pammie is being a sweet attentive friend to Aerial and her baby. Mama does not want any of them to be too close and shoos them away and mainly follows her baby around watching over her like a protective mother should. They are divine. Truly a gift from God. They will be a family and stay together forever and live their lives as close to or as far away from us as they want here at Skydog. Shutting up now and letting the photos speak for themselves xxxxx


Just to officially announce that our new foal is a boy. After a lot of confusion and uncertainty I finally gave him a good scratch on his butt today and managed to lift his tail for a second. The funny thing is that he was born so fluffy with so much hair for a winter coat that it was impossible to get to see any bits ?:) We have decided to name him Whisper. He was born so quietly in the middle of the night that it was kind of like God whispering to us and such a sweet gift from the heavens. We call him Baby Bear too or BB so we shall see which one sticks. He really is the most friendly adorable little boy. He comes right up whenever I kneel down nearby and starts nuzzling and wants scratches and tickles as long as I can give them. His mama is very sweet and watches and seems to enjoy the attention she and he are getting. She comes towards me when I come in the pen now and we were successful in moving all four of them to the small pen where there is a beautiful barn full of straw in case they get cold. The second mare Pammie is getting really big now and is looking like she might have her foal anytime soon. Such an amazing time here right now. Fingers crossed and prayers that the second birth goes as well as the first. Come on baby, we are ready and excited to meet you xxx

Little Whisper sleeping soundly after some good mother’s milk x

Mama Aerial and her baby Whisper hanging out in their new pen

Pammie getting bigger every day, waiting patiently for her baby to arrive, we figure she can’t be far behind as they have been together x






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