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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FROM SKYDOG! PAMMIE’S FOAL IS HERE!
Via Clare on the Skydog FB page!
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
AN ADDENDUM LATER THAT AFTERNOON…
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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