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Missy, a chestnut Miniature Pony, caring for her new born filly foal.

Many foals are born during the night, but this one arrived in the late afternoon/early evening and I was priviledged to be present to not only witness, but also photograph the ever new miracle of the birth of a beautiful foal.

I was actually on my way, that day, to photograph the young Kookaburras in the late afternoon light, when I noticed Missy lying down, about to give birth. I forgot the Kookaburras and spent the next couple of hours photographing the whole birth process, the mare cleaning her foal, the foal’s struggles to get to her feet and stay on them and eventually, her first drink.

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  1. Placed in the Top Ten of the Hunter/Jumper Ring Group’s Challenge, ‘Thankful For Horses’ on 10th December, 2008
  2. Featured in the Happy Haven Group on 23rd January, 2009

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Comments

  • CherilynJoy
    CherilynJoyalmost 6 years ago

    What a precious shot! Just darling!

  • Jenny Brice
    Jenny Bricealmost 6 years ago

    Thanks Cherilyn. I was priviledged to witness and photograph to whole birth of this little foal.

  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmeralmost 6 years ago
    a great privileged and treasured memory
  • Jenny Brice
    Jenny Bricealmost 6 years ago

    Yes, indeed Jim. A miraculous and humbling experience.

  • kbyates
    kbyatesalmost 6 years ago

    How special to be there..Nothing more beautiful than a newborn!

  • Jenny Brice
    Jenny Bricealmost 6 years ago

    So true Rhonda. Birth is a fresh new miracle every time.

  • Stzar
    Stzaralmost 6 years ago

    oooooooooooohh sweeeeeeeeeeet
    omg how sweet

  • Thanks for your comment Karon.

    – Jenny Brice

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 6 years ago

    Priceless! Fantastic capture!! :D

  • Thanks Evita. It was a special moment.

    – Jenny Brice

  • Hagen
    Hagenalmost 6 years ago

    Awwwww

  • Thanks Hagen :-)

    – Jenny Brice

  • Kathleen Struckle
    Kathleen Strucklealmost 6 years ago

    So precious and sweet. :)

  • Thank you Kathleen. It was certainly a precicous moment. :-)

    – Jenny Brice

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