Intro, the new kid on the block, chestnut TB x QH colt Bob! (strange name for a foal, I know) no more than 12 hours old in this photo, he is quite advanced, chatty and in-your-face friendly, he’s oozing with personality.

I was delighted to find, on my routine check of Jane at about midnight last night, not 1 but 2 sets of eyes peering up at me in the moonlight, “Bob” was still quite “fresh” when I found them, and I was fortunate enough for her to allow me in on the ground floor of his first milestones, Jane is a sensational first mum, and I’m so very fortunate to share a bond with the pair, they both are so accepting of me, to the point they both greet me with nickers when I approach them..

Adventures of a creative, curious country chick, with a few horses, lazy dog and insane cat in tow! Living the dream in rural Australia, my photos focus on the outback, horses, and the rural way of life… oh and a few pretty flowers along the way!

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  • Petehamilton
    Petehamiltonover 3 years ago

    Bravo sis!!!…But whats nickers??

  • Cheers! Thanks Bro =D

    nickers – a little bit quieter than a whinny?? (not undies lol)

    – kurrawinya

  • Wilhelmina
    Wilhelminaover 3 years ago

    Lovely image.

  • Cheers, thank you so much =)

    – kurrawinya

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    This is a wonderful photo of the little one with its mother under the beautiful old tree,,,,love it,,,Rick

  • Cheers, thank you so very much Rick =)

    – kurrawinya

  • Dudtrish
    Dudtrishover 3 years ago

    Bob is a great name for a foal!
    And, Bob is a beautiful foal. This pic of him and his mum, Jane, is just superb!
    I love Bob’s ‘pose’… sort of, nearly teetering on his toes, but not quite! (snortle!).
    I love that ‘morning haze’ in the background (ie, the way you have pinpointed the focus to make the far background ‘hazy’, and I really love that old, old peppercorn, with its sharp focus of its fronds at the front! (Has he stopped many bushfires in his time? – giggle!)
    And I really love the way you have balanced this shot, to have the peppercorn occupy the right-hand-side of screen, and Bob n Jane occupying the left-hand side… it keeps making my eye hungry to keep moving around the whole screen in a circular fashion!
    You need to tell folk to look at this in larger view mode!!!
    (I have seen a few humans, and lots of farm-animals being born… but I have never seen a foal get bornded – SOB!!!) (Though, I once missed seeing a Clydesdale birth by a very short time; the foal had only a small amount of dampness on his coat!)
    Thanks for sharing this wif us!
    Love Trish xxx
    PS… Question: Er, um, what is a ‘TB’ breed? (I love horsies, but don’t know a lot about them.)

  • Cheers! Thanks so much Trish, I’m glad you think so! Ive never seen too many horses called that so I guess that’s why it stuck lol.
    and early morning indeed! lol, I’m glad you noticed as it was utterly freezing, could hardly wait for it to be light enough to get photos of them =)
    I’m not sure if it’s stopped fires, we (thankfully) have never had one run through the property touch wood lol!
    it’s a fantastic thing to see a foal born, I just missed this little fellow by just moments, but saw plenty when I lived on a stud as a real little tacker.
    and no worries, I love sharing them, thank you for your visit and awesome comment, really means a lot – thank you!! xxx
    oh, yep, no worries, TB is just an abbreviation of Thoroughbred – nothing fancy lol!

    – kurrawinya

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 3 years ago

    A wonderful heartwarming image Penny!!…Beautifully posed and composed!!!

  • Thank you so much Meg, I am surprised by the reception of this photo – I popped it up on facebook to show off the new little feller and was promptly told I should put it up on here lol! cheers =)

    – kurrawinya

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 3 years ago

    What a treasure!! Somehow, Bob kind of goes with Jane.

  • Cheers, Thanks so much Kay =) lol, I’m not sure if the company is established over there, but lone of the big tyre companies over here is called “bob-jane T-marts” lol.. (didn’t think of that until you put them together in a sentance lol) cheers =)

    – kurrawinya

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 3 years ago

    Oh this is gorgeous, congratulations to Jane on the safe arrival of Bob! ;)
    Beautiful ‘family shot’ Penny!

  • Cheers, Thanks so much Georgie, much appreciated =)

    – kurrawinya

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyover 3 years ago

    LOve this photo, just love it! tony

  • Cheers! thanks so much! and thanks for calling by, much appreciated =)

    – kurrawinya

  • KMorral
    KMorralover 3 years ago

    Adults and Offspring

  • oh wow! thank you so much!! =)

    – kurrawinya

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, great work.

  • Thank you so much Andrea =)

    – kurrawinya

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