was fortunate enough to witness and photograph a miracle. This Clydesdale gave birth to twin fillies just 12 hours before this picture was taken. This is Molly with Bella. Unfortunately she has rejected the other foal, which is a very common thing with horses that give birth to twins. Little Winnie Belle is being bottle fed every four hours at the moment but her owners are hoping that mum will change her mind. I contacted the Clydesdale Horse Society to find out what the stats are on Clydesdales having twins and the kind gentleman there told me that he couldn’t give me any stats as such but the last pair of surviving twins that he was aware of were in the 1960’s. I have sent the pictures and the story through to the local paper The Illawarra Mercury hoping they will print it, as it is a real miracle. The good news for little Winnie is that a 26yo palomino called Creamy has become a bit of a surragate mother to her. And she has lots of carers of the 2 legged kind helping her out. They weighed about 20kg each (a single Clydesdale foal is about 60kg). I’ve probable put too many pics up but it was such a wonderful experience, i couldn’t help it.

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horse, foal, baby, twin, clydesdale

Comments

  • handprintz
    handprintzalmost 6 years ago

    Just gorgeous,l just want to hug her and tell her evrything is going to be ok ! :-)

  • I know what you mean, i’m actually terrified of horses but i could not leave. I took so many photos and kept stopping for a pat. I must have been there for nearly 2 hours. It was just such a beautiful experience.

    – Tracy King

  • handprintz
    handprintzalmost 6 years ago

    We have a place near where we live that breeds these guys and l can remember one of their mares had a set of twins about three years ago,similar thing the mother rejected the second foal,they hand fed the little guy and now he is a happy healthy three year old ready to be started ! l wish the same for this little baby,and l am sure your pats would be a great comfort to her x

  • Do you mind me asking where you’re from. Which state I mean.

    – Tracy King

  • handprintz
    handprintzalmost 6 years ago

    l am in Victoria near Ballarat

  • As you would of read in my story I actually contacted the Clydesdale Horse Society – Victoria to find out about other twins born and they didn’t know of any since the 1960’s. There mustn’t be any requirement to register the births. Thats nice to know there’s some other that went through the same thing and came out the other end ok. Was the rejected foal the weaker of the two. I think that’s amazing how the mum just knows which one is more likely to survive so that’s how she picks. I think us humans would be the opposite and fight for the weaker one.

    – Tracy King

  • Bromoson Photography
    Bromoson Photo...almost 6 years ago

    super sweet!

  • Rajee
    Rajeealmost 6 years ago

    Awww….very sweet and cute picture.

  • Thanks Rajee

    – Tracy King

  • Tracy King
    Tracy Kingalmost 6 years ago

    Unfortunately, i have just received an email, telling me little Winnie Belle passed away at midnight last night. Her owners are heartbroken. She is being burried under the tree when her owners found her on the morning of her birth. RIP Winnie Belle.

  • Rajee
    Rajeealmost 6 years ago

    I’m so sorry Tracy.

  • Thank you Rajee

    – Tracy King

  • Akkra
    Akkraabout 4 years ago

    Oh that’s too cute! I’m pulling all sorts of gaa gaa faces now :D

  • Akkra
    Akkraabout 4 years ago

    Omg I’ve only just read that the poor wee mite has passed away :o( That’s awful, such a shame.

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