It was a good sign that the foal would be born soon.
Princess was supposed to foal again in January.
Alex waited through some more contractions and finally pulled the foal straight out.
Alex had promised the foal to Jonathan and he had already named it Eureka.
She gazed at the foal again.
"The foal!" she gasped.
Carmen locked the foal in the corral with Princess, Random and Casper.
I have a mare; and we have a five-year-old mare with a colt, a four year-old filly, and a two-year-old filly... oh, and my mare is going to foal again in January.
You've never seen a foal born before?
She needed to give the foal a name, but nothing came to mind.
The foal followed, poking her nose at the rabbit.
They admired the new foal and a few other horses.
Over supper they talked of the expected foal, the ranch, and everything but why they hadn't talked much for the last four days.
As popular plays the Sdrga csiko (Bay Foal) and A giros bugyelldris (The Red Purse), by Francis Csepreghy, have their own special merit, and were often represented in 1878 and 1879 at Budapest and elsewhere.
He had been helping train her, and when she was old enough to have a foal, it would be his.
They couldn't keep the foal as a stud, but she might be able to trade it for a mare when it was older.
When the mare began pushing again, he pulled down gently, twisting the foal a little.
The shoulders slid out slowly and the foal was out to his hips.
Carmen studied the foal for a few minutes.
They stayed in the barn for a while, watching as the foal took its first steps, and finally found the milk supply.
The foal snorted and danced back a few steps.
Princess had her new foal, the buffalo had her calves, and even the Longhorns had a baby.
Casper, Random and the foal followed them as they loped across the field to the buffalo shed.
He dubbed it "Dawn" because the foal had everyone up at dawn with her frolicking in the barn.
By way of testing this assumption, a bay filly, the half-sister of a richly striped hybrid, was put to a cross-bred Highland pony, and a Highland mare, while nursing her hybrid foal, was put to a colt the half-brother of a hybrid.
The Stud-Book shows of what breed the royal mares really were: one of them, the dam of Dodsworth (who, though foaled in England, was a natural Barb), was a Barb mare; she was sold by the stud-master, after Charles II.'s death, for forty guineas, at twenty years old, when in foal by the Helmsley Turk.
Succulent food encourages the flow of milk, and the success of the foal greatly depends on its milk supply.
Mares most readily conceive when served at the " foal heat " eleven days after foaling.
She was due to foal in July.
At the end of January, Princess gave birth to the first foal on the ranch that wasn't sired by Ed.
Most mares foal at night, but I think it may happen within a few hours.
Well, this foal will weigh in around 65 to 75 pounds.
Princess picked Sunday to foal, and Carmen found her in heavy labor when they came home from church.
Princess presented them with a healthy foal, without complications or assistance.
Oh well, it would come some day, when the foal did something unusual.
Carmen caught her breath and put a hand to her mouth anxiously, but the foal scrambled up from the ground and shook herself.
She fed Princes and watched the foal nurse.
The foal was feeling frisky and kicking up its heels.
For Carmen, the name seemed perfect, as the new foal came at the beginning of a new life for her.
A man may know that mules are sterile and that the beast before him is a mule, and yet believe her to be in foal " not viewing the several truths in connexion."
- Beecher at the end of the 17th century pointed out that "when a mare has had a mule by an ass and afterwards a foal by a horse, there are evident marks on the foal of the mother having retained some ideas of her former paramour, the ass."
In all these establishments, after two or three crossings of the mare and ass, the breeders cause the mare to be put to a horse; yet a pure-bred foal has never been produced resembling either an ass or a mule."
The StudBook, although silent as to the date of his birth, says he was a common country stallion in Lincolnshire until Partner was six years old - and we know from the same authority that Partner was foaled in 1718; we may therefore conclude that Jigg was a later foal than Basto, who, according to Whyte's History of the Turf, was a brown horse foaled in 1703.
It is generally believed that he was imported in Anne's reign, but the exact date is immaterial, for, assuming that he was brought over as early as 1700 from Aleppo, he could scarcely have had a foal living before 1701, the first year of the 18th century.
May is considered the best month for a mare to foal, as there is abundance of natural food and the weather is mild enough for the mare to lie out.
Foals are weaned when five or six months old, often in October, and require to be housed to save the foal-flesh, and liberally but not overfed; but from the time they ate a month old they require to be " gentled " by handling and kindly treatment, and the elementary training of leading from time to time by a halter adjusted permanently to the head.
"You saw a foal," he corrected.
I think it's a big foal, probably a colt.
No. Do you think it will be alright for Princess to carry me and her foal up that hill?
I think she's ready to foal and it looks like a storm is brewing out there.
Our first little foal – I can hardly wait.