Several limes in the old garden had been cut down and a piebald mare and her foal were wandering in front of the house among the rosebushes.
Carmen locked the foal in the corral with Princess, Random and Casper.
It was a good sign that the foal would be born soon.
You've never seen a foal born before?
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.
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.
They stayed in the barn for a while, watching as the foal took its first steps, and finally found the milk supply.
The foal followed, poking her nose at the rabbit.
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.
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.
At the end of January, Princess gave birth to the first foal on the ranch that wasn't sired by Ed.
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.
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.
He dubbed it "Dawn" because the foal had everyone up at dawn with her frolicking in the barn.
For Carmen, the name seemed perfect, as the new foal came at the beginning of a new life for her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She fed Princes and watched the foal nurse.
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.
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."