My beautiful mare "Mis Star of David", but lovingly known to us as Scooter, gave birth to the most gorgeous foal I've ever had the pleasure of seeing. I know everybody probably says that, but our little Harley was drop-dead gorgeous right from the beginning. :)
And I was there at the birthing, and was so blessed to get to watch the whole thing.
Somewhere on my blog, I've written this story in its' entirety, but I don't know how to link to it, so if you're interested - it's quite the story. Needless to say, I ran to the barn just in time to drop down on my knees and witness the whole thing. It was amazing! And scary and wonderful, and so much more. For me, it was also very emotional. For 12 long months, we'd anticipated and waited for this day to unfold, and I was with my girl the whole time. I felt so honored; and so very humbled. I still get teary-eyed remembering how awesome it was.
I just watched and did some soothing, calm-voiced coaching on Scooter's behalf. She and I made eye contact several times and I think she felt better knowing she wasn't alone. Oh my gosh, she was so beautiful - and her foal was gorgeous! I wish I had some of his newborn pictures to share with you today, but they were pre-digital and are at home in an album. But...I have several pictures to share with you of Harley's and my adventures together over the years.
|Riding in a Brad Cameron clinic|
|Me and the hubby on a trail ride with our boys|
|Harley, me, Ray Hunt and my sis at a clinic|
|Me and Harley at another clinic with Ray|
|Me and hubby on another trail ride outside Dayton, Washington with our boys.|
|My sweet boy when he was about 6 weeks old|
|He always has been a lover-boy. :)|
|Again at about 6 weeks old. We called him Harley Ten-Hairs when he lost all mane and tail. I was devastated, but it grew back...|