336 days ago I stood with Motel Malibu as she and Wild Desert created a life that entered this world at 6:30pm this evening. It is a frigid night in New York. I was hoping the girls would hold-off on foaling for a few more days, at least until we hit 40 -- not!
It was an under-the-weather kind of day for me. As I bundled up to head to the barn, I said to my husband, "please, no babies tonite -- it is soooo cold". Upon entry to the foaling Street Wheeling lay resting, Frances G eating, Smokin Nails playing with her newborn, Austin peering across at Malibu. Austin's expression said it all, and there stood Malibu in the position I know so well. Two front feet and a nose, always a relief to start in the right position...all-in-all it was an easy delivery. Malibu, now 17, was really spent for a good hour afterwards. This was a bit surprising as she is a very active mare in good shape. With blessings and luck in another three years our boy will be a star among his peers like his classic-winning Daddy. So I hope, so I dream -- here is UR newest addition....at about 45 minutes into life on planet earth!