At 3:05am on Tuesday June 8, Sweet Adelaide, our 9yo 17h oldenburg mare, had her very first foal, a filly by Nightfall. Both mother and filly are doing well and had a textbook foaling. We’re so excited for her arrival! She is, of course, dark bay. She does have one right hind sock. The filly is a textbook Ryan foal…. Short coupled and well balanced with a fabulous hip and a gorgeous dished face. Like all the Ryan babies, she came out kicking, and stood before her dam.
The funny thing is that Addy wasn’t showing signs yet, as maiden mares are sometimes hard to predict. So while she was still 20 days to her foaling date, I was awake all night foal watching, but I was watching the OTHER two mares, as they look set to go at any minute, and Addy looked like she still had forever left to go! I’m glad I was awake!
Two foals down, two to go!