Kate did a wonderful job and gave birth to a bouncing baby boy at 11:46pm on Wednesday night…. Of course, it’s been many days without a full night sleep, so I was so happy to have been asleep for 1 hour when my cell phone rang… Arrgh! True to Kate, she was sneaky and wasn’t showing many signs this evening…. Then out popped baby! True to the Ryan babies, the colt jumped right up and was already bucking me off at about 15 minutes old! He is super percocious, and is going to be a little piggy…. Most foals take most of the first night to get truly good at nursing. At 60 minutes old, this guy was pigging out, probably getting 2-3 times as much colostrum as he needed… He likes to EAT!
The colt is gorgeous, the same build that Ryan throws on every single foal. The only difference is that this one has 3 half-stockings. He also has a BIG star and a BIG snip…. Lots of bling!
Photos coming soon…. It’s 2am, so I might go nap for a minute! This should make for an interesting morning at Pony Camp tomorrow! Lots of coffee needed!
What name should we pick? This guy’s full brother from 2009 was Nightlife. Check him out LIVE in color on mare stare! (Link on the front page of the website.)