vtgypsy (vtgypsy) wrote in thunderhooves,

Lieke Had a Filly!

I just wanted to let everyone know that my mare, Lieke, had a beautiful filly last night. The sire is Fridse 423. The little girl (name still pending) is strong, fiesty, and of course, gorgeous.

Everything went smoothly and quickly, and I think I may have broken a few speed records last night in my dash to drive across the great sate of Maryland. While I missed the delivery, I was there in time to see her stand and nurse for the first time.

Lieke is a wonderful first time mom, she nickered to the filly when her nose started to break the sac, and was very gentle with her. Everyone said she acted like she's done this many times before.

The trainer's wife and I are calling her "Frieske". It's a nice combination of Lieke and Fridse. I don't know if the name will stick, as the foal is not mine. For those of you who aren't in the know, I traded the foal for training for Lieke. Now the tough part begins; not getting too attached to this bundle of joy. I think Lieke and I will both be distraught when it comes time to wean.

These photos are completely unedited; I didn't have the energy to do anything other than upload them.

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