Ok - more Rip updates are coming! I'm going back in time here to keep things sort of chronological where I can.
Rip was born on Jan 17 and we were able to see him the same day, at about 3hrs old. Our next visit was on Jan 21, which put him at 5 days old. There was certainly a difference in just a few days. It is kind of mind boggling how fast foals grow and develop.
Most of my pics are just of him and Mom in the stall at this point. The barn owner did start turning Mom and foal out in the arena for a few minutes a day later that same week.
|Eating is good...|
|He is curious and friendly, but only if Mom is there to hide behind if things get to be too much!|
After we were there for a while, he got to be a bit more brave. He would come over for a sniff and let me scratch him all over. I sort of fell in love that day. Lol
And of course, it didn't take long before he needed a nap. So cute. The cuteness overload was almost too much to take! Lol. As much as I was ga-ga over the cuteness, this experience has shown me how much work mares and foals are. I mean, horses are a lot of work - we all know that - but a mare and foal is a bit on a different level, I have discovered these past few weeks.
|Ready for a nap|
What a better way to rest with Mom standing guard. Mom's side eye game is next level too. ;-)
A few days later, the barn owner sent me a video of the two of them out in the arena.
More to come this week as I get my pictures and video organized!!!