Spring Foals at A Little Bit of Heaven!
Two foals have made themselves at home at A Little Bit of Heaven over the last few weeks, and our volunteers have been putting in extra hours to ensure that these little guys have the best care possible.
The oldest is Owl, a chestnut colt with a tiny white star on his forehead who was born on March 11th to one of our Owls Head mares. Suzy came to us pregnant and missing one eye, and LBH staff feared that her foal might be stillborn or suffer from deformities due to inbreeding. However, this spunky little man has been kicking up his heels since he arrived and shows no signs of health issues! After his birth, LBH asked the Facebook community to choose a name, and after a number of creative - and fitting - suggestions, including Miracle, Hoot, and Native American names relating to his Owls Head roots, our followers settled on Owl.
The younger is Lonestar, another chestnut colt born to Owls Head mare Jewel. Like Suzy, Jewel was already carrying her foal when she arrived at A Little Bit of Heaven, and staff and volunteers harbored concerns for her baby as well. Fortunately, Lonestar is following in his older counterpart's hoofprints and is doing well. This little colt was born on March 24th, and has already been adopted by one of our dedicated volunteers! Lonestar was named by his adoptive owners, and will remain boarded at our rehab facility until he is six months old.
Both colts and their mothers can be seen on-site at A Little Bit of Heaven (from a safe distance!), and are already undergoing socialization training.
Source: A Little Bit of Heaven, Inc.