The signs of spring are finally here and to celebrate the start of the new season, Horse & Hound asked you to send in pictures of your foals. We were inundated with adorable photographs of youngsters of all shapes and sizes — many thanks to those that sent in pictures.
Here is our selection of these fluffy-eared, long-legged equines, who are sure to brighten your day, whether or not the sun is shining.
Pictured is Madame Latina SR and her foal Noah SR.
“Noah SR is very brave and cheeky,” said Sammy Render. “He loves to follow us round to see what we are up to and grab anything we are working with in his mouth to see if he can help.”
Here is Welsh sec A foal Illeybrook Invictus.
His owner said: “As you can see from his photo he is a very cheeky boy, he loves people and is into everything. He is very sweet and brave.”
Here is Joey who was born in June last year.
“He has a wonderful cheeky and affectionate personality,” said Kat Ferry. “He has a job to do though and takes it seriously. We have a summer riding camp for children and the kids learn to handle youngstock, teach them to lead, be groomed, loaded and turned out.
“Not only does he love the kids, he also loves the other farm animals too — cats, dogs, goats, and chickens.”
This is Montana. His mother was half Arabian and he was born last December.
“Daisy was born last May,” said Sara Jane Lowe. “I lived in Norway and as my fell pony was getting older I wanted another horse. After a bit of research I found out that this breed share the same ancestors as our northern native breeds.
“I intend to compete in trec and join a riding club. As a breed they are known for their kind calm temperaments.
“She was born a month early — a week after I arrived back in the UK. Here she is about five hours old I was worried about her legs but they strengthened just fine. She is three months old in the second picture.”
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This is Lexi or Sovereign Dignity.
“She was my jumping mare’s first foal,” said Jen French. “She is now three years old. She is very docile and kind. I am looking forward to breaking her myself this summer.”
“She is so friendly, loving and affectionate. She loves attention and being brushed.”
Million Dollar Baby
Pictured is surprise foal Million Dollar Baby.
“Here is a picture of my surprise foal out of my Welsh section C mare Abbeylodge Blaze,” said Gemma Cahill. “Her previous owners told me she was overweight and two weeks later along comes a foal. She is a typical girl, feisty and loves attention.”
This is Alfie (SCS Avalon) by Ampére (Rousseau x Flemmingh) out of Linguistic (Lingh x Metall). He is a premium Oldenburg colt.
His owner Jenny Connor said: “He’s a cracking little colt and very easy to handle.”
Kuchina Johnson said: “In the first photo she is just four hours old with her mum telling her to get up. We brought her out in the sun as the vet said to get her outside. The second is her first time standing.
“She is as bold as brass. We call her Million Dollar Bill. We are not getting much work done as she wants to play and is so cute.”