Posts Tagged ‘foal’

Last year ERF re-homed a lovely chestnut mare called Mavis to a family in the Charente. There was always a possibility that she could be pregnant as she had lived in a field with a Spanish colt. The vet scanned her in December and said that she wasn’t pregnant….but she kept getting bigger and bigger! They got the vet out again who performed an internal examination a couple of weeks ago and said “yes she was pregnant” and had about 4 months to go.

Mavis was looking rather bloated, to say the least, so we were delighted to hear that last Wednesday had given birth to a very beautiful colt foal.

Congratulations Mavis and your new baby boy!!



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The stork has visited again!!

In the early hours of Monday morning we welcomed into the world Sunrise’s beautiful new filly foal!

Sunrise and foal 6hrs old


Sunrise was rescued by Kathryn & Jon Dobson from the mushroom farm that shut down last year, which saw many of its horses sent for meat before we could intervene and help to save the remaining lucky ones. She came with a foal at foot and was pregnant again….this meant that the only abattoir for her would have been an Italian one.

Sunrise is being a very good and protective mother and her lovely little filly looks just like her with a big white star on her forehead.


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