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Well, we haven’t decided on a name yet. But it’s a boy!
Halal’s Flame Prince
“Flame Prince” is a great Southern peach variety that fits his color and also references some local forest fires we experienced while Peaches was in foal.
We’ll call him Prince, which fits his quietly regal bearing. Thank you all so much for your great suggestions!
Yep, we have a new foal! Unfortunately this one was born two weeks ago while I was gone on a choir tour so I couldn’t see him until he was a week old already! He came with no problems, and Peaches, his mama, is doing a great job with him. Even though this is her first baby, she’s handling the experience like an old pro.
I think it’s so interesting to observe the differences between this little guy and Smokey, our foal that was born a few months ago. From the beginning, Smokey was a precocious little thing! He knew what he wanted and he wasn’t scared to ask for it – or just plain demand it! The new colt shares Smokey’s confidence, but in a more subdued, genteel fashion. He’s much less in-your-face about life. That being said, he’s very curious and has no problem walking right up to you to check you (or your camera!) out. I think he’s a nice balance. My sister Katelyn prefers horses with more attitude (hmmm…I wonder why…haha), so she and Smokey have developed a unique bond.
This is how you lie down to take a nap. First, look for the perfect spot.
Next, bend both knees.
Nope, this spot isn’t quite right after all.
Let me keep looking.
Found a better spot in Mom’s shadow!
Haha…mama has flies on her face and is shaking them off.
As I said, we haven’t decided on a name for this cute little guy yet. We’d like to incorporate the dame’s name – Peaches – into the foal’s name somehow, especially because of our family history with peaches. (My grandparents truck South Carolina peaches up to Holmes County, OH, every summer, and I’ve worked at their retail stand numerous times so we’re all pretty familiar with peach jargon.) We think that it would be neat to name the new colt after a peach variety, but there are lots to choose from and we want something that fits his personality and coloring. Hashing over options at the dinner table has become a normal activity in our house, but we just can’t agree on the same peach variety! If you have any name suggestions, please comment below!
Little Man is either a bay or a red chocolate. I’m guessing the latter because his mane and tail aren’t black, but we’ll find out for sure when we get him color tested or when his foal coat sheds out next spring, whichever happens first.
This colt is by our stallion Rocky Mountain Man, who is a direct son of one of the Rocky Mountain Horse foundation sires, Sewell’s Sam. He is out of Sweetwater’s Peaches & Crème who is of Buddy Roe and Magnum decent.
Peaches is a little muddy! Sometimes the horses like to roll in the creek to cool off.
Watcha got there? Can I see the picture? Pretty please?
Mmm…salt blocks are good.
I guess we need to teach him not to eat with his elbows on the table…er…hooves on the salt block. 😛