This is one view I will miss this spring and probably next spring as well. The way a mama watches over her baby is something very incredible. I knew it from seeing the animals and their babies, but now I feel it myself with my newest. It is an amazing bond.
Etta is a lovely lady, we thought you’d like to meet her. She’s a gentle lady, and a scholar. 😉
The above picture was taken in Idaho in July of 2006 after she had had her foal. We traveled up to Idaho just outside of Montana to bring her home from a non-paying buyer. It was a long trip, especially her having a two month old colt by her side. She was a wonderful girl and really amazed me with how gentle she was. We had her in the back of a four horse trailer in a stall with her colt, and both were loose. I had no problems climbing in to offer water while her hindquarter was right up to the opening. She was lovely and really won my heart that trip. So many horses are spooky while traveling especially with a foal by their side, but Etta was placid and nice the whole time. She was easy to care for and showed her true colors.
Below is a picture of her colt Zapata when he was a yearling. A handsome fellow and a “super star” in personality.
But more on him when I introduce the foals of Mud Ranch.