Saturday, 22 August 2015

A New Arrival!

Late on Thursday night our dog Toby started barking and fretting at the door so being inquisitive I looked out from behind the curtains and noticed that Jimmy M, the Horseman, was parked outside of our north drive.

So I said to Mrs H " I reckon that one of the mares is foaling in Johnnie's field" 
the field that adjoins our northern hedge.

Friday came and we went about our usual shopping routine and then this morning Mrs H heard Jimmy M calling her name, saying 
"Bring the camera, Bring the camera!"
So off she went camera in hand to take photos of Sheila the foal, followed shortly by my self with yet another camera.

Sheila born 20th August 2015


'Togetherness'


Feeding time


A proud and pleased Jimmy



Gently untangling her tail.


This small Clydesdale will be next to foal.

Jimmy M visits and tends to his horses every day by grooming and seeing to their well being. Here on this black mare he is carding her tail and removing the tangles before moving up to comb and oil her mane.

I will keep you informed of her foaling.


22 comments:

  1. What delightful horses and photos. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are very welcome and thank you for the comment

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  2. Ot's always such a joy to see the start of a new life like this. Beautiful. :)

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    1. Yes, they are John and very docile too which I presume is from all of the attention that Jimmy gives them.

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  4. Sheila is so beautiful :) and that is obviously one very caring owner xxxx

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    1. Aye' Jimmy knows and likes his horses Fran.
      Thanks for commenting x

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  5. Oh such great images for a rainy Sunday morning Mel. It's so good to see someone who cares for their horses too. I support the Donkey Sanctuary and their stories show that more and more people are neglecting these beautiful animals.

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    1. Am glad to cheer up your damp Devon morning Suzie :) the problem with an economic downturn: is that the animals of a family under financial pressure are usually the first to suffer.

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  6. Exquisite little foal - and lucky you to be so near to them without having the hard work of looking after them. Delightful also to see the chap looking after them so well and to see the look of joy on his face.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Pat and although we don't look after the horses we do lookout for him in case there are any disreputable folks about!

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  7. Great pictures Heron - what a beautiful foal Sheila is.The horses look really well cared for by Jimmy.

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    1. Thank you jane B. We don't call him Jimmy the Horseman for nothing you know :) xx

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  8. Oh how absolutely lovely! Looking forward to more updates on sweet Shelia.

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    1. Thank you Carol, am unable to say wether there will be further updates because Jimmy might move her closer to his home place.

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  9. Sheila made me think of 'Heavy Horses' by Jethro Tull, Heron. Please go to You Tube and give it a listen. You will like it.

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    1. Thanks Dave and by jove yes I did enjoy the music and the images too :)

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  10. Much moved by this post. My compliments and admiration to humans and horses alike.

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    1. Thank you Geo. It was great to see a new creature so young and so active you know the four legged ones :)

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  11. Oh bless!! These photos are just too beautiful! So moving to see these miracle creatures. Do let us know how Sheila is doing!

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    1. Thank you Val, they make for great neighbours and are far more interesting than cattle. The sensitivity of horses is so very different.

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