Girls Horse Club Blog

For the Love of New Life

Published by • Mar 16th, 2009 • Category: Gift Horse

by HorseFeathers, age 16

HoganSpring is right around corner at the barn, and with it new life. On March 6, 2009, a sturdy and rambunctious Quarter Horse colt came kicking into the world. Being one of the healthiest and strongest colts born to the farm, he was stable named Hogan after the actor who played Hawk.

Now a week old, Hogan is kicking up his heels and sprinting around the arena after his ever-patient mother. Just the other day when we put his mother, Jesse, back into her stall Hogan refused to follow. The ornery little bloke just would not submit to being brought in! We finally had to bribe him by meeting his mother and making him follow.

HoganIn a couple weeks, our gray Mare is supposed to be due for foaling, but she does not seem in a hurry. We have a video camera set up in the corner of the foaling stall because most births occur in the evening or at night. I tell you it is a lifetime experience to watch as the colt’s front legs come out and then its head, followed by the rest of the body. It is amazing to see God’s creation, a perfect image of a little horse. As long as it takes the mares to birth, you cannot even begin to imagine how much struggle and patience is involved.

Do not take life for granted. Make each and every day special with those you care about. Spring has sprung and the work springs up like weeds with it. Up next, shedding season… oh, the joy of brushing mounds of horsehair.

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  1. Oh I love what you did with the pics Leadmare! Thanks soo much
    ~HF

  2. I love spring!!!! Its sooo exciting! I love watching the newborns take their first look around at the new world! Lambing season has started as well as calving but foaling is the best out of all the animal babies! Its unexplainable! although you did a wonderful job,HorseFeathers!
    *La-la-la! Spring is in the air!* :D

  3. And Hogan is ADORABLE! You’ll have to draw him for the gallery!
    Cheers!~Salina

  4. HorseFeathers, that was a great blog! We better enjoy every day we have, because we never know what’s around the corner. Only God knows what is going to happen. Life is such a gift.

  5. I definitely treasure each day of my life. Some more than others, but all of them are important to me. :)

    Great job! You write well, HorseFeathers.
    mustangmane

  6. AWESOME! I have always wanted to see a foal birth! Mr. Darcy, that’s my colt, he was a real surprise, one afternoon he just popped up into the pasture(not literally, of course)!

  7. Thank you kindly everyone. Yeah Salina ill start drawing him in a little bit. =0)
    ~HF

  8. HorseFeathers, this is blog #4 blogs as a guest blogger. A spot has opened on the roster and you’re first in line so let us know if you’re interested in being a JB. Thanks for sharing your writing and art talent at GHC!

  9. Yay, HorseFeathers!!!!!!!! Congratualations on becoming a JB! As you would say, “That’s champion!”

  10. Thank you very much I would love to be a JB! Hook me up. =0)
    ~HF

  11. I think horses are one of Gods greatest creations . Horses are so beautiful like Hogan .
    Thank you for writing this story!

  12. Awwwwwwwwwwwww! Such a lovely colt! I wish he was mine! Awesome Job!!!!!!!!!

  13. lol thanks Eastern Cowgirl…. he’s not mine either.. we breed em, raise em, and sell them to good famlies. Its sad to see them leave but its always fun to look foward to future foalings.
    ~HF

  14. Congrats on becoming a JB. You are a very talented person. I love how all of your blogs have a beautiful meaning to them. *applause* =) Oh yes…Hogan is so cute!! Thanks again for making me think. =)