Thursday, June 11, 2009

Still more foal pictures

Houston is the fourth and final member of the Ambleside foal class of 2009. I took these pictures of him yesterday as he enjoyed his first ever turnout in the shady confines of the indoor arena.
The rest of the foals have graduated to outdoor turnout. The weather was lovely with wispy clouds and soft even lighting. It was a perfect day to take lots and lots of pictures and that's exactly what I did. Here are some of my favorites.This first chestnut is sweet little Daisy. She has unfolded nicely in the last week and the pink skin on her face has turned grey.
She's still the friendliest foal in the group, but she's begun to develop a little bit of sass.Here she is kicking up her heels and looking just like a Hartland Jade!The other chestnut filly, Iris, is still my favorite.
She is all sass and attitutude.
There is never a quiet moment with Iris.I think she starts running everytime she sees the camera.This is my favorite Iris picture so far.
Last but not least, it's Austin.
He's the oldest of the group and it shows--what a nice, sturdy colt!Don't let the pictures of Austin and his "mama" fool you--this boy is all Arabian. His biological mother is a Muscat granddaughter who is no longer able to carry a pregnancy to term. Austin and Daisy are both the results of an embryo transfer procedure.
A rare quiet moment.
This is probably the best picture of the day.


  1. Its really nice to come in from a busy morning and find a bunch of adorable babies in my reader. The last photo of Daisy reminds me a LOT of the Hartland Jade! I also really like the head on shot of Austin.

    What camera are you using?

  2. I love the photos! Since I was just sent a new foal resin these will be great reference photos. I wish I had time to go see them in person :-)

  3. Thank you so much for posting these photos, I can see that the pangare does tend to be cool. Beautiful photos!

  4. Awww, so cute! I wish I could see them in person!

  5. Thanks everyone! I've been playing with horses for thirty years, but this is the most I've ever been around foals and I am just LOVING every moment of it! I'm afraid everyone who reads this blog even occasionally is going to see a lot more of these four.

    My camera is a Nikon D50. The lens is a Sigma my husband bought secondhand and cheap several years ago. I don't think it's anything special, but it takes good pictures when the light is right (it often isn't in Colorado--it's usually very harsh...)