I am falling behind on my tackmaking, so I decided not to ride yesterday. Instead, I headed to the barn, with camera in hand, thinking I'd work Mystyc in the round pen, take a few photos and call it good.
That plan lasted all of two minutes.
I'd barely stepped out of my car when one of my friends saw me and said, "Sacred's having her baby right now."
I sprinted to the barn, and discovered that Sacred had, in fact, just had her baby.He was still wet but determined to get to his feet.
That's not going to work!
Before he stood up, Sarah gave us all a chance to touch his soft little baby feet.
With a little help...
he got the legs mostly under control.It took him a lot longer to figure out how to nurse...
but eventually, he got that done, too.
When all the new baby milestones were complete, he lay down for his first big nap.
I cannot lie--I wanted to lie down next to him and spoon him.
Seriously. Have you ever seen anything this cute?
We took turns taking pictures with him.
and then let him have some time alone with his mama.
All told, my "short barn day" ended up running well over the four hour mark.
I really do need to work on that bridle today, but first, I'm going to make a quick trip to the barn.