Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Tiny hoofbeats.

Here he is :D Little Padraig with his Mama Nonie :D I'm so proud of Nonie and Merlin for producing such a little bundle of gorgeousness :D Nonie is a fabulous mare and is so watchful over her baby.



He's very open and curious and is already loving attention, which is a typical Eriskay trait.


His coat is so soft and wavy and glowing with health.


A little smile for the camera and aching cheeks from me as I don't think I stopped grinning the whole time I was there. A very proud moment for me.


Paintings on their way, but first I have to go and spoil the Merlin as he deserves it :D

13 comments:

Captain Shagrat said...

Happy happy days congratulations all round me thinks

renilde said...

Cute,cute! beautiful little one!
Mother and father have such a white fur and he is so dark, will that become lighter when he grows up? (i don't know much about horses )x

Yarrow said...

Thank you CS, we did celebrate, haha.
Renilde, most white horses start out black and then get whiter, or technically speaking, greyer as they age. The Eriskays usually turn grey or white within a year or two depending on their parents. Merlin was pure white by one year old, but goes dark each Winter!

mentalmulch said...

So beautiful! Congrats to you. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Have a wonderful day.

pattypan.2 said...

Aw - he is gorgeous - so is his mum. There's nothing nicer than having young foals or fillies around they are so curious. You enjoy as you deserve too for all the effort that you put in with his Lordship.

Look forward to seeing the Art work

Take care

Pattypan
xx

Yarrow said...

Thank you MM and PP, I'm still smiling today :D

rossichka said...

Oh, yes, Daddy Merlin deserves to be spoiled!:0)
His baby boy is so sweet! These are joys and thrills I will never know, but I'm feeling a part of your joy through your post and photos. Thank you for sharing, Kimberley!
Have you noticed Padraig's shadow?
P.S. You are such a beautiful couple with Merlin!:))))

Tammie Lee said...

oh my goodness, so very cute. so much joy with a youngster like that.

Yarrow said...

Thank you Rossichka, I think Padraig's shadow is very lovely and also something you could make a paper cut from!!! Merlin is very mellow about the whole affair, haha!

Thank you Tammie, he's very shy, but in time I hope to get a cuddle :D

Kim said...

Oh my! Oh my oh my oh my! That may well be the cutesy foal ever! Merlin, you done good! Give him a scratch for his biggest fan this side of the pond.....

Yarrow said...

Thank you darling Kim, I will and an extra apple.x

Bovey Belle said...

What a poppet he is! He looks wee enough to pick up and cuddle. You are obviously SO HAPPY now he's arrived!

Yarrow said...

I am BB, he's so lovely and I'll be visiting him a lot :D