Introducing Rue!!

 

IMG_8458cr

This morning our group had the great joy and privilege of discovering the most recent Pryor foal. Sometime on July 16th, Jacinta gave birth to a sturdy foal. Baby is already showing dun factor stripes, and has a big blaze, just like mum!

IMG_8480cr
Family photo!

At the beginning of the summer I had mentioned to Sandy that I would like to name a Jacinta foal “Rue.” We both adored the name, and have often questioned throughout our trips just exactly when little Rue would finally introduce him or herself! I picked the name to tie in with the plant theme of Jacinta (a flower), and her dam Rosebud. I am so thrilled to finally have the opportunity to discover and name a Pryor foal!!

IMG_8527cr
I can’t get over how cute he is!!

It’s hard to put into words just how excited Sandy and I were this morning. As we hadn’t seen Garay’s band the previous day, we had our suspicions that Jacinta may have foaled. But I have to admit it didn’t seem likely that we would find a new baby with so few born this year.

IMG_8521cr
Still working out those new legs!

IMG_8502cr

As though Jacinta had planned to show off little Rue, Garay’s band made their way towards our campsite where we had just finished eating breakfast in the company of Gringo and Tecumseh’s family. Jacinta absolutely dotes on the new foal, and is a very protective mother (no surprise there, here is a recap of full-sibling Patriot’s dramatic birth day). She is a diligent mother, and both mum and baby look fantastic!

IMG_8514cr
Jacinta is a doting mother!

We believe that Rue is a colt, though of course we were at quite a distance and unable to confirm. I cannot wait to watch Rue grow and develop in his beautiful mountain home.

IMG_8509cr

IMG_8507cr
Bath time!

Welcome to the world little Rue!! ❤

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Introducing Rue!!

  1. I’m glad you got to name Jacinta’s little one! I’ve been wondering about the fact that so few foals have been born in the last two years as well – it seems as though a number of younger mares just aren’t conceiving in their no-PZP window, which is a little concerning. How many of the J cohort have had foals, do you know?

    Like

    1. It certainly is concerning 😦 Of the “J” cohort left on the range, only Jewel and Jacinta have ever foaled. Jewel’s only offspring was removed in 2015; that offspring was born outside of the no- PZP window.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s