New Forest foal archive lets me share with you past photos and experiences I have enjoyed as each years New Forest ponies are born. A wonderful treat for me to enjoy.
Welcome to my New ForestFoal Archive - I hope you enjoy my pictures of the new arrivals?
We have been really excited over the last few days, the first New Forest foal has been born in the area we live in. As you will see by the gallery photos he is really beautiful.
It's really important to never approach or try to touch or feed any of the New Forest ponies.
They are used to living without human contact and you will endanger yourself and also may risk a very dangerous accident happening if you do try to touch them. Please always treat them with care and respect.. Thank you.
This New Forest foal, once on his feet can actually scratch his ear with his little hoof! This little chap is a real beauty.
We realised this New Forest foal was on his way. We saw the mares tummy was getting bigger by the day and so it looked like it might not be too long before the eventful day would arrive.
What a surprise! The real give away sign was that her teats were enlarged - a sure sign that birth was imminent - and it was. Each day I discover another New Forest foal has been born, they are all so beautiful and very vulnerable at this new born stage.
This New Forest foal isn't one I've seen very much - but still a lovely sight? They are a bit like little rocking horses. Their little manes are short and curly and so are their tails too!
A curious little New Forest foal who I nicknamed "Ziggy" for obvious reasons - look at her blaze
This New Forest foal decided he had an itch. This little sapling was going to solve his problem.
This New Forest foal is quite weak at the moment. Sometimes their legs look too bent and so after lots of good milk, plenty of rest in a few days everything should be ironed out! I wonder if they will survive when I first see them.
New Forest foals soon become very curious about life. This lovely New Forest foal was amongst the gorse and bushes with Mum keeping an eye out for her new foal. Just a few hours old and still a bit crumpled up!
They always look very gangly for the first couple of days.
This New Forest foal Laddie has grown very quickly. His mother looks after him very well, always produces beautiful, strong foals and spends the entire time she is awake eating! it pays off though.