The New Forest foals pics are here for me to share with you
This little New Forest ponies foal is just a few days old. Sadly, some of these lovely little foals are no longer with us, either because they were males or have met with road accidents.
New Forest foal peeping out from Mum!
New Forest foal dozing in the sun.
Ear scratching is an option for this little New Forest foal!
Some New Forest Commoners put little Shetland ponies out on the New Forest. The foals are tiny and very, very cute!
These New Forest foals were born a few weeks apart - you can see the difference in size?
When we took these photos during April and May we would come home feeling so excited and thrilled to see them successfully born and thriving. Because the weather had been very warm and dry in March it meant they had a good start. Some years if it is extremely cold and wet when they are born some don't survive. They often get pneumonia as their foal coats aren't thick enough when born, to keep them dry or warm enough. Luckily, so far I haven't come across any that have suffered like this.
If you are thinking of coming to visit us in the beautiful New Forest National Park and want to find somewhere to stay, why not check it out first?
This little New Forest foal decided to use Mums tail to hide from the flies! Find out more about the New Forest Foals 2012 and all the ponies.
Do you have a New Forest question? I'll get you an answer - if I can!