||Five years old|
||American Paint Horse|
is my horse, Kola, and her new baby boy born at 2 am on 4/08/99.
Kola is a five-year-old American Paint Horse and her colt, Charger.
Kola & the little one live in Alabama. My Kola, which means
friend with whom you would face many encircling enemies, has been an
absolute god-send for me. I found her in November of last year &
fell in love. That she was bred was a double blessing, because last
summer, I lost my first mare, Sierra, to colic & she was also
pregnant at the time. Kola & I quickly developed a bond so much
so that it feels like I have always had her. The last month has been
nerve-wracking for me, the expectant "grandparent". I have
been so worried about Kola, this was her first foal. She seemed bound
& determined not to have him while anyone was around. She picked
a two-hour window, between 1 - 3 am on Wednesday night/Thursday morning
to deliver this little gift to us. And he is perfect. Mother and son
are doing well. "Grandmother" is exhausted.
The larger picture is Kola from December, while she was pregnant. I
love to ride her - and look forward to starting back as soon as
Charger is big enough to tag along, shouldn't be too long. She is a
very sweet horse, who loves attention. She is a quick study &
catches on easily when I try to teach her something new. She is very
calm & not easily upset, but she still has enough spirit to make
her fun to ride. She is just the best mom! She's a little wary of the
other horses, but she lets me play with Charger all that I want. You
would never know that it is just her first baby! Kola has just been
the biggest blessing in my life!!
Find out how your pet
could be Pet of the Day.