Finally..... HE's HERE!!! My mare, Britches, finally had her foal!!! His name is Levi. He is a beautiful bay Thoroughbred with a star & stripe on his face. He is extremely tall even for this breed of horse. He was born on June 17th at 7 am. I checked her the evening before & she was producing milk so I expected it would be that evening or early the next morning. I opted to not stay out all night because I really think they are more comfortable having them alone without the stress of anyone there. So, Wednesday morning we got to the barn about 7:15-20 & he was just starting to stand up. He was still gooey & seemed to be quite well. He had not nursed or anything at this point. I was beside myself with excitement. Britches was very calm & let us put our hands all over him so he would know our smell. We touched his face, ears, legs, feet hiney.... etc to get him acquainted with us. We will continue doing the handling with him so he is used to being messed with my people but for the most part we're going to just let him bond with momma. He's amazing & starting to show personality. I can't wait to see how he blossoms over the next few weeks. Enjoy the pictures!!