Photos & Stories
Life Comes to Shackleford
Holly, an east-end
Shackleford mare; still winter-coated and pregnant in early May.
On 22 June, on an ebbed-out flat just behind Shackleford, Holly gave
birth to a new filly. The newborn baby was lying beside her mother
when we approached. While we watched, the filly stood up, walked
around her dam, and gave a big stretch. The filly's name is
few minutes later, Hardee came face to face with a young
mare in the herd ... and seemed a little startled!
decided to have lunch ... as "Master," the mahogany bay stallion
of the herd, sauntered over. The tide rises and falls every
eight hours, and at high tide, this mud flat is under two
feet of water. This filly was born on the flat, so before
she was 8 hours old, she swam behind her dam back to Shackleford.
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