Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Yippee, Yippee!!!!

Ruth's foal, Ford E., (I'll explain the E in a minute) is nursing from his mama....after 4 1/2 long days!!!
He is doing well, even trotting & bucking around the stall. We tried to tell him he'd be much happier getting his milk directly from the nozzle! Dr. Linda wanted me to explain why the foal's name is Ford E. Ford E. was named Ford because his face looks like a Hereford cow with all the white. The E. is for Elise, Eve, Elmer & Emmett. A couple of those listed are known for their stubborness!!.....this stubborness has resulted in the little bugger nursing! For those interested, the Clydesdale breed originated from the Lanarkshire district of Scotland. It was developed in the early nineteenth century and is one of the five major draft breeds now found in the US. The other draft breeds include Belgians, Percherons, Shires and Suffolks. Clydesdales are typically bay with four white stockings with "feather" (the white hair on their lower legs) and a wide white stripe on the forehead. As you can see, Ford E. is an overachiever when it comes to the white on his face!! Many thanks for all those who helped with Ford!


  1. The top picture should be rated
    PG-13...graphic. The blog idea was great boss...keep up the good work!

  2. Wonderful post. Love it! - Emmett's Mom & Dad