The Lord loves to show us miracles. Last Sunday morning was just that. We received a phone call from a neighbor about 6 am. His wife and daughter were at a horse show, so caretaker of the 5 or so horses at the farm. One of their boarders had a Quarter Horse mare in foal in the back pasture. She wasn’t due for another month. He awoke to their dog frantically wanting outside, so he let her out and went to get the morning chores in motion. He noticed the mare down the fence at the back of the pasture, where it meets the woods then drops down into a ravine. He walked out as she was pacing and calling out, as if there was another horse in the woods. He arrived to find she had given birth right at the fence, which happens to seven strands of high tensile wire, not barbed or electric. Suddenly, the foal cried out. It was out there someplace in the woods!
He phoned us to see if we could help find the foal. We drove over and he called out from behind the house in the woods. We met him and he had a beautiful brown filly in his arms. Apparrently, after she was born she rolled under the fence. When she stood up, she was on the wrong side, which also slopes heavily to the bottom of the ravine. The ligh was probably not good at the time, and in her struggle to get out she crawled up the other side and ended up behind the house. We started to carry her, but it was going to be quite a distance to get around the ravine, down the drive to the barn. We decided to guide her, so the neighbor guided her back while I gently held and rubbed her neck. My husband worked gates and moved branches. Finally, we were back in the pasture. She called to Mom, who came running full speed. Miraculously, she did not have a scratch on her! Thank you Lord! The vet came out and did all the checks and there is now a new, healthy subject to paint. Some photos have already been taken, more on the way, I’m sure. Drawing, pastels, or should I try acrylics?