Little Hank was born on Oaks Day, May 3th, early in the morning. Even though he’s just four days old, he thinks he run’s the roost around here…and he sorta does. He is our first full Quarter Horse baby to be born here, and I think I could easily say we were anxiously awaiting his arrival.
(Here’s a little background for those of you who aren’t as familiar with our horse operation. For several years we have bred, raised, and trained Appaloosa horses at Just a Whittle Farm. Appaloosas are known for their spots, pattern varieties, and unique markings. To be registered with the Appaloosa Horse Club, they have to have three of four characteristics: some kind of coat pattern or spots, white sclera around the eye, striped hooves, and/or mottled skin. This can make things a little difficult and aggravating when you have a full bred Appaloosa foal that’s born solid. Hank, however, doesn’t present this challenge.)
Needless to say, Hank was born to spin and slide.
He already has quite a personality, is very friendly, and loves to be scratched.
In an effort to not blow up my non-horsey Facebook friends’ news feeds with lots of baby pictures and videos, I’ll periodically post updates about Hank as he grows up here on my blog.