E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Less wobbly on the feet

Less wobbly on the feet


The picture on the left was taken seven minutes after the foal managed to stand. You can see the foal is being cleaned by Mum while it's checking where food will come from. Instinct, and being inquisitive, nothing else.

The picture on the right was taken thirteen minutes later. Although still very wobbly the foal was no longer needing to lean on Mum quite so much. The foal's eyes are fully open, its ears are fully up and it's taking a mild interest in the surroundings, including the few people with cameras who were keeping well away so as not to disturb the little family.

By this point the mare had gradually moved about fifty yards away from the afterbirth. The foal still hasn't dried off.
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Less wobbly on the feet


The picture on the left was taken seven minutes after the foal managed to stand. You can see the foal is being cleaned by Mum while it's checking where food will come from. Instinct, and being inquisitive, nothing else.

The picture on the right was taken thirteen minutes later. Although still very wobbly the foal was no longer needing to lean on Mum quite so much. The foal's eyes are fully open, its ears are fully up and it's taking a mild interest in the surroundings, including the few people with cameras who were keeping well away so as not to disturb the little family.

By this point the mare had gradually moved about fifty yards away from the afterbirth. The foal still hasn't dried off.
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comments (18)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 21 May 2008, 00:23
It is amazing how quickly they are mobile. Of course they have to, but it is still astonishing. This is an interesting series.
The transition to independence is amazing. What an adorable pair. I particularly like the composition of the photo on the right.
Like how these showing I this work. It seems that in the photo of the left, yegüa is protecting to its small one. Then, when already it has confidence with you, you the sample!
  • Ginnie
  • back in Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 21 May 2008, 01:25
You have been privy to a miracle, Ellie!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 21 May 2008, 02:08
How quickly life of independance occurs.the photo on the right looks like they are posing for you Ellie.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 May 2008, 02:49
I can just about hear the foal's thoughts... "According to the Guide Book, the grass should be somewhere around here..."
More fine shots in this excellent series, Ellie.
You are a clever & patient photographer Ellie!
  • Aksel
  • Holiday in France
  • 21 May 2008, 07:09
I agree with red pen - the placement of the horses in the pic to the right is very nice. And again a nice and warm series you have here
Delightful and fascinating. richard
These pictures..the whole series..are sheer delight Ellie
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 May 2008, 08:01
I am always amazed how soon they get to their feet Ellie. Great capture on your partsmile
A fascinating series Ellie. I like how they show that they noticed your presence on the right picture!
I love the colour of this pair. I've been lucky enough to witness this event a few times but never with a camera.
  • FLOOG
  • 21 May 2008, 17:13
Wonderful shots. The one on the right is simply beautiful as a study.

First class
  • Astrid
  • Texel....on vacation...
  • 21 May 2008, 18:30
Its amazing how fast they that they stand steady on their feet, love this collage very much.
New life is always great to see!!
Another lovely presentation Ellie, I've just shown all three postings to my wife who thinks they are nice as well.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 May 2008, 20:41
Poor foal - won't find the teats on the hind legs - just a little higher my dear, she says. Great pictures of the happening.
Ellie, What a lovely picture.

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