Prepare yourselves for head-exploding cuteness …
This is Mark, full name “Makers Mark.” I took these shots several hours after he was born.
One thing I did not know about newborns is that their legs are already 2/3 of the length they will reach at adulthood. As you can see, they are nearly as long as his mama’s. It is mind-boggling how he fit inside her only a few hours earlier!
I had never seen a newborn horse. He spent much of the time sleeping, with mama closely on guard. Then he would wake up for a few moments, eat a bit, and try to walk around.
There will be many more shots of little Mark in the coming weeks!