The “Special K’s” and Some more New Foals

Last May as Bill and I were heading down Burnt Timber Road.  We came across Grijala and his new band.  You can read that post by clicking on MAY.  By the time I saw Grijala again in mid-June, Grijala had: Kachina, Kindra, Kohl, Kachina, Katrina, Kalahari and Quelle Colour.  Kachina, Kalahari and Katrina would be removed by the bait trapping the end of July, beginning of August.

Katchina, Kohl and Katrina Katchina, Kohl and Katrina, May 2012


Grijala with Kachina and Kalahari Grijala with Kachina and Kalahari, July 2012


I named these girls the “Special K’s”, because it seemed Grijala only want to have “K” girls.  (Quelle Colour sounds like a k).

My friend Maria from Bulgaria has an amazing sense about her.  She can always seem to sense or see if a horse is pregnant when many of us cannot.

This morning she emailed me and said:

“Last night as I was looking some photos of the adopted horses on TCF site I saw pic of Katrina and I think she could be pregnant but I couldn’t find if her owner has facebook  I thought you may know her.”

Yes, I knew her.  We had talked via email after she adopted Katrina and I gave her several shots of Katrina in the wild.

She emailed me right back and said:

Funny you should ask.  Just this morning Swallow (Katrina) had a baby girl.  We have been out with them all day and we still haven’t gotten her to nurse yet, so we are following the vets advice and milking mom and feeding her out of a bucket for now.  She wants to nurse, but they just don’t seem to have figured it out yet.
Thanks for asking.”
Katrina, July 2012 Katrina, July 2012


Katrina (Swallow) and her new foal, April 3, 2013 Katrina (Swallow) and her new foal, April 3, 2013
Katrina's (Swallow) new foal Katrina’s (Swallow) new foal


That made me think about another horse that Maria was certain was pregnant at the time of the adoption last September.  Kachina.
Kachina, June 18, 2012 Kachina, June 18, 2012

So I emailed to see how she was.  This is what I learned:

” hi, yes she is. she looks to be 2 or 3 weeks away yet. sure is big though.”

She has promised to send me photos,  I will be sure to post them when I receive them!

The sire of both these foals is most likely Grijala.

Grijala, July 30, 2012 Grijala, July 30, 2012
Grijala Grijala watches his Special K’s get removed.

I wonder how many other “K” girls will foal.


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