Since the day we purchased
Meggie Mae, we have anxiously awaited the arrival of this baby. Nothing could disappoint
us with Sunset Acres Racer, being the sire, and Meggie Mae, the dam.
not long before Joe arrived home, this little fellow pushed his way into this world and
into our hearts. There was absolutely no doubt he was a special jack. It did not take him
long to get his legs under him before he was up running around his stall letting us know
that he was here to show everyone he was the one in charge.
wears his gene pool as a well fitting, decorated uniform. With his stout conformation, straight
legs, alert head, and black shiny coat, this SMALL package of energy was commanding complete
attention. Our comments were, “wow, oh my gosh, what a beauty, look how tiny and straight,
don’t see a cross, gorgeous head, spitting image of his mother, now he is really something
special, truly herd sire material, can’t wait for Joe to get home and see this one.” When
Joe finally got home he came straight to the stall to get his first look at this boy that
had caused so much commotion in the barn. He quickly confirmed every comment as Badlands
ran straight to him wagging his tail with excitement, jumping and snuggling, and welcoming
Joe to his stall.
The very next morning Badlands and Meggie were turned out of
that stall to explore the rest of the nursery and introduce himself to the other mom’s and
babies. No doubt he was on a mission the way he let them know he wanted to be in charge
of “the troops”.
***Marauder : a renegade soldier
if you want to see a video of the live birth. Thank you to fellow marestarer, Donna Greenlee,
for taking the video.