Morning feeding: All the horses around the barn where a little excitable this morning. They all had a very interesting night. One of our mares foaled last night. Phil could not see the event from his pen, but he felt the excitement from all the other horses.
I led Phil to the pasture to see the new foal. This was a great opportunity to once again practice haltering, leading, going through gates, and exposing Phil to a new situation. You may think horses recognize foals as their own kind, however it is amazing to see the reaction of a horse that has not been exposed to foals become frightened. Phil was absolutely mesmerized by the filly. It was interesting to see Momma tell Phil to back off from across the paddock.
Evening feeding: uneventful