Pegasus….First Days!

What a pleasure it has been to spend a little time with the newest Pryor foal Pegasus! She is the daughter of Ireland/Electra and Galaxy. Her name was chosen by Sandy Palen who was the first to report her to us. Pegasus is a constellation in the northern sky named after the winged horse, Pegasus. One day soon, Pegasus will run as if she has wings, but for now she is content to just stick close to her mom, Ireland. In fact, right now she is a perfect fit right under her mom’s belly.

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Today big sister Limerick kept herself in a protective place to help keep the foal safe. Limerick and Pegasus both share a unique face mark similar to their mother.

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The rest of the band sticks close to their newest member.

IMG_0255The foal spends much of her time eating. Ireland continues her grazing to help keep a good milk supply for her baby.

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And the foal spends a lot of time sleeping in her nice soft bed of lupine.

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The insects are pretty annoying in the summer heat, a mother’s tail does wonder to help keep the bugs off a foal.

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Ireland takes the time for a tender moment with her newest foal. At the age of 18, she has had plenty of practice raising her young. Our records show that Pegasus is Ireland’s 12th foal. Of those, four others remain on the Range today including Celt, Irial, Gaelic Princess, and Limerick.

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Welcome Pegasus to your home in the Pryor Mountains.IMG_0247

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  1. Thank you for this special family story. I had wondered how Ireland was going to handle the birth at her age and after a four-year break, but she looks great. That star and other markings on Pegasus will certainly make her easy to identify. She is quite a looker πŸ™‚ Glad you were able to spend time with her.

    • Thank you Joy! I am glad you enjoyed the story. The first few days between the mares and the foals is precious and we have been fortunate to watch Ireland and her shy protectiveness of Pegasus.

  2. Beautiful story/pics/post. Thank you so much. A series of pictures is always so nice to see. Ireland looks very good, and Pegasus is most certainly a real beauty, like her siblings before her. She looks like she is a spirited little thing, and her aging mom will probably really appreciate a little help from Limerick and the other band members in keeping up with her antics. πŸ™‚ It will be interesting to see if she has a heavy, wavy mane as she develops. I hope we will be able to observe her for a long time on the Range.

  3. Interesting how light she is on the underside…

  4. It looks like everyone is happy and healthy. I wonder if Pegasus will stay dark or roan as she gets older. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is precious! What a darling filly!! πŸ™‚ any guesses on who else will foal? I know Jacinta, Audubon and La Nina are pretty sure bets

  6. Possibly the most highly anticipated foal of the year! And she is beautiful! Her face reminds me of Breeze/Kierra. Electra is one of the best moms in the Pryors. Those sweet moments in the first few days really are so special. It’s sweet to see Limerick be protective too. I bet she will make a great mom some day.

  7. I just LOVE this series of photos, especially the one with her looking under her mother’s belly and with her mother’s tail draped across her face!


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