I had a lovely day out at the barn today and a fun ride. I took some more reference pictures and added them to my reference gallery.
Now that the horse’s have their summer coats it’s easier to take pictures of the hair growth patterns. I took some of Alice’s whorls and one from Cochise’s back to catch the way the hairs go along the spine and down the hindquarters.
Alice is extra fun to photograph because she is really showing the pregnancy now. She’s due in about 2-3 weeks, and has become quite wide. She’s always been the most agile little cat, but now she’s a bit more lumbering, and I hear she can’t roll all the way over. But there’s definitely a little horse inside her! You can feel it kick.
Of course, we’re all very excited for Alice’s foal. She hasn’t been color tested and has some of that funny appy bronzing, but we believe she’s actually a buckskin. Similarly, she’s probably a homozygous appaloosa (meaning she’ll pass on a gene to the foal) but we’re not positive. Dad is a palomino Welsh, so there are some exciting potential color combos! And really, with parents like these the foal will be gorgeous no matter what. I can’t wait to see what we get!