Cantalucia and Alférez - 25 Oct 2016
Bandera had a colt foal on 23rd May 2015. The foal was born in the field at about 10:30 in the morning. We saw the new foal from the kitchen window and I took a short video of him standing for the first time.
Foals weaned and living happily together. Now they are looking for lovely new homes.
Bandera’s colt foal has been given the name Alférez.
Alférez means ensign in Spanish this is a nod to Bandera which means flag in Spanish.
According to wikipidea:
In medieval Iberia, an alférez was a high-ranking official in the household of a king or magnate. The term is derived from the Arabic “al-fāris”, meaning “horseman” or “cavalier”.
Bandera had a colt foal this morning. He is bay now but who knows what colour he will end up. He was born in the field but is now tucked up in stable with a straw bed.
Bandera had a colt foal on the 5th May. We have named him Bartilo. He has a dorsal stripe so he might be dun but will probably go grey. He will be registered as a PRE.
As Reyes will be off soon, we have been doing some loading practice. The 1st day he had a good look but could not be persuaded to go up the ramp. The 2nd day we coaxed him up by lifting his foot on the ramp. The 3rd day he was leading in behind his mum, no trouble.
We parked the lorry facing downhill as our lorry has a steep ramp.
Reyes had his feet trimmed by the farrier last week. He was a bit of pickle and needed holding to keep him still.
We have done a bit more training, picking his feet up daily and as you can see he is now very relaxed about the whole thing.