A Case of Mistaken Identity

Please login

No account yet? Register


It was early evening, about eight or nine hours after the new colt had been born, and Tabitha and I were waiting at the barn for Dr. Friend’s arrival. This would be his fourth visit in the past three weeks–he had seen Jo’s Magic when she was born and on her second day of life, and then again just before she turned two weeks old. Today, he was coming to do a routine first-day exam of Brush Back and her new foal.

The new colt

Another bay foal with a white star–but this one’s only a couple of hours old.

The little pen where Jo and Hermione spent so much time is right at the front of the barn, and is the first thing farm visitors see as they get out of their cars. It’s a convenient place to keep horses when they need to be easily accessible, but when being outdoors is preferable to being stalled–and is perfect for turning out a mare for her first few days with a new foal

Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.

TheHorse.com is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to access some of our exclusive free content, you must be signed into TheHorse.com.

Start your free account today!

Already have an account?
and continue reading.


Written by:

Related Articles

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Sponsored Content

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

How do you prevent gastric ulcers in horses? Please check all that apply.
159 votes · 373 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Register for a FREE account here.

Need to update your account?

You need to be logged in to fill out this form

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!