How gorgeous. Clever mum and what a lovely surprise for you.
This happened to my horses girlfriend. They were both rescued near to death and vet thought euthanasia was the only option. A volunteer friend who had a farm asked to be allowed to give them both a chance. A few months later, she walked into the field to discover a little cob foal. My lad was absolutely besotted with his little daughter. Both he and the filly went on to be County showing champions.
I remember when my mare foaled - i knew it was going to happen but the day it finally did, and never having been around a foal before, i was shocked by my own reaction....it was cuteness overload and i was almost in tears as im squealing taking a video “ my horse has had a bayyyybeeeee, oooohhhhhhh loooook! “ 😂😁
That's lovely - I've been the first on the yard when a foal was born (also BOGOF but we knew by then) and it was such a privilege. He's a strapping 5yo now and his baby photos pop up on my FB timeline every year and I tell him I was the first human you ever saw. Pretty sure he can't remember and couldn't care less!!!