The bond between brother and sister is always sacred. As sacred as it is for mother and children. It may just take them a bit longer to realize this bond, but with time, this is a lesson that isn’t best when rushed. Yet this mother really does have some beautiful children and man when you see them you will be left breathless. I know I was sure speechless by the beautiful babes!
In much of the animal kingdom, multiple births are quite normal. A cat, for example, might typically have four kittens in her litter. There are breeds of dogs that frequently have ten puppies in one go. Even for humans, who generally have only one baby at a time, twins are not a rarity.
But with horses, it’s a very different story. A mare’s anatomy really isn’t able to accommodate more than one foal and not surprisingly, nature arranges things for horses such that it’s almost always one baby at a time.
It’s quite unusual for a mare to be carrying twins and what’s flat-out rare is when everything goes well, with mom and both kids healthy and happy. In this case, it’s a special treat: a handsome and mighty draft horse gave birth to a pair of adorable foals.
The horses in question are Friesians, also known as Belgian blacks (even though Friesia is a long way away, in northern Holland). The breed dates back at least to the middle ages and Friesians were once highly prized war horses, being both large and strong enough to carry a knight clad in heavy armor. These days, Friesians are a lot more likely to be found at a dressage event or on a movie set than on a battlefield.