Here I Am, This is Me Apr 13, 2009 7:46:05 GMT -6
Post by <Amy> on Apr 13, 2009 7:46:05 GMT -6
Ashton Sinclair && Peaceful Dove && Point of No Return
Ashton paced, just as restless as her mare in the birthing stall. The mare, tall and elegant, had a swollen belly because she was pregnant. It had been a last ditch attempt to get her dad to let her keep Peaceful Dove but as of now wasn't working. Still, when she sold Dove, at least she wouldn't loose all of her. Sighing, Ashton went to the stall door, looking in to see her cremello mare still pacing and restless, snorting noisily. The mare's pink eyes flickered to Ashton and then away as she began to lay down in the back of the stall. Two minutes later the mare was on her feet again. Three minutes and she was down again.
"Come on girl, you can do it" Ashton murmured, brushing her heavy red hair out of her face.
In reply, Dove just snorted and swished her tail, still laying down. Her breathing became heavier, more forced until Ash could see the muscles working to push the extra hundred pounds of weight out of the mare. Her hands on the stall door clenched until she was white-knuckled, worrying her lip while she watched her mare struggle with the birthing. Ashton didn't go into the stall because she knew the potential dangers of doing so to both the mare and foal.
So, the teen reluctantly kept a distance between herself and her mare until...the hooves appeared. Like a dog that had caught the scent, Ashton straightened up, coiled like a spring ready to be sprung.
"Come on Dove, come on" Ash murmured to the mare.
The mare snorted and whinnied though in the past she had been a fairly quiet birthing mare. Finally, with one last push the foal was forced out of Dove and into the world. Ashton released a breath she didn't realize she'd been holding when Dove turned and began to clean the newborn and a grin started to spread over Ashton's face.