She Wanted To Give This Baby Horse A Hug, But She Got So Much More Than She Expected
I can't imagine getting a greeting like this from such a cute baby horse. Given how well this foal gets around, it's hard to believe it's a newborn. Unlike humans, though, horses are incredibly mobile from birth. After about 11 months of gestation, foals are born quickly with the ability to stand almost immediately. Usually, a newborn horse will make it to all fours within the first hour, trot and cantor soon after and gallop by the next day. It doesn't hurt that foals are born with disproportionately long legs that are almost 90% as long as those of an adult. Luckily, foals put on weight quickly, which helps their bodies catch up to their legs. Healthy baby horses can even gain up to three pounds a day.