At 3:12 my alarm had gone off as it had done every 2 and a bit hours, for the last few nights. I blurry-eyed found my phone and dozily searched for my remote video camera app.
Finally it loaded up and I sit bolt upright. The night vision isn’t very clear but the sound from the camer makes up for it. She’s groaning. I know my mare has done this before but she really sounds different tonight. Then I can see she’s lying flat out, legs stretched. Is it actually time?!
I quickly find my friend’s number. She doesn’t pick up. Maybe it’s just another false alarm. I message her….
15 minutes later I’m driving through the quieter streets on south London. Still in some shock. I’m trying not to speed and think of reasonable excuses for if I get pulled over.
I’m so excited!
40 minutes later, still in my pyjamas, I walk round the corner at the yard. There on the floor is my new born foal!