Isn't Sorrel super cute! ~Declan
Adorable baby foal that stands just 50cm tall explores the great outdoors for the first time
- Sorrel, who is just 50cm tall, was born after an 11 month pregnancy
- Miniature horse was born in under a minute after her mother's waters burst in Dartmoor, Devon
This is the magical moment a newborn miniature horse explores the great outdoors for the first time - just two days after her birth.
Tiny Sorrel, who is just 50 centimetres tall, ventured out into the paddock with her five-year-old mother Bottriell Swift in Dartmoor, Devon.
Her mother gave birth unaided after a pregnancy that lasted 11 months and one week as a crowd of visitors watched at the Miniature Pony Centre.
Newborn: Miniature horse Sorrel, aged just two days, explores the outdoors for the first time in Dartmoor, Devon
Bonding with mother: Sorrel and her mum Bottriell Swift, aged five years, explore the field at the Miniature Pony Centre in Dartmoor, Devon
'Once the waters have broken it is all over very quickly. Before that you have her walking in circles and having contractions which can take a long time.
'By the time I got there she was in the final stages and the actual birth was over in around a minute.'
Sorrel will spend the next few days bonding with her mother before she is introduced to the rest of the horses at the tourist attraction.
Old hand: Miniature horse Sorrel is introduced to The Major, one of the older horses at the centre in Devon
Giant leap: Sorrel , who was born on Thursday afternoon, jumps as she explores the field
Tiny: At just 50cm tall Sorrel is currently one of the smallest horses in Britain. She is unlikely to grow to more than 100cm
Kevin Ginsberg, who runs the centre, added: 'Sorrel will be based at the centre. She will be bonding with her mother for a few months now.
'She is 50 centimetres tall which is pretty small but fairly average for a miniature horse at birth.'
Sorrel will stay in a stable for around a week and being let out in a field with her mother at night before she is introduced to the rest of the horses.
Tiny: Sorrel will join the other horses at the Miniature Pony Centre in a few days time after she is allowed to bond with her mother
Birth: Sorrel popped into the world in under a minute after her mother's waters broke
Close: Bottriel Swift, right, gave birth to her first foal, called Beatrice, a year ago
Energetic: The slight miniature horse is unlikely to grow to more than 100cm tall