Mom: The mom’s name is Lena; She is a Registered Quarter Horse and Sunny and Angel were her first babies! She had them when she was 9 years old.
Dad: Sunny and Angel’s dad is an Arabian, making the siblings Arabian/Quarter Horse crosses.
Sunny: Lena’s first born was Sunny, male horse, also called a colt. His coat coloring is called “Bay” meaning his body is brown, and his mane, tail are black. He also has a white star on his forehead, and snip on his muzzle.
Angel: Lena’s daughter, who was born second and is a female, also called a filly. Her coat coloring is called “Chesnut” which is a reddish-brown, with a similar colored mane and tail. Her face marking is called a “blaze”, and is the most common form of horse face markings.
Lena gave birth to Sunny and Angel on Sunday, March 28th, at 5:00am. Lena’s owner did not know she was giving birth to twins until it happened! After that, the horse family was transported to Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Equine Hospital, where they could be monitored for state of the art, around the clock care.
Dr. Rodrigo Vazquez: The family’s veterinarian, and one of the main practicing equine veterinarians here at the Center. He would visits the family daily to oversee their health and progress.
Christen Hanley: Director of the Equine Hospital, she also spent lots of time with the family, checking vitals and ensuring Lena, Sunny, and Angel received the care recommended by Dr. Vazquez.
Seeing the foals
When the babies were first born, a live-stream camera was hooked up in their stall so that people could watch the foals from their homes. When they became old enough to be weaned from their mother they were adopted by a local resident. Each year for their birthday, Sunny and Angel are brought back to the Center for a celebration.
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