We think Elphie is finally growing. As far as we know, she was a year old in January, but she’s still pretty small. However, we’ve caught her sleeping flat out on her side in the pasture way more than usual lately, and we remembered that our Saddlebred colt, Patrick, did that a lot when he was growing.
I think, although I can’t be sure, that she looks a little butt-high right now, which would make sense. Selwyn says that when the babies are growing they lay down so that they can grow in all directions, not just up. Makes sense to me!