Five-day-old horse adorably tromps around arena with mom

I could spend all day watching this little cutie run and dance.While horses are frequently seen with humans, few of us have ever seen or worked with foals.

Foals are amazing because they can act like grown horses just a few days after birth.If you’re curious about how they move and develop, Friesian Horses captured one on video.

Mathilde, Sjirkje’s foal, was only 5 days old when she was first let out.Her excitement was palpable as she and her mother walked out of the stables.There was a bounce in her step, and it was clear she was ready to face the world.

Mathilde also took the time to visit each horse in the stable, as if she were meeting them for the first time.The herd was so enthralled that some of them followed Mathilde inside their own enclosures.Mathilde was initially uneasy.Puddles puzzled her because it was raining outside.She tried to talk herself into stepping through or jumping over it in that brief moment.

Her handler eventually coaxed her and assured her that she was fine.She followed her mother into the arena, her confidence restored.

The arena is a roofed structure filled with loose dirt.It was the place where Mathilde discovered what it was like to be free.When the mother and daughter were left to explore the location, they wasted no time.Sjirkje trotted and galloped, exuding majesty and elegance.She’d done it many times before, and it was now Mathilde’s turn to learn.

The foal came after.And, despite her lack of rhythm, she made up for it with her speed and stamina.The stable owners agreed that extreme caution should be used when releasing foals.

Foals, unlike other animals, are very self-sufficient once they find their bearings.Puppies and kittens whimper helplessly as they roll on their bedding.Meanwhile, foals are already bucking and galloping just days after birth.

Their handlers also shared that certain conditions must be met when walking a foal for the first time.They claimed that it was safer in the meadows because the mare would simply stop and eat grass.

She’s back with her mother, whom she eagerly nursed, after a brief period of running and playing.She’ll grow up to be a fine horse like her mother, but for now, she’ll take all the rest she can get.