The last time farmer Roy Frank heard of twin horses being born was 25 years ago. So he and his wife Lorraine certainly weren’t expecting that one of their mares, Sonitas Peponita, would give birth to healthy twin foals, a colt and a filly. In fact, they didn’t know she was pregnant with twins.
What makes the birth even more special is that there is a one in 10,000 chance of it occurring and when it does, sadly the foals run much higher risk of health issues like foals William and Henry had to overcome and have a poorer life expectancy because the mother has a difficult time caring for two babies.
But Sonitas’ two babies are both healthy and she is taking care of them equally.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Roy Frank told the Spruce Grove Examiner. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh a bunch of extra work’ because the mother a lot of times won’t accept both and will just stick with one. But she took them, and she just loves them both.”
Roy, who raises Quarter Horses to sell, but said the twins are likely to stay on his farm in Spruce Grove, Alberta. “My wife is really attached to them,” he said.
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