Jenni turned her love for horses into a business. She is the owner and founder of Saratoga Stud in South Africa, where she breeds, rides and cares for horses.
In November of 2014 Jenni’s became ecstatic when she discovered that her precious mare with her first foal.
Little did Jenny know that it wouldn’t be all smooth sailing for Daisy.
Daisy gave birth to Don Quixote, a gorgeous Palomino colt seven days past her due date. Jenni and her co-worker Guy had just made it in time to help with the delivery.
Don Quixote seemed healthy but Jenni and her co-wotker were surprised by his size. Considering Daisy is such a big horse.
Right after the delivery, Jenni’s dogs started barking uncontrollably. Somehow they felt something was amiss.
She and Guy went to inspect the afterbirth and discovered something they hadn’t expected. Daisy was still pregnant, and this time the foal was breeched.
Daisy’s job was not done. She still needed to push out the foal inside her. But she was distracted by Don Quixote.
Jenni knew that the next few minutes were very crucial. The chance of having two live, healthy foals is slim-to-none.
By some miracle, the filly’s heart was beating. Jenni named her Duet. She was tiny but her spirit was strong. Within minutes, she was ready to stand.
“They now spend every day out all day and stay side by side only going to mom for a drink but spending most of their days grazing together and meeting the new foals as much as the new mom would allow,” Jenni says.
“They are both very happy little souls who have brought us such joy over the last few months, both very tame and enjoy human company and will be part of Saratoga forever. We consider them our miracle after a tough couple of years and they will never be for sale.”
Watch the miracle birth here.
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