Gifts are always precious and we all love to get gifts on special occasions but when we get it surprisingly then that becomes more special to us. Similarly last month i.e. on 12th March, 2020, we got a surprise gift, a God’s gift that will always be special to us.
In 2019, it was raining badly for couple of months, especially in Maharashtra, and due to that and not having indoor setups most of the riding schools in the state were not working and the horses were kept just on hand rolling as it gets quite muddy and we can’t ride. During this period, in the month of October, a friend of mine called me saying that he has a grey Marwari mare called Rani, stabled at a riding school and because of the Monsoons they have got a problem to stable her and he wanted to give her away to a nice home where she will be properly taken care of. So he asked me and as I had a place at that time, I said yes.
When I got the news that she’s on her way, I went to the barn to see her. When she arrived, I saw her sitting down in a truck and she was looking very weak and stiff that she wasn’t even able to walk. The guy that came with her told us that she was just in the stable for couple of months due to heavy rains and that’s why she’s got stiff and she’s losing her condition because of some reasons that they were not knowing. Next day we did couple of tests with her and everything was normal except that she was having some worms. After treating her, she started putting on the condition. Then we got her into work and slowly the stiffness that she had also started decreasing and the brave mare also started jumping.
On 12th March, 2020, early morning we exercised her a bit, which we used to do it regularly with her and everything was normal before and after that. In the evening around 9, I got a call from my groom and as I picked up the call, he started shouting “sir, please come to the barn immediately with lots of sweets as we have got a good news for you, Rani has given birth to a foal”. I was shocked and worried as we had exercised her the same morning which is actually not good but we had no clue that she was pregnant, neither she looked like she was pregnant and all of this that happened was never expected. I rushed to the barn and when we reached there we saw the small baby sitting next to her. Both of them were healthy and safe. That has been the most special moment of my life. This had happened with me for the first time so I called my vet and my friends and then they started guiding me properly. We got a bottle for her and she was lying on my lap and I was feeding her from the bottle. After an hour, hour and a half, she got up and she was trying to walk but the cute little baby was losing her balance and all of these moments were so special to us, the moments that we will cherish forever.
The next day she was stable and she had also satrted to drink milk on her own. After couple of days she started running in the stable and bucking and playing. After 2 weeks we got her out and she and Rani were playing with each other, running all around the arena and both of them were looking so happy. My grooms named her Shehzaadi, which means a Princess, as she was Rani, the queen’s daughter. Today Shehzaadi turned a month old and she has become the naughtiest one amongst all of them.
A month before, Shehzaadi was a surprise gift to us. With God’s grace and because of all the well wishers and elderly blessings, everything is well and both of them are healthy. I have been enjoying a father’s life for this entire month and I am sure that this daughter of AK Sport Horses is going to be one of the finest horse in the circuit. Shehzaadi, baby, you are a God’s gift to us and we all love you alot. Looking forward to the day when I will be training you and we will be working together. Love you darling, God bless you.