Broom gave birth to An Teallach in the morning just after she had been turned into her field. Mares usually give birth at night when all is quiet.
He never developed a suck reflex so cannot drink directly from his mother. We therefore have to milk Laggan and feed An Teallach from a bowl every 3 hours, topped up with specialist milk powder and foal pellets.
This is Brooms 5th foal and again she has produced a fantastic colt. Her first foal was Cotebrook Arkle who was the Supreme Champion Stallion at this years National Shire Show, and his sister is Cotebrook Kelsie who was Junior Champion at the same show. Will An Teallach follow in their footsteps and be a Champion in the future?
An Teallach (pronounced en-CHAL-ekh) is a mountain in Scotland which overlooks Loch Broom, in an area often nicknamed the “great wilderness” An Teallach means The Family, coming from the Scottish Gaelic word ‘teaghlach’.