"Seeing Double" - or
Twin foals in the equine world that survive are
very rare - and in the Clydesdale world this verges on the unique. So it is
most unusual to have surviving twins born in successive years - but this has
happened in both 1999 and 2000.
| Our Millennium Miracles
(above) are Heidi and Hilda (or Sandhill Lady Margaret and Sandhill Amanda
Jane) who, along with their mother, would not have survived if it had not been
for the expertise of the staff at the Troytown Equine Hospital in County
By Collessie Cut Above and out of Collessie Heather Honey, the foals were born
on 22nd March 2000, substantially increasing the number of Clydesdale horses in
the Republic of Ireland.
Their very proud owner is Cairns Witherow of
Portnablagh, County Donegal, who took the photographs.
Chapelton Lady Lauren and Chapelton Pride, photographed in 1999 along with
their dam, Knowehead Gemma. Owned and bred by David Cannon of Ballinluig,
Perthshire and born on 31st May, they are by Middlebank Carlogie Cameron Brig
of Buchlyvie. (Louis Flood photo)
The information and photographs in this article
are kindly provided by The Clydesdale Horse Society. For further information,