"Seeing Double" - or "Double Trouble"??

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.

Twins

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 Kildare.

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.
Twins

Their very proud owner is Cairns Witherow of Portnablagh, County Donegal, who took the photographs.


Twins

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)


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