'Karthu' surprised by visitors; newborn foal pulls crowd in Kollam
Sasthamkotta (Kollam): The local residents of Aivarkala are happy to watch horse Lakshmi feeding her foal Karthu with love. A horse gave birth to a foal for the first time in this place. So, the people are seeing a foal in a first. In a short span of time, a crowd gathered to see the foal.
Karthu has a white face and grey body. It was born to Lakshmi, a mare owned by Kunnathoor Aivarkala native Ragesh. The 7-year-old horse belongs to Sindhi breed which is rarely seen in Kerala. They are very attached to the owner but never befriend strangers.
Ragesh purchased Lakshmi, who was pregnant, a few months ago from Karunagappally natives Najeem and Jiss. He paid Rs 85,000 for the horse. He also sold another horse in order give her more care during the pregnancy period.
As she gave birth to Karthu through normal delivery, Ragesh need not seek help of veterinary surgeon. Both mother and foal are safe and sound now.