GALATEA AND FOAL
1997 - May 3, 2003
Galatea watching over Reuben last summer.
Galatea arrived at Centaur as a
four-year old, exactly two years ago.
She was bred and raised by Walter Kahrer of Greenbelt Riding
School. Her name used to be "Twice
The Moment" or Sweet Pea. We
re-named her Galatea (a "G" name because of her sire Gromiko), called her Téa,
except for Mike who called her Chick.
He reminded her of a biker chick, independent, didn't overly care for
people, didn't need them. She
could take care of herself and didn't take any guff from any of the other
horses. She led the pack with cool
Last year Téa/Chick gave us a
wonderful foal - Reuben. He
arrived without any problems, one day off his due date. Galatea was a wonderful Mom. Her attitude reminded Mike of an Angus
cow's, fiercely protective of her off-spring - she would die before she let any
harm come to him. And she raised
an equally strongly-independent son.
She was due to have her second
foal. There were complications in
the delivery, and both Téa and her filly died. The filly was dark dark bay with no markings, and had
her sire's (Fire) head. She would
have been a beauty.
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