What a happy story, though I always knew twins were special I am one!
Video: Experts say only one in 10,000 horses deliver twins and fewer survive birth, making two newborn ponies in Georgia a rare delight. WALB’s Devin Knight reports.
A Tifton, Georgia, woman woke up to a big surprise Easter morning when her pregnant horse gave birth twice.
Lori Tucker’s horse delivered not one, but two fillies: An extremely rare occurrence for horses, and what’s even more astonishing is they’re both healthy.
Only about one in 10,000 horses have twins, and even fewer survive birth. But on Easter morning Lori Tucker was awoken by a phone call.
“My neighbor called and told me we had twins. I was actually asleep, and I was so shocked,” Tucker said.
Just a couple of days after the horses were born, Tucker said they already have different personalities.
“The older one, I could tell from birth when I came out was a little more curious than the other one. She was sniffing around, seeing who I was. The little miniature one, she was kind of shy. Standoff-ish,” she said.
Tucker says the twins were born only about 20-minutes apart. She hasn’t named the horses yet, but says she’s trying to come up with some good Easter names. In the meantime, the twins will have to get lots of rest as they continue to grow.