A Horse Is a Horse


Linda West spotted an unfamiliar car parked in her driveway around 3:00 one morning. So she and some of the people who work at her stud farm in Ansmark, Sweden, went out to see what was going on. It turned out the car contained two women from the local social service agency who said someone had reported an infant had been born at the property without being properly registered and they were there to investigate. West tried to explain that the only birth that had occurred was a foal born to a young mare, but she says she still had to take them out to the stable where they were able to confirm that the newborn "had four legs and weighed in at around 50 kilograms."