This famous Bonnie and Clyde horse duo are "as healthy as they come" and doing well with zero health issues according to their new owner, Andrea Snapp!
Snapp sent us a few recent photos and wanted to share an update on these two for readers!
"Bonnie is still a rambunctious filly, she loves to show off her speed by racing around the pasture and dodging by her herd mates. I can tell she's going to make a great barrel or pole horse in the future! Even with all her athletic ability, she loves to be wherever you are, whether you are cleaning stalls or working on something out in the pasture."
We learn that Clyde is all cuddles and a teddy bear.
"I've sat with him while he's laying down more times than I can count, he loves laying his head in your lap while he's napping. He also loves playing with my three-year-old gelding. Every time I'd turn them out together they'd take turns chasing the other."
Snapp, heard about them while she was selling one of her two-year-old fillies. Snapp and the original owner swapped horses and traded Rosie for Bonnie and Clyde. "
"I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to own these adorable twins and I knew that Rosie would be going to a great home."
Original story, published on May 19, 2017, follows below.
A horse in Texas beat the odds to have twins!
The chances of a horse pregnant with twins successfully carrying to full-term is extremely rare, but a mare named Sophie in Paige, Texas gave birth to two foals, a male and female, on May 11.
Human twins occur 1 in every 67 pregnancies. But horse twins? That occurs 1 in every 10,000.
The Tucker family knew their horse was pregnant, but they weren't expecting two babies. In fact, Jenny Tucker didn't believe her husband when he told her the news.
"She's very rambunctious and he's more mellow and laid back."
Bonnie and Clyde still have to undergo veterinary care to make sure they stay healthy as both required feeding tubes, antibiotics, and plasma transfusions after birth. Clyde seems to be struggling a bit more than Bonnie, but the couple is hopeful the new horses will make it through. Clyde's survival odds have recently increased slightly from 50/50 to 60/40.
Despite Clyde initially having difficulty nursing, and Sophie struggling to keep up with two babies, Clyde at least wants to eat, which the vet staff and Tucker clan consider a good thing.
Both foals are staying under constant veterinary care at one of the top animal care facilities in Texas, Elgin Veterinary Hospital. The plan is to keep them under watchful eye there until June, which means a roughly $5,000 vet bill for the Tuckers.
The couple has set up a Go Fund Me page if you'd like to donate to the twins' care.
Have you ever known a horse to give birth to twins? Tell us about it in the comments below!
All photos via Holly M Gonzales/Go Fund Me.