March 3, 2011


Mane attraction

They're probably the youngest, friendliest and most popular members of the campus community. Who can walk by the horse barns and resist them? Iowa State will add an expected 16 foals to its herd this year, an even split of quarter horses and thoroughbreds. Eight foals have been born so far, beginning with the first on Jan. 14. Another foal is expected this week, and two more are due around March 11. The final mare is due to deliver April 8. Since horses have an 11-month gestation period, ISU's four stallions already are busy working on next year's additions. Photo by Bob Elbert.