#1 here. I had been watching Mama Hotesse closely and, on a sunny April 29th, four years ago, this is what I saw:
This little girl was special for several reasons. Firstly, we knew she would be Hotesse's last foal. At the age of 22, she had more than fulfilled her obligations as a brood mare, having produced ten foals in total. Secondly, the little filly's daddy, Titus, had been breed champion stallion and was a favourite of mine. And thirdly, she was a half-sister to my sweet Violette. For her last foal, Hotesse had produced absolute perfection! I was asked by her breeder to name her, and I called her Héloïse.
I went to visit them every day, and got my first cuddle in when Heloise was 2 days old!
It was clear right from the start that Heloise would be a stunner.
the sun that makes the day, that lights the way
And when my star goes by, I'll hold it in my hands and cry,
her love is mine, my sun will shine