I'm sure you guessed that the adorable baby colt was, in fact, my Junior.
I serendipitously "met" his breeder online via a chance connection with the former owner of Junior's full brother, Spencer a few years ago.....
Years ago I had been googling to find photos of Junior's parents and through that search found a YouTube video tribute to a Junior's full brother Glacier's Outta Paint (Spencer). The gal and I messaged a few times. Spencer had passed away from colic when he was only 8, so when Junior was 9. We shared some stories of the brothers and they sounded quite alike.
A month or so ago, she found me on facebook and connected me with their breeder. The breeder sent me these photos and told me some of Junior's history. His mother is now retired from breeding and spending her days being loved on and pampered.
It was great to finally connect with her and let her know Junior was loved and cared for to the end, and that he had become a very good citizen despite the shenanigans he insisted on participating in until he reached a double-digit age.
He's about a week old in the photos. It's so interesting how red his mane was in his foal coat. If you compare the first picture with the photo of is in the right-hand side-bar, you'll see the blaze (is it actually an apron? It's not a bald face.) is exactly the same above his right eye.
Miss that boy every single day.