Photo by Nicole Scott

The start of spring is technically marked by the vernal equinox, but the season is much more than an astronomical event. Throughout the ages, springtime has been associated with rebirth, rejuvenation and new life.

On the Cover, Isadora and Trixie

On the Cover, Isadora and Trixie

Early this spring, around the time of the last snowfall, the miracle of birth took place on a farm near The Plains. Dr. Katherine Gray’s horse Trixie gave birth to a filly. The young Hanoverian Thoroughbred Cross was named Isadora, and this event seemed so emblematic of the season that we were compelled to share it with our readers. We were recently able to catch up with Dr. Gray at her farm, where she assisted us in capturing a series of photographs of the mother and her foal.

Dr. Gray has been a practicing veterinarian for
23 years and owns the Agape Vet Clinic in The Plains. Her profession was born out of a lifelong love of animals. In addition to Trixie and Isadora, Dr. Gray’s farm is home to a small menagerie that includes several more horses, three dogs, two cats and host of saltwater fish. ML