2/23/2013 Northeast/Mid Atlantic Regional: First Edition

  • February 20, 2013
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Vivien Malloy enjoys New York’s revival

by Claire Novak

It Is foaling season at Edition Farm, and in the deeply straw-bedded stalls of a cozy barn, the miracle of new life occurs. As a mare stretches around to greet her newborn foal, 80-year-old Vivien Malloy is there, her soothing voice encouraging mother, welcoming child.

“Oh, you did such a good job,” she croons as she towels off the wobbling minutes-old creature. Motherhood is a commonality shared across species, and after bringing five children of her own into the world, Malloy has ushered in one well-bred equine youngster after another.

“Just toweling them off and standing away, seeing the mother nicker to her child for the first time, that never gets old,” Malloy said recently from her farm near Hyde Park, N.Y., about two hours south of Saratoga Springs.

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