Finally after 3 weeks of watching & waiting our 2nd foal has arrived! I was beginning to get a little anxious about the foal being too large but the filly is just the right size & mama looks great! The dam is our proven producing mare, Rowbuck Dear Abby, & the sire is our latest stallion, AE Bey Star. This will be the 2nd foaling season for Bey Star foals so we are anxious to see what he produces for us as this year’s crosses will be first time crosses with him for most of the mares. This filly is sorrel, bald face, 2 rear socks, & a little bit of white on her left front leg. She is full of fire already! Guess she was tired of being cooped up inside mama for so long! Pictures will be posted as soon as we can get some sunshine so she can get out, stretch her legs, & fill out. We will be keeping right on with night checks though as the next 4 mares are due one right after the other over the course of the next 3 weeks. So stay tuned!
Archive for April, 2011
Our first foal of the season arrived Thursday afternoon, April 14th. I did a check at 2:30 pm, she was waxing, & I thought “This is good – we’ll have a baby by tomorrow!” I went back out at 3:30 pm to check on her & the foal was out of the sac taking her first breaths. I checked on gender and was excited to see it was a filly, true to pattern as her sire, D&S Tom Collins, predominantly throws fillies. She is a tri-colored pinto, red with a white saddle, four white legs, and a black mane & tail. Her dam is Dragon Fire’s Electric Blue. As of yet we don’t have a name for her. Watch for pictures soon on our Foal page!