Archive for April, 2014

The waiting begins!

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Well, the mares are settled in close to the barn during the day and in their stalls at night so the waiting game begins. 🙂 Foaling season has always been one of my favorite times of the year. As breeders we can study bloodlines, pick out strengths and weaknesses,  and have a basic understanding of genetics but the final moment when the foal arrives,  is still a miracle to me, and still a guessing game. Color is not an important factor to us so color is always a surprise although alot of times it is the color we suspected it could be. But color genetics are way over my head so knowing the combination of letters to produce such & such is beyond me. Color is what it is. We are striving for a horse or pony with good conformation and movement so it’s those factors that we look for in our breeding stallions and mares. We don’t always get it right either but it is the challenge of working toward the miniature or shetland that we feel fits closest to the standard that keeps us intrigued and keeps us in the game in small numbers. We’ll post news as soon as the first foal arrives!