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Stallion Bluesong babysitting the weanlings (Mr. Mom)
Blue as a 2 y.o. (Bluespruce Tanzeer x WN Nadia's Song - closest blood sibling to uber-champion WN Ultimate Star... and Blue had better legs)
GG Samirs Melody w/Blue's colt
Best riding mare La Morena w/Blue's filly
That's why I said they can break your heart. And agreed that mini's are the worst for pregnancy and delivery.... I've seen mares at a friend's farm turned out for exercise into the pasture trip on a sprinkler and lose the baby... so sad. Another friend had welsh ponies that had horrific foaling problems... After two fatals in a row she opted out of horse breeding. I had one orphan foal that we had to C-section out of the mare (ruptured cecum). The mare was a grand old lady of Crabbet lineage. The baby spent a month at UCD foal NICU. She was delivered close to full term (and weighed a whopping 105 lbs at birth) but had blood poisoning complications. Out of 52 babies at the NICU that year mine and a mini were the only ones to walk out.
Horses for being so big and noble are incredibly fragile creatures.
Your horses have amazing top lines.... One of my pet peeves with modern arabians... I have a friend that through a lesson program was able to buy a Crabbet mare for her first horse. They didnt know what they had...
Pete Mc Niel had his horses here in El Cajon I had a friend that went to work for him as a groom and exercise person...
My Marc was half arab. his daddy was Marki a pretty much unknown arab stallion but he had a great top line and thats what i needed for crossing my Standardbred mare. He was one of those that was born black with white legs and white mane and tail. He eventually turned a very very very dark grey as a breeding stallion... Bold Dapples. Of course he went white eventually. That color gene was skipped on my colt.
Who was the fellow showing your stallion halter... He looks familiar.
- The Token Finn
Oz, I was going to ask the same as Bama. They look pretty delicious.