2018 foals

carole
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:14 pm

sweettalk wrote:i read from someone on twitter that once a foal is born, their legs do not ever grow, just their bodies. this doesn't seem to be accurate and i have a lot of questions. like i'm 3% sure they absolutely do, but uh... this is an actual thing.

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sweettalk
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:17 pm

lol right?? yikes. that whole tweet is train wreck.
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Private Thoughts
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:39 pm

That person on twitter is a twit.

Look at the picture, her legs are not the size of her dam's. The foals' knees are like 6 inches below her mom's.....

Some people really must think everyone else just fell off the melon wagon to believe the garbage they spout.....
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:30 pm

some people did believe it. sad day. bet they think that nigerian prince is still gonna send them their millions too :lol:
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:47 pm

Not sure but I think Bird Town might be foaling tonight
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Treve
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:16 am

She hasn't been moved to a foaling stall yet has she?
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
lurkey mclurker
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:18 am

Nope, her regular stall and atm - 9:18 PST - she's just eating hay as usual.
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Flanders
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:38 am

I watched a video on foal patrol about her, they said she almost always goes 7-10 days late.
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Summer Bird
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:33 am

Mizzen Mast-The Gaillimh Girl colt. He was 180 pounds at birth :shock:

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Noble Mission-Gigahertz filly

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Empire Maker-Moon Philly colt

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Sparrow Castle
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:27 pm

Summer Bird wrote:Mizzen Mast-The Gaillimh Girl colt. He was 180 pounds at birth :shock:

Holy moly, poor mama!
Noble Mission-Gigahertz filly
She looks a bit like her Gramma Megahertz. Love this breeding, hope she's a superstar!
Empire Maker-Moon Philly colt
Nice looking foal.
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:33 pm

I think Dallas is trying to introduce some new names for Mr. Fipke to consider, lol.

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Champion Lemons Forever with her new Medaglia D Ore filly enjoying a sunny day
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:19 pm

This played out on Twitter yesterday and today. I'm posting some of the tweets because David Crisp may not have found a nurse mare in time if it hadn't been for Twitter. Stories like this happen every foaling season. It was a lot harder to find good matches for orphan foals before Twitter.

David Crisp @SouthernLegacy
Apr 16
Rest In Peace beautiful mama, Wave The Colors. We will never, ever forget you. You brought so much joy into our lives and I promise to do everything possible to save your Goldencents baby. We are on the way to meet his nurse mare, but he will never, ever forget you either.
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Apr 16
Our newly orphaned Goldencents foal and I have just left equine hospital in Louisiana on our way to meet our nurse mare, step-mom in Cross Roads, TX. We are riding together in our trailer and hope to make it in around 4 to 4 1/2 hours. He is a champ so far but misses Mom

23h23 hours ago
Initial introductions went well. Baby Goldie was not bashful and the nurse mare was pretty patient as he nursed constantly for an hour. Baby Goldie looked at me, smacked his lips and said he really needed that! Now over the next couple of days we need her to adopt him as her own
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13h13 hours ago
Update on Baby Goldie and our nurse mare coming, but first a big shout out and thank you to @SarahHorsegirl who gave me the lead on a possible nurse mare in Aubrey, Texas.Sarah, you went above and beyond. Baby Goldie got a tummy full of milk late last night after a long, long day

13h13 hours ago
I have been up for more than 48 hours so no eloquence in my words but thankfulness in my heart. Most of you know we lost Wave The Colors on Sunday night due to colon torsion and emergency surgery. She left us with so many great memories and an 8 week old Goldencents colt (1/2)

13h13 hours ago
Our Goldencents foal was grieving so hard after suddenly losing his Mom, and would not drink for us from bucket or bottle. He was inconsolable. We knew we needed a nurse mare but could not find one within several hundred miles of us. That’s when @SarahHorsegirl stepped in (2/3)

13h13 hours ago
Sarah’s lead in Aubrey, Texas resulted in us finding Misty K., whose mare had lost her own foal over the weekend, and Jackie J., an orphan foal specialist, and Dr Holtmeyer. Together we came up with a plan to get our foal to Misty’s mare, appropriately named Hope! (3/4)

13h13 hours ago
Our 700 mile odyssey began by picking up our foal upon release from the hospital and hauling him to meet Hope. Walter, a good friend, pitched in and offered to drive so I could ride in the trailer with Goldie & try to console him. By about 10 pm we arrived at Jackie’s farm (4/5)

13h13 hours ago
Jackie immediately put Hope and Goldie in a special stall to facilitate a safe nursing environment for a young hungry foal and a grieving older mare. Literally within minutes Goldie was getting a tummy full of milk! We watched as for over an hour Goldie continued to nurse (5/6)

12h12 hours ago
Hope is a bit cranky this morning, and I am sure more than a little tender, but everyone is staying the course and praying that Hope “adopts” Baby Goldie as her own. I had to drive back to our farm arriving at 4:30 am this morning but so pleased that Goldie now has a chance (5/6)
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12h12 hours ago
Now on to something equally as important. That is all of you on “horse” Twitter. Just my thanks is not enough. So many of you sent prayers and encouragement over the last 2 days. Several of you even helped us try to locate nurse mares. Goldie and I are eternally grateful. (6/7)

12h12 hours ago
We don’t know if Hope will go on to adopt Baby Goldie and raise him as her own. We do know it gives Goldie his best chance. Gratitude to Misty and Jackie, @SarahHorsegirl, @bergenstables @Kerrycouch4 @Leahbrandon and so many others. What you did was important for our little foal.
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6h6 hours ago
So excited to post these brand new pictures of Baby Goldie and his new Nurse Mare-Step Mom, Hope. These were taken just a few minutes ago and in the words of our orphan foal specialist, Jackie, the two are “progressing”. @SarahHorsegirl @bergenstables @Kerrycouch4 @leahbrandon2
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5h5 hours ago
Replying to @JanieDeveny @SarahHorsegirl and 3 others
Still cautious for the next week. Mare is still being “cranky” at times, but she lost a small foal and 48 hours later found an 8 week old foal with a ravenous appetite that never seems to get full and has real teeth! New mom is tender-imagine that! Progressing.

5h5 hours ago
Replying to @Kerrycouch4 @JanieDeveny and 3 others
Not entirely sure but the orphan foal specialist seems entirely on top of the issue. I am an optimist by nature so very hopeful this issue will be properly resolved by a lady who has already completed 17 or 18 nurse mare adoptions this season. She is very special.

4h4 hours ago
Replying to @JaeSwoon @JanieDeveny and 4 others
Hope, our nurse mare, is a registered Quarter Horse. (We are not telling her that Goldie is a thoroughbred due to possible breed discrimination. Ha!)
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It's finally starting to feel like spring in Kentucky (after a few false starts!) and one of our favorite mommas, Alternate (dam of multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Alternation and the multiple stakes winner/graded stakes-placed Interrupted) is keeping close tabs on her Curlin colt.
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Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:28 am

Thank you for the update on Wave the Colors '18, Sparrow Castle - when I got on Twitter yesterday they had just found the nurse mare but hadn't yet arranged transportation to get to her. So glad to see this is possibly working out for everyone involved, and stepmama mare and baby Goldie. Fingers crossed for a full bond to form! <3
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Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:17 pm

Colerful Bride at Taylor Made appears to be in labor:

https://peopleshorse.com/pages/horsecam-1

ETA her water just broke! Baby time!!
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Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:37 pm

Thanks! That didn't look like fun--but everyone looks good and the baby has LOTS of chrome!
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Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:57 pm

LostADream wrote:Colerful Bride at Taylor Made appears to be in labor:

https://peopleshorse.com/pages/horsecam-1

ETA her water just broke! Baby time!!
Woohoo!!! Such a pretty baby too. Such a contrast between how the TM people handled this birth vs. the way the people with La Verdad handled that birth. At TM they seemed much more relaxed and calm about it all. Didn't even clean up the stall before the birth.
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Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:25 pm

LostADream wrote:Colerful Bride at Taylor Made appears to be in labor:

https://peopleshorse.com/pages/horsecam-1

ETA her water just broke! Baby time!!
Read a tweet that its a filly. Sorry at work, or I would have posted it.
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Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:51 pm

KimmieB wrote:
LostADream wrote:Colerful Bride at Taylor Made appears to be in labor:

https://peopleshorse.com/pages/horsecam-1

ETA her water just broke! Baby time!!
Read a tweet that its a filly. Sorry at work, or I would have posted it.
Right now, 9:50pm eastern, the mare seems very tender and doesn't seem to want the foal to nurse. Scares me a bit. The people are helping her now, and 9:53pm baby is nursing. Whew!
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Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:36 pm

The way she was acting I thought it was her first foal but she had one last year. I imagine they will closely watch her for awhile. I saw her kick out a couple times, not really at the foal but just to let it know to back off.
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