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Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:53 am
by serenassong
Flanders wrote:
Falinadin wrote:I wonder what their protocol will be if something goes wrong. Of course I hope all involved stays safe, but things can happen. I assume they'd just turn off the cameras and update later?

I love watching Country Life Farms' live stream each year. I'm too cheap to pay for stablemates to watch Winstar's.
When I watched Mare Stare something went wrong the one time and they went and turned the camera off.
The cam membership used to be free @ Winstar, not sure if they changed that or not. I have always been a grade 3- sometimes 2 when I can afford it. You can do a monthly payment plan instead of paying up front. I know that some of our members here are there as well- and I have talked to a few over there via the boards and PM :D

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:22 pm
by Ziggypop
serenassong wrote:
Flanders wrote:
Falinadin wrote:I wonder what their protocol will be if something goes wrong. Of course I hope all involved stays safe, but things can happen. I assume they'd just turn off the cameras and update later?

I love watching Country Life Farms' live stream each year. I'm too cheap to pay for stablemates to watch Winstar's.
When I watched Mare Stare something went wrong the one time and they went and turned the camera off.
The cam membership used to be free @ Winstar, not sure if they changed that or not. I have always been a grade 3- sometimes 2 when I can afford it. You can do a monthly payment plan instead of paying up front. I know that some of our members here are there as well- and I have talked to a few over there via the boards and PM :D
winstar births are delayed 24 hours. So folks are watching video.

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:56 pm
by serenassong
The cam membership used to be free @ Winstar, not sure if they changed that or not. I have always been a grade 3- sometimes 2 when I can afford it. You can do a monthly payment plan instead of paying up front. I know that some of our members here are there as well- and I have talked to a few over there via the boards and PM :D[/quote]
winstar births are delayed 24 hours. So folks are watching video.[/quote]

I understand that- but it's still exciting to me- especially when you see the same mares year after year. I was told it it was done for safety reasons.

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:34 pm
by Ziggypop
serenassong wrote:The cam membership used to be free @ Winstar, not sure if they changed that or not. I have always been a grade 3- sometimes 2 when I can afford it. You can do a monthly payment plan instead of paying up front. I know that some of our members here are there as well- and I have talked to a few over there via the boards and PM :D
winstar births are delayed 24 hours. So folks are watching video.[/quote]

I understand that- but it's still exciting to me- especially when you see the same mares year after year. I was told it it was done for safety reasons.[/quote]
That is true. But I thought that people who are new to viewing should know.

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:39 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I used to watch Marestare regularly, and bad things happened...more often than one would hope. Since Marestare tends to service smaller breeders, there was often only one or two people attending a mare in distress. Cameras often weren't turned off, or not until well after viewers could see that there was a problem.
With all the too-sensitive, too-uninformed animal welfare folks out there, it makes tons of sense to put foaling on tape-delay. Pretty sure the PETA people would have a meltdown when they saw a foal being pulled with ropes or chains. :roll:

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:18 pm
by Ioya Two
Oh man, it all starts tomorrow! I'm sure we will get some that foal out tomorrow. Who knows, we might have had an early one or two we don't know about.

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:11 am
by serenassong
Anyone want to guess when the first TB appears? Hoping for all safe births, now the sleepless nights begins for broodie managers and foal crews all over KY as well as other places.
Maybe 1/4/18?

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:18 pm
by TBird
serenassong wrote:Anyone want to guess when the first TB appears? Hoping for all safe births, now the sleepless nights begins for broodie managers and foal crews all over KY as well as other places.
Maybe 1/4/18?
I'm quite sure the first have already appeared. When they will be announced is a different story. ;)

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:39 pm
by serenassong
TBird wrote:
serenassong wrote:Anyone want to guess when the first TB appears? Hoping for all safe births, now the sleepless nights begins for broodie managers and foal crews all over KY as well as other places.
Maybe 1/4/18?
I'm quite sure the first have already appeared. When they will be announced is a different story. ;)
Yeah, like 12:01am on 1/1 :D

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:54 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere are the babieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees

Seriously, where? I need some foal fuzzies! :lol:

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:42 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
The temperatures in Kentucky horse country are expected to drop to 7 degrees tonight with highs tomorrow only in the teens. How are the adult horses and foals, if any are born during this frigid snap, protected? Are they still turned out?

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:05 pm
by Ioya Two
They have blankets for foals.

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:38 pm
by TBird
Ridan_Remembered wrote:The temperatures in Kentucky horse country are expected to drop to 7 degrees tonight with highs tomorrow only in the teens. How are the adult horses and foals, if any are born during this frigid snap, protected? Are they still turned out?
The foals born this time of year usually arrive with plenty of hair. There are heat lamps in the stalls (if needed) and plenty of foal blankets. Unless the weather (or the footing) is awful a healthy foal will usually go outside for some time each day. It's healthier for both the mares and the foals to be able to move around.

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:57 am
by Ketama
Ecurie des Monceaux in France welcomes the first foal of 2018.

Colt by Charm Spirit o/o Militante (Johannesburg). He is half to unbeaten classic hope filly Wind Chimes (Mastercraftsman).

Image

https://twitter.com/BozoHenri/status/948471104447897601

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:08 am
by Ridan_Remembered
Pretty heart-shaped star on that baby.

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:38 pm
by bare it all
Ahhhh fuzzy baby! Quite a pedigree on that one, too.

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:00 pm
by SSilence86
Rockridge Stud, LLC announced their first foal is a filly by Honorable Dillon out of Princess Phoebe.

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:01 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Perfect first baby pic for the thread! Pity we don't have the heart-eyes smiley... :mrgreen:

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:59 pm
by serenassong
First foal for Speightster is a filly
http://www.winstarfarm.com/articles/fir ... ar+Farm%29

Re: 2018 foals

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:51 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
Word on the Taylor Made Facebook site is that the due date for Chrome's first foal at their farm is tomorrow, Jan. 6, but the farm managers think it will be a few more days yet. Lots of people coast to coast and all the way to Chile are eagerly awaiting the birth of his first foal.