2018 foals

Re: 2018 foals

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:42 pm

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?
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby Ioya Two » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:05 pm

They have blankets for foals.
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby TBird » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:38 pm

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.
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby Ketama » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:57 am

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).

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Re: 2018 foals

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:08 am

Pretty heart-shaped star on that baby.
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby bare it all » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:38 pm

Ahhhh fuzzy baby! Quite a pedigree on that one, too.
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby SSilence86 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:00 pm

Rockridge Stud, LLC announced their first foal is a filly by Honorable Dillon out of Princess Phoebe.
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby lurkey mclurker » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:01 pm

Perfect first baby pic for the thread! Pity we don't have the heart-eyes smiley... :mrgreen:
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby serenassong » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:59 pm

First foal for Speightster is a filly
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:51 pm

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.
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