Sunday, 21 August 2016

Horses and more horses

Well, the Brabant Stud we leased took a turn for the worse at the beginning of summer. He become seriously ill and we thought we would lose him. With daily medical attention he slowly made a recovery ( he got an infection in his leg that turned septic). Due to the massive doses of antibiotics, his loss of condition and difficulty in moving we were not sure if he would be able to cover the mares we had.
He has since made a good turn and is well on the road to recovery.

Last week we decided to preg test some of the mares, and so far the three we tested are all in foal to him.
So, we are all super excited to get some brabant babies from him next year.

Other news, Jess bred her Quarter horse mare Loretta and she too is in foal to a lovely quarter horse stud. Next year our spring should be full of lambs, calves and foals.

The baby we had this spring is doing just great. She now has a name and that is "Sandy", however looking at her markings she should perhaps have been called "Chicky" or "Ducky"..

Sandy is doing great and will be my future riding horse, being draft x quarter, she should make a great mountain horse. She is pretty a can be.

Missy, our Brabant mare did not foal this year, we had hoped she was bred last year, but she came up empty. She will still be preg tested to see if she caught this year.

Other horse news, Smoky and Crackers have had a fair amount of cattle work to do, these past few weeks.
Crackers is heading back to college with Jess,
and both should further their education this coming year.

The two new pups are also expanding their education,
They are doing great with the sheep so a meet and greet with the big horses was next on their to do list.

Some advice from Sherlock Homes for young Kushi:
"Horse's are dangerous at both ends and crafty in the middle." 

So, far all is good and the horses are pretty gentle with the pups.

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