I took yesterday afternoon off from riding to go check mares. I thought I had to; for one, I’ve put my beloved gray mare (Streakin Iron– Sonora Nora- mother of Dolce), out with a stud, in a pasture a section and a half big. I have never turned her out on that much real-estate before, so I, of course am nervous. Furthermore, in that same pasture last year, a hailstorm drove the mares and the stud into the river, and we lost 3 broodmares in that storm. We found the stud, Silver Bueno Tom (Tom), across the bay, about 1/2 a mile away, with a mare and her six week old filly. And later that fall, discovered an orphan foal in a neighbor’s pasture. She’d lived there all by herself all summer. We assumed she died in the storm.
And the second reason of course, is that I wanted to see how many new babies have graced us with their cuteness! There are two more- one is a muley little bay horse colt- he’s not the cutest foal in the bunch right now, but I’ve also always wanted a muley bay- so I guess I got my wish. The other is a gorgeous filly by Poco Tivo Pep (Chachi)- out of Gump’s half sister, DX Red Rozee. Chachi is really putting his mark on the babies, with his big, sleepy eye.
Here’s the filly by Poco Tivo Pep x Dx Red Rozee:
Have a great Friday!