Monday, 15 December 2008

Makin' babies

So today it was time to re-introduce Maude and Reilly. Aine was a little perturbed by the change in paddock arrangements and the associated 'goings on' but her best mate Rory is just over the fence and they have been talking to each other lots! Everything went perfectly and Maude was served a few minutes after the re-introduction (Aine is of course by Reilly so Maude and Reilly are already well acquainted). I calculate that this is the 2nd day of her cycle so shall watch them closely for the next few days and mark the calendar and book the vet for her scan - finger's crossed!

I am so happy to be repeating this cross. As many of you already know and some may not realise, Maude does not belong to me but has been on lease with us for the last 8 or so years. Her lovely owner has been living in the UK during this period and has entrusted me with the care of two of her horses (Maude and Sabrina). After our dramas this season we have decided that we will not breeding anything ourselves but Caroline is so impressed with Aine that we are breeding the foal on her behalf. I have had a few emails about Aine since selling her and this foal will most likely be for sale at weaning so if you are interested, you might like to raise your hand now, lol!

We're also trying to find a new home for Caroline's other mare Sabrina (Bates Amalfi). Bree is a talented jumper and was campaigned by Bryce Newman a few year's back before Caroline left for the UK. She's a 12yo TB/Stationbred cross by Balak, out of a very good mare that belonged to Caroline. She is looking for a more low key pleasure/lower level jumping home now. Not because there is anything wrong with her but just because that is the sort of home Caroline would like to see her in. I am very fond of her myself so potential new owners will be vetted quite stringently!!! If you want more details, email me. I will probably put a more formal blog post with photos up about her soon so, watch this space. A lease would be considered.

Miss Bella was scanned today, 18 days from her LDOS and for a brief moment the vet thought she had twinned but, a bit of a jiggle about and only one foetus (a bay colt apparently) jiggled back so we have a nice healthy single pregnancy - YAY! That's two from two so far for Reilly, on the first cycle - good boy! And I have two very happy lease mums!

The family unit X-rated
Pretty Maude
What a couple of posers

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