wait wait- this sounds like a great breeding pair- but is the baby carrier like a surrogate mother in humans? i am confused about this process and admit my unfortunate ignorance about sport horse breeding! please elaborate!
Baby Mamma is an Andy. ; )
this horse is going to be a dressage riders dream.
So what happens is we breed the mare and then flush. short cycle her and then breed her again and flush. (this will start in November)
both embryos are frozen. I think they snap freeze them in liquid nitrogen.
Then when Jenny is at the perfect time in her cycle we stick and embryo in her and pray to the embryo sticking Gods.
If she takes then YEY! If not then we have one more shot.
If she takes the first time then I have a second embryo that will either be destroyed once the baby is born, or kept on file in the liquid nitrogen cryostat. If I want another baby in the future I'll call Kim and pay her another stud fee, and obviously also pay the mare owner another mare fee and use the frozen egg.
So in this case, I buy a stud fee and an egg.
Luckily, Danielle has two recip mares that she has used many times, Jenny being the older and most experienced.
The other mare is a beautiful younger TB X Consul mare (sister to her advanced eventer TK Eiken Tango--career ending injury before she was even started under saddle--a hunter jumper barn has been keeping her for the past years making amazing hunter babies with her).
Right now Danielle has this TB/Consul mare in foal to Embrace.