No ultrasound yet . . . much too early. We're still strictly on paper. I wouldn't wish any foal to have the misfortune of being born in Michigan in March.
My SO (stallion owner, in this case, not Mr. Heinz!) is pushing me to breed my mare earlier than I'd planned - I was shooting for May-ish, though even with babies born in April we're still battling mud season in OR - and I'm trying HARD to resist. Her program is focused more on racing and the idea of a baby born in May/June is totally crazy to her, which I understand. It IS tempting. My mare was actually a July baby. She (Westphalian, though actually 50% Trak blood) is also being bred to a TB, although a local one.
So excited for you!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what
lies with in us. - Emerson
Very cool. He is on the short list for two of my mares. Possibly this year for one of them but haven't made my final decision (she's due with this year's foal in early May so was waiting to make sure she will be ok to re-bred on her foal heat....yes, I'll need to move fast!). He's a lovely stallion and you have a very nice mare. Should be a great cross!
** The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits. -- Albert Einstein **
I like breeding later in the season as well When I worked at Windfields I always felt bad for the little tb foals born in January LOL... they did have a heated stall, but still... Canada is way too friggan cold!
I would really want my foals to come into the world in the perfect warmish spring weather though
"My ideal horse is the horse that I fall in love with again every morning when I see his face hanging over the stable door, looking for breakfast. " - Jim Wofford