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  • Thoroughbred Broodmare - South Central Pennsylvania

    I have a thoroughbred brood mare at my farm that needs to find a new situation. She's a nice horse. Registered name is First Chorus. Her owner has fallen upon hard times, lives in AZ and was boarding the horse with me. Unfortunately I just went through a divorce and had to sell the farm, settlement is Aug 31. The place I'm moving too only has room for 2 horses (my two riding horses). The owner is into me for some bucks but right now I just want to see the mare find a good home. She throws nice big babies. Her 2006 foal - Gospel Choir and her 2009 foal Power Ballad are both nice built horses. My understanding is the mare retired sound. She still has her 2009 foal on her but he really needs to be weaned (taking way too much from mom and is coming 3 months old). He is also avaliable. He's out of Power By Far. I do not know if the mare was ridden after she came off the track or was just retired to the breeding shed. She's a bit of a hard keeper when I've had her but she's either been pregnant or had a foal at her side. She lives in or out and does fine in both. Leads well, stands for farrier, and enjoys the usual scratchings.

    Pictures are avaliable upon request.
    The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. ~Sharon Ralls Lemon

  • #2
    How tall is this mare? Anything fancy about her (that will make people more interested?). Do you have any photos?

    There are a lot of free horses, but hopefully with photos she (and baby) will move quickly to great situations!! Good luck!
    Stephanie Smith
    www.SundownFarmVA.com

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      #3
      Unfortunately there are a lot of horses that need good homes and in my opinion better horses then this mare, but the situation is what it is. I'm advising the owner to start contacting rescues and see if any of them can take her. Again I know it's a slim chance.

      The mare is approximately 15.2 hands. She's bay with white blaze and one white sox on her back leg. In my opinion there is nothing special about her. Personally she would not have been a horse I would of breed but that was not my decision. She's okay confirmationally and her pedigree doesn't scream greatness. I've only seen one of her foals and that's the one at her side. But some thoroughbred people may have a different opinion on that.

      The foal is nice, big bodied fellow. He has some decent breeding and is out of Power By Far. But there again at this point he is unregistered because the owner has not paid the stud fee and the owner will not release the stallion certificate (can't blame him).

      Here's a link to pictures of them. http://www.geocities.com/maplehillstables/choruspb.html
      The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. ~Sharon Ralls Lemon

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      • #4
        For some reason, that website is not working?
        Stephanie Smith
        www.SundownFarmVA.com

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        • #5
          It's working for me but be aware Geocities is going to go "poof" very, very soon. Yahoo's getting rid of the whole thing.

          And good God, don't let Fugly see those pictures! She just did an entry a couple weeks back on how to take care of a broodmare so she DOESN'T look like that when nursing. Is there some kind of medical problem? I can't tell if her shoulder's really that straight up and down or if it's how underweight she is combined with the bad pose. (If it is that post-like I wouldnt' breed her either, but her pedigree isn't bad per se. Ribot's a nice one to have.) But she looks like she might be a sweet mare with a lot of groceries on her.
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            #6
            Like I said she is not something I would of been breeding based on conformation. As for the groceries we have been feeding her what she'll eat. She has been seen by the vet and the vet said hard keeper. She was under vet care through the pregnancy and has been seen by the vet numerous times since foal (nothing serious just check ups and vaccinations). We are supplementing her with corn oil and vit supplement and have been through the entire pregnancy. The feed intake was increased with the foal and she's being given a large amount of grain, plus all the pasture and hay she wants. Trust me she looks better then what she did right after foaling. The foal has been receiving seperate feed so he is not eating moms. We were feeding 3x a day but that is just not feasible right now. As for any other supplements she is not my horse and the owner is into me right now for enough money that I will never see. This mare is receiving routine care such as worming and vet care and not receiving any extras such as blood work or a different high priced feed such as Purina Ultium or Strategy. I am in a tough time myself and need to move these two on before the end of the month. I have been a nice person with the owner and has made her aware of my situation since January and she has not made a move to help these two out. As for critisims on her condition I am aware of what she looks like.
            The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. ~Sharon Ralls Lemon

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cloverbug View Post
              Like I said she is not something I would of been breeding based on conformation. As for the groceries we have been feeding her what she'll eat. She has been seen by the vet and the vet said hard keeper. . . . I am in a tough time myself and need to move these two on before the end of the month. I have been a nice person with the owner and has made her aware of my situation since January and she has not made a move to help these two out. As for critisims on her condition I am aware of what she looks like.
              First, well done - taking care of a mare/foal when their owner won't. We've done that ourselves & while it's a thankless task, it's still not one that should pull so many "you're not doing it right" comments.

              Second, while I'd have to see her in person to decide if I thought she was "breed-worthy" in TB terms, her pedigree's not that bad. Assuming her conformation is decent, she really could be a breed-to-race mare in a regional market & might bring interest elsewhere - like the pedigreequery "Buying/Selling forum"?

              For the sake of helping talk about that piece of her -

              This mare is a multiple winner at the track herself & her sire Dispersal had 12 wins & earned $1.5 million. She has a stakes-winning half brother and her mother has a multiple stakes-placed half-brother. Her "uncle" is also by Dispersal & the "uncle" had 5 wins and earned more than $160,000, so she was bred on a "nick" known to work for her family. Her younger half brother, also by a Halo-line sire, sold as a weanling for $10,000 a few years ago.

              If you go farther back in her family - outside her immediate family to distant cousins, if you will, you find Ack Ack, Pocahantas, Tom Rolfe, All the type of individual you like in a family.

              Her immediate family seems to "like" stallions who descend from either Turn-To or Nasrullah & they win often starting at age two & going sometimes to age 8, which is a l-o-n-g career on the track & speaks to soundness (whether or not that shoulder is really straight).

              In the right location & with someone who puts some thought into the breeding, she's not so bad

              And Cloverbug - while I'm personally not in the market, I might have some other ideas, so you have a PM.
              Hidden Echo Farm, Carlisle, PA -- home of JC palomino sire Canadian Kid (1990 - 2013) & AQHA sire Lark's Favorite, son of Rugged Lark.

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              • #8
                Offered a home for both mare and foal on my farm in VA and have been in touch with the owner in AZ.I gavbe her vet refs and sent pics of my farm.I'll let ya'll know what happens.
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                  #9
                  They have been placed. Thank you to everyone who helped! If something falls through I will repost.
                  The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. ~Sharon Ralls Lemon

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                  • #10
                    Looks like they'll be coming to my farm!
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                    • #11
                      Good for you, Wanda. I would (have taken them) if I could, but I can't with Anna's three added to my crew. My guess is the mare and foal will be plump soon -- look at what you did for Leggs!
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