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Cloud Finally Fathered A Palomino Foal

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  • Cloud Finally Fathered A Palomino Foal

    It's a girl!!!!


    Pictures are awesome.

    Congrats to Cloud and his mare Feldspar!
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  • #2
    Wow - Cloud is now eighteen. Congratulations to this proud daddy. Thanks.
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    • #3
      Yes, Thanks for posting this.
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      • #4
        Hey, if you believe it then you'll send them money in this fundraising ploy!


        • #5
          How exactly do they know it is Cloud's?
          Those other 2 mares with foals at the bottom are quite thin...
          "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."


          • #6
            Originally posted by BEARCAT View Post
            How exactly do they know it is Cloud's?
            he passed put pink cigars.


            • #7
              They usually do DNA tests on them eventually but I am guessing that since these horses are well observed, they were, well, observed. But he already has a palomino son, Bolder. Who was a herd sire last time I noticed.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by BEARCAT View Post
                How exactly do they know it is Cloud's?
                They know because anyone who doubts it is automatically labeled a meanie.
                How dare we doubt them, it could not just be them trying to raise more funds.


                • #9
                  The exact parentage of every horse in that group is well known to the people running that particular "reserve." Photo tours are available to tourists, and visitors are cautioned to "do not feed the horses."

                  At one of the more recent gathers, the horses to be removed were determined in advance based on genetics of the entire herd, and because of Cloud, I believe that auction prices for the majority of the captured horses were higher than at usual gathers.

                  BTW, it's a cute filly.

                  It's also good that Ginger has decided to change her mind about the contraceptives for the mares--I believe she used to be against it.


                  • #10
                    Altering natural patterns in these herds brings other problems.
                    Mares being in heat time and again and not settling and being bred time and again can cause infections, will cause fights and injuries.
                    For feral horses living in the wild, every time some such as gelding and any other contraceptive ways have been tried, it has resulted in less than satisfactory results.

                    To be correct, the title should read, "sired", not "fathered".
                    Then, this thread is not about that, the proper terminology or management of feral horses, but stories to tug at heartstrings, right?


                    • #11
                      7Arabians - can you please advance facts as to why you would call this a fundraising ploy - you have knowledge of information I have not heard of?
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                      • #12
                        Ginger has always been far too anthropomorphic for my particular taste, but then she is aiming for the masses rather than horse people.

                        Although it has been several years since I looked at it, the Pryor Mountain Mustang Refuge has a visitor center and the person who runs it has a blog about all of the horses that is interesting and non-anthropomorphic.


                        • #13
                          Everything most NFP groups do is a fundraising ploy. This is just more annoying because they won't admit most of it's just human projection. The cutesy-pootsy "families" and made-up anthropomorophic "family" stories for TV that the Cloud Foundation does are an attempt to make a Misty of Chincoteague thing happen but without just admitting you're writing fiction. There's nothing particularly special about this group of horses over any other unless you're a Krazy Kolor person hung up on palominos, just a narrative someone made up for a TV special.
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                          • #14
                            It brings the issue into the public eye - a check and balance for the wild mustangs. I don't see that as a fault.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Foxtrot's View Post
                              It brings the issue into the public eye - a check and balance for the wild mustangs. I don't see that as a fault.
                              if only. You go down the road of the 'family' thing, you lost any chance for meaningful discourse.

                              you turn everybody into a big fat meany when they yang the ponies from their home and families. No balance there.


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by betonbill View Post
                                Ginger has always been far too anthropomorphic for my particular taste, but then she is aiming for the masses rather than horse people.
                                I remember while watching the original show thinking how interesting it was that Ginger did sound fairly anthropomorphic, yet at the same time, unsentimental. Had she been sentimental, I don't think I would have mananged to watch the whole show, or the second one. I enjoyed both of them.

                                And -- Cloud is 18! Hard to believe.
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
                                  he passed out pink cigars.

                                  (Hope you don't mind I fixed the typo...)
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by summerhorse View Post
                                    They usually do DNA tests on them eventually
                                    Who does?