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Zenyatta Bred today to Bernardini

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  • Zenyatta Bred today to Bernardini

    Per her own website..


    http://www.zenyatta.com/news/diary-post-92-2
    "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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    Glad it went well, but I'm not a fan of the "blog from the horse's point of view" thing. First, they characterize Zenyatta as a dimwitted child, and now they're talking about her sexual escapades ... it's icky.

    I love getting updates about her new life but wish they'd use a less cheesy format!

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    • #3
      I knew last night that she was going this morning. My husband once again was the one to transport her here in Lexington. He was surprised that they got the call, he figured Lanes End would of used one of their own vans.

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      • #4
        The style of her diary annoys me, too.

        Hope she has an uneventful pregnancy and a smooth foaling next year. All the same, I was wondering the other day, can you buy foal insurance before they're born? If I had a foal out of Z or something similar worth $$$$$$$$, I'd sure want to hedge my bets.

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        • #5
          Wasn't RA bred to Curlin this week also?

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            #6
            Yes.

            She was bred on Monday.

            ~Emily
            "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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            • #7
              Here's a fun article from Eventing Nation on Zenyatta and David Ingordo (who bought her for the Moss'). He works on Lane's End farm and sees her daily. Lots of details about her transition to the farm.

              http://eventingnation.com/mt3/mt-sea...earch=zenyatta

              Definitely enjoyed reading it more than the "Valley Girl" voice used for Zenyatta's update.

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              • #8
                Nice to read he said Zenyatta was now allowed to just be a horse.

                A term that so many on this forum always decry.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dispatcher View Post
                  Nice to read he said Zenyatta was now allowed to just be a horse.

                  A term that so many on this forum always decry.
                  Yes, because it's a silly and meaningless phrase. A horse is always a horse. Their "natural" state would be getting dumped on the steppes somewhere and left to fend for themselves, so for a domestic animal if they're breathing, they're 'being a horse.'
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                    Originally posted by danceronice View Post
                    Yes, because it's a silly and meaningless phrase. A horse is always a horse. Their "natural" state would be getting dumped on the steppes somewhere and left to fend for themselves, so for a domestic animal if they're breathing, they're 'being a horse.'
                    That's what it means to you. Not sure why you think you can dictate it's meaning to everyone else. Don't you claim to be some sort of writer? Do you only write in strict, literal terms? Must be about as scintillating as a chemistry text book to read.

                    So stupid.

                    My ottb is very happy that he no longer gets shipped all over the continent and no longer has to run for a living. He is happy to just "be a horse". He runs when he feels like it. That is what the figure of speech means to me.

                    Anyhow, hoping the big girl has an uneventful pregnancy and a healthy foal.
                    "look deep into his pedigree. Look for the name of a one-of-a-kind horse who lends to his kin a fierce tenacity, a will of iron, a look of eagles. Look & know that Slew is still very much with us."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by danceronice View Post
                      Yes, because it's a silly and meaningless phrase. A horse is always a horse. Their "natural" state would be getting dumped on the steppes somewhere and left to fend for themselves, so for a domestic animal if they're breathing, they're 'being a horse.'
                      Well, most horse people know it has another meaning. At least the one's I've know for the past 50 years.

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                      • #12
                        Let's put it another way, it's silly shorthand for "nonworking." There are enough racehorses who go batshit just "being a horse" (ie, not having a purpose) that it's fairly clear it doesn't apply to any or all.

                        What is a horse bred to race being while racing if they're not "being a horse?" Apparently, you're dictating to me that they're not being a horse.

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                        • #13
                          I think everyone is entitled to their own opinion of what "just being a horse" means.

                          Here is my favorite pic of Z lately.
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                          • #14
                            DLee: Love the pic of her! Very cute.

                            Looking at her website. WOW definitely agree that is sounds like a Valley Girl writing it. But what got me were the comments.

                            "OMG I am crying again I am so Happyyyyyyy"

                            Really??

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DLee View Post
                              I think everyone is entitled to their own opinion of what "just being a horse" means.

                              Here is my favorite pic of Z lately.
                              I love that!
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                              • #16
                                Dumb question here. So, do they only cover her once per heat cycle?

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                                • #17
                                  They will have been palping/ultrasounding every day and bred her at just the right time to coincide with ovulation. (They do it the expensive way in KY.) On the plus side, there should be news in less than 2 weeks.
                                  It's a uterus, not a clown car. - Sayyedati

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                                  • #18
                                    In years past, mares were sometimes bred twice in a heat cycle if the stallion was available and the manager amenable. But now it's unnecessary. As Slewdledo pointed out, Zenyatta's vet will know when she's going to ovulate and she'll be bred just before.
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                                    • #19
                                      DLee: I love that pic. Another thank you from me.

                                      Regarding Big Z being 'just being a horse', are they still grooming the ground before she walks on it? She's 'just a horse' like the Queen of England is just a grandma. I have no doubt the big girl is thoroughly enjoying her new career.

                                      I read Dottie's blog and well, didn't much care for it. I think it's wonderful that Dottie takes the time to inform Zenyatta's fans and to be honest, back when I was a 12 - 14 yo girl, I would have been eating that stuff up. Even then, I probably would have preferred coming to COTH and reading about the real life of race horses and their people. To each their own, no harm, no foul.
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                                      • #20
                                        I love that she has "girlfriends."

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