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  • Montanas_Girl
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    Congratulations, Sparrowette!

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  • Sparrowette
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    Well, we're past the 14-day wait time, but I thought I'd finally make the announcement. My ASB mare, Holly is in foal. She is out of a King of Highpoint mare and I've bred her to Sultan's Great Day.

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    I know, the image is from when she had her bone chip surgery, but I love how her butt looks in this picture.​

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  • Montanas_Girl
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    COTH disclaimer:

    I'm kidding about the pony hunter thing. Half Arabs aren't exactly in hot demand in that market, I realize. But I do think she'd make some cute ones!

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  • Montanas_Girl
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    I've been remiss at updating this thread, but Arielle arrived from AZ a bit over three weeks ago! Poor girl has had a very rough transition to her new life. She hasn't been on pasture or truly turned out/in a herd since she was 8 months old (she's 13 years old now). It took her about a week to spend more than 20 minutes of a time outside the run-in shed and another week to spend more time grazing than just standing around staring at the world. There are deer here! And, horror of horrors, WILD TURKEYS! Lol. Then the poor girl had a horrible allergic reaction (to the Defy the Fly legbands/collar I put on her to try to give her some relief from the flies - oops!) a week ago - hives all over her body and weepy sores around all four fetlocks and on her muzzle. Since she's still in her first trimester, both the vet and I are being super cautious about medications. Luckily, the hives resolved after a couple of baths with MicroTek. Her legs are no longer getting worse, but it's going to take a long time to get them healed, especially because she keeps chewing/rubbing on them. Sigh. She's SUCH a good girl, though - even though it has to hurt to have me messing with those legs, the worst thing she does is pick them up off the ground pitifully during her treatments. She is NOT a good girl in the herd - lol - but we're working on that.

    She's much tinier than I was led to believe - I haven't sticked her yet, but I'm guessing 13.2. She's in foal to a QH stallion now (~95 days) and will be bred for a purebred Arab foal (filly, please!) after that, but I'm also having visions of some adorable pony hunter foals out of her. What do y'all think? I know the pictures aren't great, but they're what i have for now.

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    How are the rest of the girls doing?

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  • sixtysomething2
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    Kingsport

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  • sixtysomething2
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    Originally posted by Montanas_Girl View Post
    Fingers crossed for a better year for you, ElementFarm!

    sixtysomething2, what part of east TN? I'm in Cookeville.

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  • EventerAJ
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    Vet flushed Mom's Image this morning, used vinegar and infused with something else (blanking on name) to treat the yeast. She had no fluid on scan, but first flush was cloudy. Vet is optimistic she could still catch this cycle, but I'm not holding my breath. :/

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  • Interstellar
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    30 day scan five days ago shows everything looking good. I keep chanting blanket or snowcap filly to her. I hope she listens.

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  • Justice
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    can't re- the last one was my only colt and I kept him but gelded early. Praying he turns out as well as her other foals... only time will tell. Fingers crossed he will be my older older ao horse ❤️.

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  • Montanas_Girl
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    Ugh, EventerAJ, that's so frustrating. I'm sorry. Fingers crossed on this cycle.

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  • EventerAJ
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    My problem mare, Moms Image, was just bred again yesterday. Culture taken Friday showed mild yeast growth, vet says it could be nothing or maybe real pathology. Will check her Monday and treat as necessary.

    To recap: bred in early Feb, caught right away. Had healthy embryo with heartbeat at 25 days. Lost it before 40 days. Took forever to come back in, bred again in April, May, and June, not pregnant. Feeling rather desperate now. She never has fluid, but I do the oxytocin protocol anyway.

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  • can't re-
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    Thanks Montanas_Girl and Justice!

    Since Carrico and Izabelle are both bay with a blaze, the foal is very likely to come out the same. But to have some extra fun bling would be great too! Congrats on your Carricos Justice. I hope the mane stays flaxen on the one you kept. Is is a colt or filly?

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  • Justice
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    Yay Anne! Can’t-re, you will love your Carrico. I’ve had two and kept the last one which is a complete Jupiter throwback. Congratulations! I’m not trying again, instead my sweet 24 year old mare is back in work since we have tried to retire her twice and she hates it. I was hoping to keep her happy & pregnant but she’s just as happy having a kid come ride her. We were actually breeding to a small pony, Clanfair Hallmark. I’ve ridden one of his get and it was fabulous and love the stallions in the sire line. Was excited for a golden pony, but just not meant to be. Can’t-re I can’t wait to see your foal! My first was bay with blaze & 4 white and a skunk tail, second chestnut with a strange star/stripe and a flaxen and white tail. Mane looks flaxen but hard to tell at this point.

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  • Montanas_Girl
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    Congrats, Anne and can't re-!

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  • can't re-
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    Woo-hoo Anne! Congrats!

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  • Anne
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    My Hail Mary pass worked!

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  • can't re-
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    Originally posted by Justice View Post
    I had mine checked and no love. I was pretty sad, we were just checking to see if it was even a possibility and when my vet checked her he said she looked better than ever. And the stallion owner was fantastic and got the semen sent, and then Fedex let it sit inMemphis for a day 😢. She had a lot of fluid when we checked her so I told my vet not to try again, there’s no point pushing rocks uphill. I was all for it when she looked great but not when there are issues. I do have to admit, that everytime one of my mares is not in foal, I secretly think they are pregnant 😉. Does anyone else have that issue?
    Sorry Justice! And yes, you are not alone in thinking/hoping there will be a foal next year. This did happen to me once! Didn't know she was pregnant until she was 8 months along. The repro vet had said ZERO chance of pregnancy....

    And I did a thing, while I have just about stopped breeding, just one foal in 7 years. I had a moment in all of the covid insanity, and called my vet to breed my homebred Izabelle (Zarr X Fleur de Lis). She was bred within five days on Easter. I cannot wait to see this foal by Carrico. I've loved watching him compete and he is absolutely stunning in person.

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  • Montanas_Girl
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    Ugh. I'm sorry, Justice. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that the next cycle goes better.

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  • Justice
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    I had mine checked and no love. I was pretty sad, we were just checking to see if it was even a possibility and when my vet checked her he said she looked better than ever. And the stallion owner was fantastic and got the semen sent, and then Fedex let it sit inMemphis for a day 😢. She had a lot of fluid when we checked her so I told my vet not to try again, there’s no point pushing rocks uphill. I was all for it when she looked great but not when there are issues. I do have to admit, that everytime one of my mares is not in foal, I secretly think they are pregnant 😉. Does anyone else have that issue?

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  • Montanas_Girl
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    Congratulations, Lv2rid3 and RTF! My mare has safely passed the 45 day mark and should be shipping to me either next week or the week after.

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