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Significant Milestone -- Foundation Broodmare is 30 Today!

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  • Significant Milestone -- Foundation Broodmare is 30 Today!

    Just wanted to celebrate Metier's birthday with you all -- she has been a member of our family for 27 years and produced 10 wonderful foals for us. We still have 2 of them and 2 grandkids. She looks great (although has a bit of a "dip" in her topline!), feels good, enjoys her food and doesn't need any maintenance. She produced the love of my life and his successor, who I still have. She is a little, black Thoroughbred mare with some amazing foundation lines up close (Metierofthefield) and she is very dear to us. I groomed her this AM and took some pictures, including of one of her touching noses with Master Huntsman, our foundation stallion and sire of 4 of her foals. He turns 28 on Sunday and his paddock mate is already 29 this year. So, it seems we are increasing our geriatric residents (including hubby and me and some small animals!). I can't post the pictures, but will be happy to share them with anyone who would like to see her. Raise a glass to her tonight, she has been a blessing and a joy to us!
    Last edited by TKR; Apr. 17, 2008, 01:12 PM. Reason: Typo

  • #2
    Cheers to Metier!!! and kudos to you for loving her so well!!!
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    • #3
      Congrats; what a touching thing to share with us!
      Already excited about our 2016 foals! Expecting babies by Indoctro, Diamant de Semilly, Zirocco Blue and Calido!


      • #4
        That is so cool!!! If you send me some of the pics, I'll post them for you. marylou_at_homeagainfarm.com (Substitute the @ for where I typed _at_)
        Mary Lou


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        • #5
          How lovely that she is still loved and enjoying her retirement.
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          • #6
            Huge congrats! It speaks volumes of the quality of home that she has had for all of these years.
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            • #7
              Here is the old girl. Pretty nice for 30!!
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              • #8
                Happy Birthday to the Grand Dame!
                "Where knowledge ends violence begins." B. Ljundquist


                • #9
                  Oh, how sweet! I was very touched to read this! Congrats, Penny, on being such a good mom to ALL of your Old Babies!
                  I can so relate to what you are feeling, too...my Fire Lady, whom I have raised from a foal, turned 25 two weeks ago! It sometimes seems like yesterday that I was scratching her fuzzy little foal butt!
                  Penny, we need to get together and have a BIG Birthday Party for the kids!


                  • #10
                    CHEERS!! THAT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mmmmmuuuahh (kiss--big one) to her.
                    *Better to have loved than to have never loved at all.*
                    ALWAYS Blessings NEVER losses.


                    • #11
                      Yeah, Penny! That is truly a great milestone! How lucky you and she have been, to be in each other's lives!


                      • #12
                        I love it! Happy Birthday Metier!!! Congrats to you for a job well done!
                        Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist


                        • Original Poster

                          Thanks for the kind comments. It's hard to watch them age and slow down, but good to know they are still happy and content.



                          • #14
                            Wonderful, Wonderful, she is well cared for and loved! Blessing to hear good news like this!
                            I have my first and only broadmare due today!!! with her first foal and she is 5 yrs old, I hope I can send a post like your in 25 years!!!!
                            Congrats and Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for sharing love the pics!!!!


                            • #15
                              It is nice to read this, after the Ditch the Old Broodmares thread.
                              Congrats for being a good horse mom.


                              • #16
                                Happy Birthday Metier

                                Happy Birthday to the Grande Dame and Congratulations to you TKR.
                                She looks fabulous!
                                It is a testament to your love and wonderful care that she is still looking and feeling so great.
                                Happy Birthday to your boys too!!

                                Last edited by Fred; Apr. 18, 2008, 10:43 AM. Reason: spelling
                                A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.


                                • #17
                                  Cool. Happy birthday!! My oldest is only 23 and retired from breeding, and loving every minute of being an extremely benevolent, but absolute top dog Head Mare! She counsels the others, puts them in their place, teaches the youngsters, nips at, but doesn't touch, the wayward ones that don't live according to her rules (once! - they always comply the 2nd time). She is ALWAYS the first to eat, but once the others know who's in charge and who gets to eat first, she will share her dinner with them. She teaches them to be calm when things get a little hectic, she always leads and always defends her herd. I've seen her break trail in 3 1/2 feet of snow with either her 'assistant head mare' or my old gelding (when they were alive) keeping the rest of the herd in line behind her.

                                  I love her to death. How could anyone ever ditch a mare like those golden oldies that so many of us have????? You can see Freckles here, just scroll to the bottom of the page to Bidder's Issue. If any are interested enough to go to her pedigree page, the picture there, I just realized, is all out of proportion. I'll have to fix that.
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                                  • #18
                                    Aww, congrats! That's a huge milestone. Good for you and your special mare!


                                    • #19
                                      Congrats! Love the Old Ladies they are worth their weight in gold
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