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Hand In Glove mare: Good News, Bad News!

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  • Hand In Glove mare: Good News, Bad News!

    My vet did the ol' "Which do you want first--the good news or the bad news?" We'd preg-checked the mare on Friday and they'd called it Most Likely NOT Pregnant...but we rechecked her because she'd had a second follicle that had gone a couple days after the big one.

    So the verdict was PREGNANT! With twins...

    (2 years ago my Ariadus mare got pregnant with triplets, and two were successfully pinched--after 5 separate vet visits [I told the vets to pinch only colts, lol]. Anyway, I ended up with an Escudo II filly, so all was well. But after triplets, twins doesn't seem as scary!!)

    Anyway--after much effort on the part of the vet, who, even though she is 5' 10" and possesses the longest arms of any vet in the area, still had to stand on a stool to reach the farthest limits of where the, ahem, COLT embryo was hiding. But she pinched it. So hopefully the FILLY is left!

    But regardless, very VERY happy that Hand In Glove mare conceived!

    Her pedigree is here:


  • #2
    Good luck! Nice pedigree too, BTW!
    Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist


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      • #4
        Good for you! Who is she in foal to?


        • Original Poster

          Originally posted by TKR View Post
          Good for you! Who is she in foal to?
          I bred her to the eventing stallion Worthy Opponent. Bloodline-wise, it's kind of an unusual cross (he's Waikiki on top [Weltmeyer/Bolero], and Hohenstein/Archipel on the bottom), but physically it's a great match: he tends to add compactness and she's a large, rangy mare, etc. He jumps very well, too.

          He stands at my barn, so I was able to use fresh semen that was about 15 minutes old, AND he has really good fertility, and I wanted to stack the deck in my favor when breeding a 19 year old mare!

          In addition, this was the first year that I did my own inseminations, and everyone took! (I'm obnoxiously proud of doing my own inseminations, BTW. Expect that fact to show up randomly in threads all winter, lol!)


          • #6
            congratulations on the pregnancy, good luck with the pinching, and lucky you to have a Hand in Glove mare!
            A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.


            • #7
              So are you saying that Gracie is in foal? Finally? I e-mailed you, haven't heard back yet.


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by Samotis View Post
                So are you saying that Gracie is in foal? Finally? I e-mailed you, haven't heard back yet.
                Sorry, YES! everyone appears to be safely in foal now


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                  This is a little off topic, but when I looked at the OP's pedigree the Sporthorse site has Balladier as being by Believe It. He's by Black Toney. Fred the same thing shows up on AFR's pedigree too...


                  • #10
                    Flashykatt, congrats on your pregnant mares. When you do your own inseminations, how do you do the timing? Are you using P & E?
                    Mystic Owl Sporthorses