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Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:53 am

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Falinadin wrote:I wonder what their protocol will be if something goes wrong. Of course I hope all involved stays safe, but things can happen. I assume they'd just turn off the cameras and update later?

I love watching Country Life Farms' live stream each year. I'm too cheap to pay for stablemates to watch Winstar's.
When I watched Mare Stare something went wrong the one time and they went and turned the camera off.
The cam membership used to be free @ Winstar, not sure if they changed that or not. I have always been a grade 3- sometimes 2 when I can afford it. You can do a monthly payment plan instead of paying up front. I know that some of our members here are there as well- and I have talked to a few over there via the boards and PM :D
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Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:22 pm

serenassong wrote:
Flanders wrote:
Falinadin wrote:I wonder what their protocol will be if something goes wrong. Of course I hope all involved stays safe, but things can happen. I assume they'd just turn off the cameras and update later?

I love watching Country Life Farms' live stream each year. I'm too cheap to pay for stablemates to watch Winstar's.
When I watched Mare Stare something went wrong the one time and they went and turned the camera off.
The cam membership used to be free @ Winstar, not sure if they changed that or not. I have always been a grade 3- sometimes 2 when I can afford it. You can do a monthly payment plan instead of paying up front. I know that some of our members here are there as well- and I have talked to a few over there via the boards and PM :D
winstar births are delayed 24 hours. So folks are watching video.
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The cam membership used to be free @ Winstar, not sure if they changed that or not. I have always been a grade 3- sometimes 2 when I can afford it. You can do a monthly payment plan instead of paying up front. I know that some of our members here are there as well- and I have talked to a few over there via the boards and PM :D[/quote]
winstar births are delayed 24 hours. So folks are watching video.[/quote]

I understand that- but it's still exciting to me- especially when you see the same mares year after year. I was told it it was done for safety reasons.
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Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:34 pm

serenassong wrote:The cam membership used to be free @ Winstar, not sure if they changed that or not. I have always been a grade 3- sometimes 2 when I can afford it. You can do a monthly payment plan instead of paying up front. I know that some of our members here are there as well- and I have talked to a few over there via the boards and PM :D
winstar births are delayed 24 hours. So folks are watching video.[/quote]

I understand that- but it's still exciting to me- especially when you see the same mares year after year. I was told it it was done for safety reasons.[/quote]
That is true. But I thought that people who are new to viewing should know.
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Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:39 pm

I used to watch Marestare regularly, and bad things happened...more often than one would hope. Since Marestare tends to service smaller breeders, there was often only one or two people attending a mare in distress. Cameras often weren't turned off, or not until well after viewers could see that there was a problem.
With all the too-sensitive, too-uninformed animal welfare folks out there, it makes tons of sense to put foaling on tape-delay. Pretty sure the PETA people would have a meltdown when they saw a foal being pulled with ropes or chains. :roll:
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:18 pm

Oh man, it all starts tomorrow! I'm sure we will get some that foal out tomorrow. Who knows, we might have had an early one or two we don't know about.
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Anyone want to guess when the first TB appears? Hoping for all safe births, now the sleepless nights begins for broodie managers and foal crews all over KY as well as other places.
Maybe 1/4/18?
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Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:18 pm

serenassong wrote:Anyone want to guess when the first TB appears? Hoping for all safe births, now the sleepless nights begins for broodie managers and foal crews all over KY as well as other places.
Maybe 1/4/18?
I'm quite sure the first have already appeared. When they will be announced is a different story. ;)
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TBird wrote:
serenassong wrote:Anyone want to guess when the first TB appears? Hoping for all safe births, now the sleepless nights begins for broodie managers and foal crews all over KY as well as other places.
Maybe 1/4/18?
I'm quite sure the first have already appeared. When they will be announced is a different story. ;)
Yeah, like 12:01am on 1/1 :D
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:54 pm

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere are the babieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees

Seriously, where? I need some foal fuzzies! :lol:
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:42 pm

The temperatures in Kentucky horse country are expected to drop to 7 degrees tonight with highs tomorrow only in the teens. How are the adult horses and foals, if any are born during this frigid snap, protected? Are they still turned out?
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:05 pm

They have blankets for foals.
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:38 pm

Ridan_Remembered wrote:The temperatures in Kentucky horse country are expected to drop to 7 degrees tonight with highs tomorrow only in the teens. How are the adult horses and foals, if any are born during this frigid snap, protected? Are they still turned out?
The foals born this time of year usually arrive with plenty of hair. There are heat lamps in the stalls (if needed) and plenty of foal blankets. Unless the weather (or the footing) is awful a healthy foal will usually go outside for some time each day. It's healthier for both the mares and the foals to be able to move around.
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Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:57 am

Ecurie des Monceaux in France welcomes the first foal of 2018.

Colt by Charm Spirit o/o Militante (Johannesburg). He is half to unbeaten classic hope filly Wind Chimes (Mastercraftsman).

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https://twitter.com/BozoHenri/status/948471104447897601
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Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:08 am

Pretty heart-shaped star on that baby.
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Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:38 pm

Ahhhh fuzzy baby! Quite a pedigree on that one, too.
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Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:00 pm

Rockridge Stud, LLC announced their first foal is a filly by Honorable Dillon out of Princess Phoebe.
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Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:01 pm

Perfect first baby pic for the thread! Pity we don't have the heart-eyes smiley... :mrgreen:
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Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:59 pm

First foal for Speightster is a filly
http://www.winstarfarm.com/articles/fir ... ar+Farm%29
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Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:51 pm

Word on the Taylor Made Facebook site is that the due date for Chrome's first foal at their farm is tomorrow, Jan. 6, but the farm managers think it will be a few more days yet. Lots of people coast to coast and all the way to Chile are eagerly awaiting the birth of his first foal.
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