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Re: 2018 foals

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:42 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
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?

Re: 2018 foals

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:05 pm
by Ioya Two
They have blankets for foals.

Re: 2018 foals

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:38 pm
by TBird
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.

Re: 2018 foals

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:57 am
by Ketama
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).

Image

https://twitter.com/BozoHenri/status/948471104447897601

Re: 2018 foals

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:08 am
by Ridan_Remembered
Pretty heart-shaped star on that baby.

Re: 2018 foals

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:38 pm
by bare it all
Ahhhh fuzzy baby! Quite a pedigree on that one, too.

Re: 2018 foals

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:00 pm
by SSilence86
Rockridge Stud, LLC announced their first foal is a filly by Honorable Dillon out of Princess Phoebe.

Re: 2018 foals

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:01 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Perfect first baby pic for the thread! Pity we don't have the heart-eyes smiley... :mrgreen:

Re: 2018 foals

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:59 pm
by serenassong
First foal for Speightster is a filly
http://www.winstarfarm.com/articles/fir ... ar+Farm%29

Re: 2018 foals

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:51 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
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.