Friday, October 29, 2010

Cool pic of Roxy and her curly colt!

Today I wormed all our horses except the foals and newly pregnant moms! It is getting cold-- so this is the last chance until spring! (Wormers are effective between 40- 80 degrees-- the worms go dormant when the temperature is out of that range) I wormed 12 horses by myself, as my hubby is off scouting elk for his hunting trip. All my horses were so cooperative, except one new mare I purchased. She was hard to catch! I had to laugh--- as I was playing the catch game for about 1/2 hour-- my "Taboo", alias "Boo" mare was following me like a shadow. I had already wormed her and I guess she really liked the stuff!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Curls and LEGS! 2010 Curly stud colt out of "Dallas"

"ZGC Dallas" 2010

"Dallas" is four this year! His first foal crop is here and he is 100% CURLS! GOOD BOY!

"Gandy" x "Dallas" curly filly born July 6th

"Dallas" has done it again! A gorgeous bay based grey filly! She is tall and elegant with a pretty head and big soft eye! PRETTY GIRL!


My sister Sherrie teaches school-- ( You know the 3 good reasons for being a schoolteacher? JUNE, JULY, AUGUST!) So we head for the hills to ride! Our favorite trails are up Payson Canyon, good trails that loop and are SOOO pretty! It had rained a few days before we went on our ride... about an hour up the trail, our horses were nervous and kept looking toward a marshy area.... when we came across this tree, we knew why! MOTHER BEAR!

SuMMeR FuN 2010

Aren't grandkids FUN!

"Tasha" x "Dallas" curly filly born Sept. 15th

So "Dallas" is 5 for 5-- 100% CURLS for his first foal crop! Check out the paint job on this girl! Because "Tasha" is also a curly, this filly could be homozygous for curls! We will watch her coat for the micro-curls! What a great summer!

"Sassy" x "Vegas" colt born.

DANG! Another straight haired colt out of "Sassy" x "Vegas". He was born Sept. 15th and is a chestnut with a big blaze! He will make an awesome gelding! (Photo is of his full brother 2002)

"Roxy" x "Dallas" foal born!

So.... I was HOME ALONE for the week--- In the morning, when I checked my mares, "Roxy" was in labor! Sure enough, that night, August 24th, 10:15 p.m., her foal was born! So by myself, (I usually do this by myself anyways!) I dried it off, treated the navel, gave it a vitamin shot, pro-biotics, and made sure it nursed. I was so excited---- another curly!! ("Dallas" is 100% curls so far) AND a bay FILLY! Was hoping it would be a amber champagne like her mom, but HEY! I will take curls any day!
I made sure mom was okay, checked the placenta, buried it, then went to bed-- about 1:30 a.m. I got up at 3:30 a.m. (I wake up every night at that time with a major HOT FLASH!! :< anyways! )
So the next day was hot and the little girl was acting plugged up. So I gave her an enema-- weird for a filly-- usually colts have to be helped--AND treated the navel-- AND again did this by myself.
So day three I went out to check my gorgeous curly filly and I am like-- YIKES! Her navel was swollen or herniated big time! A closer look revealed that indeed the curly filly was a curly HORSE COLT! I really do need to wear my glasses at all times! WARM FUZZIES TO YOU!