Foal Watch 2021 - 'Tis the Season!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! :smiley:

Who has foals coming and when? My mare is only at day 248 today, so I’ll be living vicariously through the rest of you for a while yet.

Just one in foal this year.
Widmark mare in foal to Landkoenig, but not due till mid March.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s baby pictures!!

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Humorlee (Distorted Humor) is 331 days in foal to St Patrick’s Day (Pioneerof the Nile, full bro to American Pharoah). Looks like she is 5-7 days out at least. Her page has really improved this year (5yo has earnings of nearly $100k, and has black type on another one, plus 2yo is 1-0-1 in his first 3 starts), and fingers crossed for a major “breed up” in 2021.

Shezagreatgal (Albert The Great) is 321 days in foal to my eventing stallion Saketini (Bernardini). This will be her third Saketini foal, the previous two are just lovely.

Entice (Cherokee Run) is 306 days in foal to St Patrick’s Day. I love this mare, she’s booked to Enticed (MDO) at Darley for 2021 but hoping I might breed her for sport after that.

Bella Veloche (Sightseeing) is 304 days in foal to Saketini. She is a maiden, so all bets are off!

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Wow, @EventerAJ, you’re going to be very busy for the next couple of months! That’s a lovely collection of broodmares you have.

@Montanas_Girl thanks! I’m really thankful for them… Going to be a sleepless February, but I’m glad I get most of it done early!

I’m excited to see what SPD produces, this is his first crop. Hoping are as nice as the Pharoahs I’ve seen. (And curious to see if my Saketini foals are better :wink:).

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The foal I have coming this spring will be a full sibling to my 2018 palomino Half Arabian. I know @EventerAJ is familiar with my saga with her. Not sure if everyone else is, but TLDR version is that she was diagnosed with juvenile osteoarthritis of both hocks last summer. I wasn’t sure how she’d respond to treatment, but she started training last weekend, and these videos were taken today:

I backed her very, very lightly last spring (a dozen 10 minute walk/trot rides spread over 90 days). She was turned out all summer/fall as I normally do with two-year-olds, so she was essentially a blank slate a week ago. I’m BEYOND thrilled with how she’s coming along, and now I’m even more anxious for this year’s foal to get here!

Both of the “class of 2018” threads we had running previously have disappeared since the forum upgrade; this seemed the most appropriate place to share my good news. :smiley:

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@Montanas_Girl Glad to know Sidney is doing well! I was looking for the 2018 thread and disappointed it got lost in the move. Miso is over 16.1 now. I free jumped him a month ago, and we didn’t go over 2’9" but he showed a nice jump in there. We’ve been building and moving to a bigger farm, so his training schedule is on the back burner but that’s completely fine to have an extended break at this age. A couple days ago I separated my 2020 foals, didn’t want any funny business to start between the colt and filly. I put the colt with Miso and he LOVES him. Miso thinks it’s his baby, very protective of little Ninja and makes sure the other horse gives him space. Herd dynamics are fascinating.

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@EventerAJ, broken record here, but just wanted to say all your girls are lovely! Jingles everyone’s foalings go well this year!

Thank you! I’m quite proud of my little mare band and can’t wait to see what they produce. :slightly_smiling_face: