Friday, September 16, 2011

You caught me dreaming...

My favorite!!!
Yep, this is the stud we bred Bailey to. I can't help but dream about foals that are mine and Bailey when I see him!


Yes, I have doubled my horses. In one day.

WHAT??? You may say, but it's true.

 A few weeks ago a guy we know said that he really needed to get rid if his chariot racing team, and wanted to know if we would take them. So, my dad, the wonderful heart that he is said yes. So I have doubled my 'herd.'

At least they are both geldings. I DO NOT LIKE MARES ANYMORE!!!!

They both seem to be really gentle and let me do anything on the ground with them. Walk behind them, spray them etc.

One is broke for sure. I haven't tried to ride them though. The guy rode one of them to our house though.

The downside...they're thouroughbreds. Which is just as bad as a mare in my opinion!!! Especially since these are race horses.
I took pictures but I can't find the camera cord. But one is really pretty, he has a flaxen mane and tail any way the other one is OK though.

And yeah, they're for sale if someone out there wants them. Just let me know...

Monday, September 5, 2011


We got a couple of day old heifer calves to bottle feed and then take to market. We are just starting with one per kid, but I think we will get more next time around. We still don't have Caleb's yet and he is about to burst he is so excited. I kind of like it though because a lot of times he will go out and feed mine for me!!

The nice thing is that we don't have to feed them in the middle of the night or during the day, just once around 6-7 am and 6-7 pm so it isn't too bad.

Jared's at like 2 days old

My calf sucking on Caleb's fingers and my cousin Erica
It's pretty funny when we have to leave our farmer/rancher friends' baptism because we have to go feed! Usually it is the other way around, it was kind of weird!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Simple? With her? Never!

So, a couple of years ago I had this wonderful idea. Let's breed Bailey!

Well, this year that idea came to life as we bred her.

But, I had forgotten that, NOTHING IS SIMPLE WITH HER!!!!

The first time we bred her (talked about in one of my previous posts) she didn't catch, and of course, we couldn't tell when we took her to the stud, so we had to get her ultrasounded. And...nothing.

So, we gave her a shot of lute and we bred her again.

And of course this time she looked pregnant when we checked her with the stud,

but...I kept feeling like we needed to get her ultrasounded anyway. So finally, I got an appointment.

and of course...

She was pregnant...


And horses rarely can support twins until birth, and even if they do, one usually dies(if not both of them) or they both will be weak etc.

BUT, one of the fetus' looked sick and we could hardly get a heartbeat on it (in fact they called in another vet to look for the heartbeat because the first vet couldn't)

So we dropped her off one night the next week so that they could ultrasound her again early the next morning (we didn't want to have to be in gooding at 5 am!), so that they would have the rest of the day to abort it if necessary.

They called us that afternoon and said we could come pick her up and that it was almost dead, they couldn't find a heartbeat at all and before both fetus' had been the same size but they were now noticeably a different sizes.

They prescribed a hormone for her to help her maintain her other pregnancy and told us to bring her back in two weeks to make sure the sick one died.

And can I just say that the gooding vets are awesome!!!! They definitely have lifelong clients now!!!

Oh, and I almost forgot to tell you, the healthy one is a COLT!!! YAY!! I do not want anymore mares!!! I am good with the geldings!