Monday, April 26, 2010

Could this be a 100% filly spring?

This photo is Oceanica, 9 days old today (Karina x Gitano). What a mover! I almost hate to see this one go to someone for a broodmare as she will be such a fun ride--all 3 gaits just lovely to watch and I bet she'll be a dream to ride. Tall and I'm guessing will end up black/bay like Gitano.

Last night, for the first time in my horse career that I can remember, I was hoping for a colt, but Destinada had another filly. Thankfully, Desti and Obriza are healthy and like full brother and sister, Macanuo and Nydia, I think Obriza is going to be fabulous. But I'd agreed to sell a grey colt to the nicest people who have been diligent about payments and were hoping for their colt last fall. When that didn't happen, they agreed to wait until spring. So now, 6 fillies in a row and the only mare left to foal is Bielsa who can't have a grey so waiting to hear what these nice folks want to do.

Will get photos of the newest filly in a day or two when she's out and about and bombard anyone reading with more photos.

Busy mostly with closing down the office and final move this Wednesday, so these late nights foaling are taking tolls but I should have a couple of weeks until Bielsa delivers so sleep on the way for me. Hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather as much as I am.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Girls, Girls, Girls!

Two fillies in one day arrived on April 13th!
Flama has once again outdone herself and had her third filly in a row by Gitano. The first, Mireia, was an extraordinary mover and grey and headed to Mexico. The second, a bay turning much darker this spring as she turned one is Niza, the first baby I've kept in several years which shows how wild about her I am. Well, big hoofprints to fill and the newest addition, Otamisia, is going to have no trouble doing that!
Otamisia translates to "perfect" and Valente and I both are smitten. The photo here is at a day old (sorry--no sun!) Impossible to even guess her color at this point and being the least patient human on earth, I already sent off hair samples for dna.
That Ota is a granddaughter of Incauta who I miss so much since she sold, of Hereje and Dadivoso's great granddaughter doesn't exactly make her less appealing to me.
Sigh.....another filly NOT going on the sale list. At least yet. You'd never know I need money far more than I need another filly.
Congratulations to Marilyn and Doug, my boarders and friends, on the arrival of Valeria. Some of you may remember when I had the stunning chestnut stallion, Urucum, here for a while. Well, he went to Michigan and his first breeding was to our current boarder, thoroughbred/draft cross, Maizie. Maizie is huge and grey and about as docile a mare as you'd want to meet and she delivered a big boned and tall, angel sweet filly that her owners dubbed Valeria. What an honor to get to experience Uri's first foal and to get to know Valeria.
Also congratulations to Alice and Randy whose chestnut mare, Foxy, gave birth to a leggy, quite tall black filly by Chulo. Chulo seems to be continuing with his history of throwing very tall offspring. We are tickled that Nicole is back in foal to Chulo and hoping that the baby next spring will be a carbon copy of Madonna who was so very special.
Karina should be next to foal--she is so huge that the mind boggles at the thought that this baby could be even bigger than last year's gigantic Nicodemo, soon to be heading to South Carolina.
Ibiza back in foal to Gitano, Gentileza in foal to Gitano and Conesa to Wanapum for the spring, 2011 bunch. A few more to check soon as we've been breeding away.
Beautiful weather, beautiful babies---life is pretty darn good! Hope the same for you....