Friday, June 3, 2011

Last spring foal arrival

Help me name this gem of a colt! He may hang around to be another breeding stallion and for some reason, I just have struggled and no name I come up with suits this sparkling personality and sounds important and unique. Please send me ideas!

This is our last for the spring out of Karina and by Ami MacHugh's amazing Kianto. Can't see in the grass but has 3 white socks which would be different for us to have markings in one of our boys. Who wouldn't like Kianto--big and black and talented, but mostly, I wanted one of his sons (Wanapum is his half-brother) because of Kianto's personality and willingness and it looks like this colt is going to have an exceptional personality as well. Thanks, Ami, for allowing this to happen.

Speaking of Ami, a lovely mare that she bred and now belongs to a friend in Texas has come to stay with us for a bit. I'll be breeding her and enjoying her super colt that is at her side while they are here. Her name is Galerna and she is tall, big boned, quiet and it is a real honor to have her with us. I would love her baby to be a filly to add another bloodline on from Galerna's dam side to my program, but of course just hope for a healthy baby. In between anguishing over what to name the bay colt, I anguish over whether to breed Galerna to Gitano or Wan. Please vote in on that too!

A few more mares confirmed in foal and still breeding to get everyone settled. Already 100 degrees today here so our breeding season will quickly come to a halt until fall. Working on getting some of the babies ready to wean, had hay cut this week and just the usual stuff going on.

If you will not be offended if I don't end up using, I welcome a long list of names that start with a P. Help me!