The Cycle of Life Begins Anew

The Cycle of Life Begins Anew

Foaling season began with Melody’s Spirit 2016, a filly by Atreides, born Wednesday, January 20th.  Mama was soooo considerate, and delivered before midnight.  The delivery was fortunately easy for both mama and foal. Baby Mel was born at 11:15 and actually tried to stand by 11:20.  She was successfully up within 20 minutes and immediately went to nurse.  She has long legs, weighed 115 lbs. (sounds like we are describing a model), and is a beautiful bay with a nice star on her forehead. It’s always fun watching foals experiment with their legs.  Baby Mel realized she could stand and made a circle around mama.  She tried sneaking under mama, but with her long legs mama decided that was not going to happen.  So baby hopped around the stall instead.  Once she was checked by the vet and given a clean bill of health, she went outside with mama for a short time. Melody’s Spirit is by Scat Daddy and was born January 11, 2009.  Her first born is a 3-year-old named Whitmore by Pleasantly Perfect born January 23, 2013 in Kentucky.  He is doing great at the track with two wins from three starts, and his second win was just four days before his half-sister was born.  The win was at Oaklawn Park where he showed good speed and energy down the stretch.  Baby Mel’s owner, Nick Cosato, would love to see him get to Kentucky the first Saturday in May. Baby Mel was born with a very mature nature.  She not only tolerated the foaling team, she actually enjoyed them rubbing her head, body and legs.  She stood still for them to take her...
Happy New Year…Happy Birthday

Happy New Year…Happy Birthday

Happy New Year!  It’s January first 2016 and every horse is celebrating their birthday.   So as of today, we have no foals / weanlings.  (I may not be able to say that for long because we have a mare thinking about delivering her foal!)  And, as and as you can see, we celebrated with a choice of treats. So all the babies I wrote about last year are now yearlings, all the yearlings are two year olds, and so on.  The mares have sworn me to secrecy about their ages, except Tigress Woods.  She is proud to be 17 and pregnant for the last time.  Some of you may remember that she has given us many good runners, including Miss Dixie Rose (whom I wrote about in my last blog) and Lookin At Tiger. As a yearling Lookin At Tiger did not bring the price we wanted, so we chose not to sell him but race him instead.  One of our friends in Cincinnati wanted to buy into a racehorse so we told him about Lookin At Tiger, he put together an LLC with several of his friends and bought part of him.  They were very happy to stand in the winners circle one night at Churchill Downs  when Tiger broke his maiden.  Then later that year we all stood in the winners circle at Keeneland…what a thrill that was.  Lookin At Tiger is now retired and enjoying a second career eventing.  He seems to love it and is doing great. So back to the farm… It’s a quiet time.  There are not many guests at the B&B, Lil’s is running...