Valentine’s Day Came Early at Rosecrest

Valentine’s Day Came Early at Rosecrest

Empire Diva’s projected due date was February 8th.  She had been very large for quite sometime and I told her owners we might consider sending a “wide load” sign with her to the pasture.  Don’t worry I didn’t tell her that.  All she knew was that her that her graceful stride had turned into a waddle. Even though it was about a week early, she started showing us all the signs that she was ready to have this baby.  And, yes,  they go thru several phases before delivering.   But days went by and… no baby.  Mother Nature is in control and we just have to be patient. Waiting for this foal was just making me a little crazy…WHY???  …Because Empire Diva was carring a baby by Goldencents.  Yes, the one and only GOLDENCENTS. Waiting for any baby is exciting, but when you are waiting for a second generation because you have already delivered one of the parents in this same barn is super exciting. Unlike us, many farms in this area have been in the horse business for generations and have seen this happen for quite a number of equine generations.  We, however, have only been in this business for 11 years.  I know I have friends who are probably smiling as they read this, but ….WOW… I can’t believe it’s been that long. Six years ago when Karyn, Colleen and I were impatiently waiting for Golden Works to deliver her Into Mischief foal, we had not a clue of what was ahead of us…. that the colt she finally delivered would go on to achieve such great success, earn a spot in...