April In Paris

April In Paris

Spring in Paris, my view out the window is lush green grass (that you can almost see growing).  It’s hard to describe just how green the pastures are. Local photographers often comment that people believe the colors in their photos are being manipulated to achieve this vivid green…..NOT TRUE.  Then you have the flowering trees that seem to bloom overnight, shades of whites to pale pink to deep magenta…. it’s like MAGIC.  Then add mares and foals lazily grazing… or when the foals decide it’s race time and one will start to run. Usually Shane’s Girlfriend ’20 by Arrogate is the instigator, then Malibu Gem ’20 by Mendelssohn,  then First Shift ’20 by Flatter and so on until they’re all running.  Then they decide racing is done and they start harassing their mamas. It’s a good thing these mamas are used to home schooling, they do it every year.  Rosecrest Farm mares home schooling their little ones. Caradini ’20 Now let me introduce you to our newest baby, Caradini ’20 by Classic Empire.  As usual, Caradini goes past her due date by 10 to 12 days.  She also likes to play the game of “Can I have my baby while your head is turned??” Darby’s Hope was our first mare to play this game. They try to catch us not not looking. I wonder if this goes back to their instincts of foaling in the wild by themselves. Over the years we’ve gotten pretty good at spying on these girls, as they don’t know we’re cheating by using cameras.   Caradini’s filly by Classic Empire was born at 3:07 am....