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Foal Friday

I always find it absolutely fascinating to watch horses grow and develop, and with Foals it seems to scratch that itch on a near daily basis.  Dory is just over 2 weeks old and growing like an absolute weed.  I haven't been nearly as hands-on with her as I was with Amara due to being nearly 8 months pregnant, but regardless I'm happy with her.  She's easy to catch, is about 85% on leading (occasionally tests pressure), doesn't care at all about fly sprays, picks up all her feet, and is very friendly.  Watching her unfold, despite being quite strong right from birth, is always remarkable and each day she looks more and more like a horse than a plate of spaghetti. A few hours old Vs. nearly 2 weeks old She's really hard to get decent photos of because she always wants to be in my lap She's going to be a pretty solid girl! Amara Vs. Dory at the exact same age. Amara was very hunter-ish, while Dory appears to be much more of a sporty type.

Welcome To The World: Finding Dory

Better late than never, right?  I'm extremely tardy on this post, so if you follow me on FB or IG and already know about it, here's the whole story. As many already knew, my broodmare Fastination (AKA Vida, Mama V, Big V or V) was re-bred to the KWPN Stallion Parcival for a full sibling to last years filly Ostara BRR (AKA Amara).  Amara sold prior to weaning to a local Jr Hunter Rider who primarily shows on the central and southern circuit, and has an interest in breeding sport horses in the future.  Amara was very much a hunter type, was extremely friendly and an absolute pleasure to work with.  Vida had Amara on gestational day 329, which is relatively early but very much in the 'safe zone', which is deemed as 320 days for full size horses.  Granted, many foal prior to 320 and have health, happy foals without any issue.  Vida's foaling last year was textbook, and went extremely well.  She built a bag over the span of about 6 weeks, waxed, loosened, and thanks