Breeding

Registry choices

Registry choices

Gina’s due to foal in mid-to-late April, which somehow seems both terrifyingly soon and impossibly far off. One of the things I’ll need to do when her offspring is born is register it with one of the various warmblood registries that it ought to be […]

Breeding (and life) update

Breeding (and life) update

Whew, where did the last few weeks go? This time of year is always fairly busy for me, but the last month has been a whirlwind. I spent half a week in Denver for my sister-in-law’s wedding at the end of September, and went to […]

Breeding update

Breeding update

Gina went to the vet for a pregnancy check on Wednesday, and I’m pleased to report she is in foal to Mannhattan! There were actually two embryos in there, which is somewhat common in Thoroughbred mares. Twin pregnancies in equines are bad all around, so […]

Adventures in breeding 2017

Adventures in breeding 2017

Last year, I decided I’d start the breeding process earlier in 2017. In 2016, I bred Gina in June; by time┬ávet determined she’d reabsorbed the embryo, it was September, and I didn’t want to rebreed then. (No one wants to be born in the awful […]

Stephanie and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day(s)

Stephanie and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day(s)

After spending a very pleasant week in Mason City, Iowa at the USDF Region 4 Championships, I came home on Monday night and was greeted by a desperate, frustrated Johnny, two guys from a water damage restoration company, and three city utility employees. A root […]