We are honored to report that Oksana was bred to Evan and confirmed in foal due June 21st, 2019.
Star was bred to Valiant and confirmed in foal due June 22nd 2019
and Roxanne was bred to Evan and due June 30th, 2019.
We walked out of the barn to see this beautiful brightly colored rainbow glowing in the sky. It stretched all the way across the sky. I only had my phone with me and it took two shots to get it all in. We had almost an inch and a half of rain today and we were glad for it.
This was all good, the problems came after Dr. Hoerr left. Star's colt refused to follow his mom into the paddock. I ended up just putting them in the field with the plan to move them as soon as Roxanne was put away. I brought Roxanne and her filly to the back gate, went to open the inner gate going into the paddock from the field Star was in, slipped in the mud from all the rain and fell. Without thinking I didn't let go of the lead rope. Roxanne spooked to see me on the ground in the mud and took off dragging me a few feet before I finally let go of the rope. By the time I made it back up to my feet I was covered in mud from my hair all the way down the back side to the feet. Meanwhile Roxanne had run to the far end of the field and her filly was on the other side of the fence both upset. I went to grab Roxanne leaving the gate and Wicktoria came bursting through and ran all the way down to where Star was squealing at Evan through the fence. Roxanne was caught first, she and her filly put in the paddock and the gate shut, then I tromped all the way to the end of the field to bring the other two up. By the time I got in the house to try to shower off all of the mud it was 6:30 and way to late to make it to church. Mark and I listened on-line. Not the way I had planned to spend the evening.
Mom, Diane, Joan, Beth, Rachel and David all flew out this afternoon for a trip South. They found cheap air flights going to Destin, Florida which is just a 2 hour trip to Gulf Shores. Diane was able to rent a car for the week for under $200.00. Greg and Mike will be joining them Friday. They are sure to enjoy this trip.