I arrived at Hoerr vet clinic at 8:40 am and by 9:10 am was on my way home. Anna IS cycling and has a 43 mm on her right ovary. She will probably ovulate in a couple days. Zephyr was good for Dr. Hoerr drawing his blood for the coggins test, we didn't even take him out of the trailer.
When I arrived home I made a quick breakfast then jumped in the car for the trip to Big R in Pekin where I loaded 650 pounds of grain and 150 pounds of salt blocks into the car. Just so Mark knows the salt blocks were all put on the floor. One in the front and the other 2 in the back, one by each door. Five bags of grain were put in the trunk, 6 bags were put in the back seat (3 on each side) and 2 bags were put in the front seat. This in no way over loaded the car but when I told the lady at Big R I was going to put it all in the Prius she wasn't sure it would fit. These cars are actually more roomy than they look. Four of the bags of grain and the salt blocks were dropped off on the cabin porch. Mike needs the grain as he is feeding Sheena and Soul there. The salt blocks will be dropped off at Middle Grove when he takes his next trip out. The rest of the grain was put away in the stall barn.
Then it was time to start the 'real' chores. The stalls were stripped and re-bedded and the indoor arena cleaned. We had the 3 mares with their 3 foals inside from Sunday afternoon until this morning and they made quite a mess. That was the best option to keep these foals warm and dry, it was cold and raining Sunday and Lily won't share the shelter with the other mares and foals.
As soon as Emily arrived back we moved 2 bales, one in the short shelter and one in the middle paddock. Anna was then covered by Valiant then moved into the short shelter paddock with Zephyr while Indy was moved in with Eliza. Then it was time to do a job we usually forget until the foals are at Middle Grove, PULL HAIR for the registrations. Zalena's filly was done first, then Lola's filly. Lily, Ayanna and Star along with their 3 foals were first taken into the stall barn and hair pulled from each of the foal's tails then these 6 moved into the middle paddock. This paddock has 2 shelters with hay and a big pavilion so if it rains they can all stay dry. Below Ayanna and her colt now named Caspian are sharing a shelter with Lily and Joanna.
Star and her filly Austara were happy eating hay in the other feeder.
She then asks him to sit and stay while she dismounts. He will stay until she tells him to get up.
Pat posted some adorable pictures of her colt out of her mare Whisper by Evan. She writes: The energizer bunny just launched.. Lol This boy can't keep his feet on the ground...
Doesn't Evan throw BEAUTIFUL BABIES!