We had a good day here. Dr. Hoerr was suppose to arrive this morning but had a couple customers call, one was an emergency colic and another was horse down. This gave me time to work with the foals. Indy's filly and Soul's filly were given haltering and tying lessons today. Sangria and her filly spent the night outside last night but today got too hot for the 1 day old little girl so they were brought back in the stall for the afternoon.
I took a quick trip to Big R in Pekin for some grain and beet pulp. The last of the beet pulp was used this morning. Eliza and Sheena both get an extra feeding each day and the beet pulp is added to their grain. These 2 mares will lose weight nursing and we don't want to see that. When I got back from Pekin Karin was here power washing the barn walls. She has a week of vaulting clinics scheduled starting Monday. Phil arrived with a load of concrete. Mark wanted it dumped by the pond, he is going to be filling in a pretty steep ravine with this.
This was a pretty big load and Emily used the skid steer to help unload the trailer.
Dr. Hoerr arrived around 2:45 pm and it didn't take long for him to declare Mara pregnant. Mara belongs to a lady named Raechel from Maryland. She is the black mare in the picture below.
The next mare done was Indy, she is not ready to breed yet. When Indy is nursing she doesn't cycle every 18-20 days it is more like 30 days. We will have to start teasing her. Jenis was the last mare sonagrammed. She was showing to Evan yesterday and sure enough she has a nice sized follicle but had some free floating fluid in her left uterine horn. We haven't had a foal from Jenis since Raven died. We decided we should try this year.
Karin was working horses while we were in the barn sonagramming the mares. She worked with Roxanne first and was pleased. Roxanne is responding well to her method. Rosaleigh was the next mare and she was just finishing up with her hosing her down by the time we finished up in the barn.