Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Goose Carnival

The pictures from the carnival at the Giant Goose Ranch have finally been uploaded. There were lots of pictures to go through and not all were posted. Sorry if I missed your child. To see them click HERE.
 Jewel is testing around 250 but quiet. She isn't due until July 20th. Jewel has gone 21 days early in 2014 and 19 days early in 2015 so she will be stalled tonight. She is not pacing and is standing quietly. When a mare is in the first stages she will pace and break into a sweat. We have her on the monitor and if that starts we will all be on alert. We may be gun shy ever since that Marika's emergency C section but Jewel has always foaled without incident and this is her 5th foal all by Evan. Jewel's first four foals have been amazing and we expect no less from this one. Her first foal was a gorgeous black filly born August 30th, 2012 we named Olivia.
The next filly born on August 15th, 2013 was a bay filly we named Rhiannon but her owner renamed her SkyFire. Skyfire is now 16.2 hands and competing and winning championships for her owner.
Treasure was born on July 16th, 2014. Treasure had huge movement but had the attitude to go with it.
Check out the video below, she kicks at her mom at least 4 times, maybe 5. What a stinker!

Jewel's last year colt was the first colt she had ever thrown. We think they were all nice but this colt was amazing. He had a trot that floated, his regular trot looked like everyone else's extended trot. He was born June 20th, 2015. But even better than his amazing movement was his sweet loving, want to please disposition.
check out his movement in the video below:
As Jewel delivers around 3 weeks early we did not breed her back on her foal heat last time. Did you notice the trend from August 30th, 2012, August 15th, 2013, July 16th, 2014, June 20th, 2015? Jewel settled each time on her foal heat but last year we decided not to breed her back on her foal heat and she settled on the next. This mare is so very fertile and produces amazing foals.
Volley ball is getting ready to start over at the playground. A big group showed up and all had a great time.

 Of course we had somemores over the camp fire.
 The volley ball court lights needed to be turned on as the games went late into the evening.
 Sarah Reinhard brought out lots of fun fireworks for the kids.
They had a lot of fun with the sparklers.  To see the rest of the evening pictures click HERE.

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