Monday, June 26, 2017

Many Miles

Right after our walk Madeira was loaded into the trailer and hauled to Hoerr Vet clinic for a 9:00 am appointment for an ultrasound. Within minutes of getting to the clinic, Dr. Hoerr had her in the stocks and pronounced pregnant.
No twins either just a normal 23 day pregnancy.
Madeira is due May 15th, 2018. This foal will be considered a Warlander as it will be half Andalusian and half Friesian. I was back on the way home by 9:15 am and made it to the farm by 9:50 am. Karin and a new helper Elisabeth were working with Whitney in the round pen.
They brought her right over and loaded her up with Madeira in the front of the trailer. Star and her filly Elsa were loaded into the back of the stock trailer and we were on our way to Middle Grove.
The horses were all up at the top of the hill grazing by the gate when we arrived. The horses in the trailer were left in until we had the 4 horses we were bringing home outside the gate. Elisabeth held Jenis while Bunni, Missy and Cookie were tied up to the trailer and only then did we unload Star and her filly. They were put in with the herd, their lead ropes used to put Missy and Cookie in the back of the stock trailer then Madeira and Whitney were unloaded and put in with the herd. Jenis and Bunni were put in the front of the trailer. These horses are coming home as Indian camp starts tomorrow. Joan is running it and of course Indians need horses. We made it home before 11:00 am, put all 4 of these horses in Ribbon's paddock. I went in to eat a late breakfast while Karin took Evan out for training. By the time I brought Rosaleigh and her colt by Evan out to the outdoor arena she was just about finished with Evan but I was able to snap one picture of Evan standing at attention.
I was hoping Rosaleigh was out but unfortunately she is still in, she will be teased and covered tomorrow morning if she still shows then. Her colt is so elegant. He will surly be the fantasy Friesian stallion everyone desires with his blueblack color, his big movement and the mega hair. 

 Karin took Evan back and went to bring Valiant out. 
 Valiant has matured into a gorgeous stallion. Karin's first remarks were, "what a magnificent horse!" I have to agree. He is so well built and huge at 16.2 hands. 

Once the horses were put back Karin went over to Rachel's for Funday Monday but later brought Faith and Berlica over to ride the horses making sure they were ready for Indian came tomorrow.
I had to run to Sam's Club and Aldi for food for the camp then start supper.
This evening the website was updated, posting some of the pictures taken today. Diane sent some pictures of her company Sunday at Middle Grove. She and Mike hosted Jill & Bob and Gary & Gina. They rode horses, took jeep rides and took the pontoon boat out on the big lake and fished. One funny story about that was they were catching these huge bass, taking them off the hook and throwing them back. Gina couldn't figure out why they would spend the time fishing then throw them back. the answer to that question is Mike and Diane do not clean fish! Below are the pictures she emailed of their evening.

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