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Breeding for 2010 foals

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Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 592
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 11:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Half of the excitment of foaling season is the new babies and the other half is breeding for the next season.

This year, we have 4 incredible foals, Samba, Aguileno, Nina, and Gloriosa with one more expected.

We have already bred Preciosa, Doctora, Galea and Eneida, will be breeding Fabulilla and Jezebel right after Easter and that leaves our last but not least mare, Europa for May.

This year we have used fresh shipped semen, frozen semen and sent one mare to the stallion's home to be bred. Several have been bred on their foal heat.

We will start to do pregnancy checks (ultra sound) on Thursday.

The mares range from maiden 3 year olds to older mares that have had 3 foals. None have any known reproductive problems and their ages range from 3 to 11.

I would be happy to note their progress here on the board if anyone is interested.
 

Kathee McGuire
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Username: Katheekj

Post Number: 884
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 01:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am persoanlly interested in your mares. I think they are all magnificent. I am going to see what this breeding produces and if the results are pleasing, I will probably breed her back to the same stud.
 

Angela Barbour
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Username: Palominomare2006

Post Number: 283
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 01:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm going to be breeding my Newest Mare DNA LT KID N SIERRA. Just have not find the right stallion and I'm hoping to be breeding for a April/May baby.

I will be Also breeding my Gypsy Cross mare to my New stallion if I feel she mental ready. Other then that I will not be breeding Cindy Back as I was hoping to.
 

Ad TB
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Username: Ajvtbs

Post Number: 424
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 02:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looking forward to seeing your progress reports Terry. We're going to be breeding 8 Thoroughbred mares all to thoroughbred stallions. We've already covered four
Mor scanned in foal at about 35 days,
Wunder scanned in foal at about 40 days.
Wink, scanned not in foal at 16days and dut to be covered again tomorrow evening.
Comp, covered 14 days ago. dut to be scanned tomorrow
Aggie, mare that aborted last year, due to be covered but very fluidy
Happy, aborted a Hydrops foal on Christmas night, due to be covered on her next heat after giving her since December to recover from the difficult foaling and fluid
Queen Bee, if she ever foals!
Dessie who's due next week

In the thoroughbred world we're constantly fighting the clock, with a very short breeding season. We don't cover any mares usually after the end of May and the season starts on the 14th February. Hopefully we can get as many of them in foal as possible.
The mares range in age from 5 to 16 and I'll post pics of them and the stallions shortly
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 594
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 02:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the best way to see pix of my mares is to go to the website; www.purespanishmares.com

This year i have leased two excellent mares....Galera MHF and Eneida EDA. These two and my two, Galea MHF and Europa MHF are closely related on the sire side and I plan to breed all four to the same stallion. I am trying to set a type in my program...it will be interesting to see how that works out.

Doctora, Nicola and possibly Jezebel will be bred to Macareno...he is a stallion I owned for a while.

[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/VP5M6150-01.jpg[/IMG]
 

Dorthy Brown
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Username: Dodib

Post Number: 362
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 04:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am breeding just one this year I think. She is a 13 year old maiden-- the reason I decided to only breed one--she may be a challenge. Registered name is HH Miziinformed breeding stock paint....
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/dodib/DSC01977019-1.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/dodib/DSC01434024.jpg[/IMG]
and her pedigree
http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/hh+mizinformed
She is being bred to Top Hat Edge
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/dodib/Tippy21.jpg[/IMG]
and his pedigree
http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/top+hat+edge
 

Kristin Schmidt
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Username: Kristins

Post Number: 16
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 07:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We're trying again with our 10 year old mare. She lost the foal the last time we tried. So, we changed things up this year - we have a better feed program and we have her on Mare Plus - we started the Mare Plus in March. We are using the same stallion - Mark of Shai and are considering sending Annie to his 'house' to be bred. They only use AI with him.
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 596
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 10:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This week we start to check for pregnancies

Easter Sun, Apr 12 Galea bred to Fugitivo
Tues, Apr 14 Fabulilla will be bred to Fugitivo
WED, Apr 15 is day 15 for Preciosa and Doctora
Mon, Apr 20 is day 16 for Eneida
Tues, Apr 21 is day 14 for Nicola and she had 2 follicles so twins are a possibility

Europa is at 320 days in her pregnancy, bag is gradually increasing, her belly is absolutely huge....she will go to foaling stall at night at 330 days which is a week from Friday. Last year she foaled early. She is dominant enough in the herd to stay with them. No one will bother her. I separate less dominant mares much earlier in their pregnancies and keep them by themselves as much as a month or more.
 

Ad TB
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Username: Ajvtbs

Post Number: 443
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 10:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's hoping you get a lot of postitive scans. We've two mares scanned in foal, Mor and Wunder both are now over 30 days and we'll scan them once more at 45 days and then they'll be turned out and checked again in october.

Comp is due 16 day scan tomorrow

Wink was covered at 8pm this evening, she didn't go in foal on last cover.

Hopefully the two mares with fluid will be covered before the end of the month. Aggie is currently on motillium for 10 days after not responding to 10 days of Regumate. She gets 30mm follicles and hasn't been progressing past that, she then starts to develop fluid.

Happy had a hydrops abortion in December and we've given her time to try and get her uterus back to normal size after all the stretching with excess fluid. Both Happy and Aggie are being lunged for 20 minutes and spend an hour on the horse walker to keep their weight down and help with the fluid
 

Ad TB
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Username: Ajvtbs

Post Number: 461
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 06:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here are some pics of mares and stallions for 2010
Mor and Queen Bee are going to the same stallion. Mor has been scanned 30 days in foal and will be scanned 45 days on Saturday. Queen Bee is 345 days in foal.

Mor
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/29012009028.jpg

Queen Bee
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/08042009916.jpg

Stallion
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/Con-kheleyf-831.jpg
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/Kheleyf.jpg

Wunder and Wink are going to the same stallion. wunder has been scanned 45 days in foal.
Wink was covered again yesterday evening.
Wink
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/20022009210.jpg

Stallion
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/redclubspic1.jpg
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/573999171.jpg

Aggie is due to be covered this month
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/140420091252.jpg

Stallion
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/Verglas.jpg
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/verglas1.jpg

Happy is also due to be covered this month
Happy
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/140420091249.jpg

stallion
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/ElusiceCity.jpg
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/elusivecity-morny021.jpg

Comp scanned 16 days in foal today
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/19022009201.jpg

Stallion
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/Amadeus.jpg
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/AmadeusWolf.jpg

Des 335 days in foal today http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/15032009502.jpg

Not 100% sure od stallion but this may be him
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/chineurweb1.jpg
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 600
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 11:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

All magnificent horses...and great to breed horses with a future and competitions you can follow...it will be fun for you for years...
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 342
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 09:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Guys! I am breeding my APHA mare, Sweetie, to Coronado WW, a big Belgian Warmblood, do pregnancy scan this Friday, keep fingers crossed for me! Kim
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2367
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 03:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Doing the prego dance for you!!!
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 343
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 07:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you Jan...for some reason, I'm not getting excited that she took, guess I don't want to be too disappointed, but, it sure would be nice on my pocket book if all is well...thanks for dancing for me and Sweetie...you are the best! Kim
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 608
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2009 - 01:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

YEAH Preciosa is pregnant and due on March 8. She is in foal to a chestnut stallion and carries one chestnut gene so here are the color possibilities..25% chestnut (gray), 25% chestnut, 18.75% bay (gray), 18.75% bay, 6.25% black(gray) or 6.25% black.

Doctora, Eneida and Nicola will be checked in the next few days.
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 348
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2009 - 09:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Update, vet coming Sunday am at 10:30.....nail biting going on....will let you all know....(sigh)....this is worse than me waiting to know if I was pregnant many years ago
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 612
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 02:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I took Preciosa to the vet today to be bred. She is a maiden 3 year old with a normal cycle. She was given her shot to bring her into heat on the 8th and is building a very nice follicle now. She will be AI with frozen semen in the next 1-2 days. I will keep you posted,
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 613
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 10:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

sorry not Preciosa...it was Jezebel
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 351
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 04:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, we are not preggo, guess we are trying for round two...I really did not have a good feeling about this first breeding so I am not surprised...vet said she had a pretty good sized follicle going on, we shall ck her again Tuesday...but now stallion can only collect M-W next week, they are going out of town Th-Sunday....my vet said isn't that convenient, so we may miss her this time too! GAH....keeping fingers crossed...:-) Good luck to everyone else waiting to find out...Kim
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 617
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 08:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jezebel was bred on Sunday to Macareno...

Wednesday is D day around here or should I say..F Day... Nicola, Doctora and Eneida will be foal checked 15-18 days, Nicola may have twins...(double ovulation)and will go to vet for pinching if needed

Europa will be u/s to see that baby is in right position for birth

Spring shots for all yearlings and 2 yr olds
and worming all around......
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 618
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 08:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kim

scheduling breeding can be so frustrating...hope all coincides this time or shortly and you get what you want without too much more troubler
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 352
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2009 - 09:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Terry, it is frustrating. I talked to the stallion owner and she said they've been shipping for him for 3 years and only two mares including mine didn't take on first shipment, the other mare was due to infection, got new repro person and she took. I do trust my vet, I just think we missed her ovulation or the better follicle. We AI'd on Wed & Thurs, checked Friday, she ovulated one follicle, but Saturday evening she was walking around her paddock in very strong heat, blinking at everyone who would look and spilling out near the boys....so I think that was her prime time and if they collected the stallion on Tuesday, the likelihood of it lasting thru Saturday night, I just don't know, guess it was not meant to be. Vet said she is clean and should not have any problems there...so I'm hoping this will be the one! Kim
PS - Good luck to you, hoping all goes well tomorrow for you.....mine is getting re-checked tomorrow too...
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 634
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 11:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

VERY BAD NEWS...checked doctora, eneida, and nicola and no body is pregnant! YIKES

Not surprised about Eneida...she is a maiden and was perhaps still in transition

Doctora appears to have caught and lost it as she is at 21 days post breeding and we don't think she has come into heat since breeding....

Nicola is back in heat and will be bred in next few days.
 

Kathee McGuire
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Katheekj

Post Number: 1084
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 07:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow...that stinks...keep us informed on round two
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 356
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 07:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Terry, I feel your pain, but not in the threesome that you have! We AI'd Sweetie again yesterday, checking today for ovulation...I feel much better about this one though, she seemed much more ready and pretty much flagged and flashed most of the evening after breeding to my daughter's gelding pony. I feel really good that we got the ovulation last night and the vet said she had a very large nice follicle that she was following. We didn't expect her to be ready so quick...she checked her this past Sunday and it was like a 30, Tuesday it was a 38 and speculum 2 or something like that....we were afraid it was too late to get semen, but the owner came through and drove it to the airport for 7:00 pm departure...so keeping fingers crossed, don't know how much longer my funds will hold out to continue to try, but I hate to give up! Kim
 

Ad TB
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Username: Ajvtbs

Post Number: 590
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Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 09:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm sorry to hear that Terry, better luck with the next coverings.

My mares are now as follows
Mor scanned 45 days in foal last Saturday, that's the end of her scanning until October.

Comp scanned 16 and 20 days in foal, due for 30 day scan on Monday.

Wunder is coming home from stud today finally, she's about 50 days in foal but I'll get my Vet to check her tomorrow just in case.

Wink was covered for the second time, was scanned for ovulation and is due her 16 day scan next Wednesday.

Happy was covered this morning at 11:30, she was given an LH yesterday evening, she had a 38mm follicle yesterday, her swab was clean and she'd no fluid. Hopefully she'll go in foal. She's been a bit of a problem since aborting a hydrops foal on Christmas day. Her uterus was very stretched and fluidy. We've been working very hard with her, exercising her for an hour every day. Every time she's in season we've been giving her oxytocin 4 times a day and teasing her twice a day. This is her first heat since she aborted that she hasn't had any fluid. She'll get oxy again 4 hours after covering and again at 6 hourly intervals for the next 3 days. The vet will be out in the morning to flush and treat her and fingers crossed we'll have given her the best opportunity to go in foal.

Queen Bee will be scanned tomorrow for foal heat 8 days, we intend on short cycling her so she'll be given a PG next week and should be covered 4-5 days after that.

Aggie is midcycle, she hasn't been covered yet. She should be coming into season again in about another 16 days and we'll follow the same procedure as Happy, she's currently exercising and we've done so much with her too to get her right but she's posed a problem so far. She aborted sometime between the start of November and the end of December. We never found a foetus but she was still in foal in November. She was ready to be covered in January but the breeding season doesn't start until February 14th so it was too early. She was in under lights since December. In February she swabbed clean but was fluidy so she was flushed for three days, all cultures and smear was normal. The same happened on her next cycle. In March she was in season for 10 days and never progress beyond a 30mm follicle, she was still full of fluid. We decided to start her on oxytocin 4 times per day. Her fluid resolved but the follicle was never bigger than 30mm. We started her then on 10 days of Regumate and gave her a PG on day 11. She was scanned 4 days after this and still no progress on the follicle but the fluid was gone. She was then started on 10 days of motilleum and she finished that last week. She's not in season at the moment and she last teased on last weekend so we've about another 16 days before she should be in season again. Currnetly she's exercising for an hour a day and I'm keeping my fingers firmly crossed for her next time, she's cost me a fortune in Vet bills so far this year so hopefully she'll go in foal!

Finally, Dessie is 345 days in foal. If everything looks ok after she foals she'll be covered on her foal heat because we're running out of time as the breeding season will be drawing to a close in another month.
 

Samantha
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Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 602
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 01:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yikes, Terry, hopefully you'll catch them next time.

I havn't even started rebreeding yet... waiting for two more mares to foal. I need to vaccinate one of my mares for EVA, I'll probably do that today, then breed her in late May, she's one that lost the pregnancy after 30 days last year. Then I have one more mare that I still havn't come up with a plan on how to get her in foal yet, I might just end up doing embryo transfer with her.

I think getting them back in foal is more stressful than foaling them out for me! Good luck to everybody!
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 357
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 03:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yippee for Sweetie, she ovulated and we only needed the one dosage...so keep fingers crossed, we are on the 15 day waiting game now! I feel good about this one! Kim
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2377
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009 - 12:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Terry~WOW Bummer...sending you pregnant thoughts!!!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 658
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009 - 05:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Preciosa is the only pregnant one...
Checking galea and lil on Wednesday, Nicola being bred today,
Doctora to the vet on Tuesday....

The others later for their first time
Thanks Jan for your thoughts...it gets expensive when 2nd and 3rd rounds are involved...
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 666
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Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 07:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Today traveling north to pick up Preciosa from the breeder. We have a heartbeat with her new baby which is very exciting. Preciosa is a maiden that carries a chestnut gene. She was bred to my friend's chestnut stallion so it will be interesting to see if we get a redhead next spring.

[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/Unknown-1-1.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/preciosa.jpg[/IMG]
 

Kathee McGuire
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Username: Katheekj

Post Number: 1196
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 07:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sounds like you have an excellent chance of getting a chestnut - what a great pairing. Are you using him with any other mares?
 

Ad TB
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Username: Ajvtbs

Post Number: 715
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 08:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great new Terry.
We had Wink scanned 15 days in foal, that's 4 in foal, one carrying service and 3 still to breed.. it's getting late in the season so time is against us if the remaining three don't go in foal first time!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 670
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Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 11:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tomorrow we are checking Fabulilla and Galea...keep fingers crossed...both had great babies and have been bred back to Fugitivo XII. Sunday we check Jezebel...

Doctora is at the vet to be bred in two days
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2383
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 11:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OH Terry I hope you get a redhead baby next year! Fingers and toes dancing the prego dance for you in So. Calif.
 

Nicole
Nursing Foal
Username: Nicole

Post Number: 12
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 01:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Terry is the stallion Gumer?
 

Ad TB
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Username: Ajvtbs

Post Number: 730
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Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 07:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fingers crossed for you Terry
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 672
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Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 01:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes the stallion is Gumer....do you know him?
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 365
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 09:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Terry, how did the prego checks go? I keep being positive about Sweetie, then roll into negative, we don't check her for another week...this is our second attempt....just trying to continue to keep positive thoughts...I've heard of alot not taking first time this year...hope it's just a fluke....hoping all went well! Kim
 

Jan Owen
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Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2391
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 10:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Terry and Kim....Keeping things all crossed for positive results for you both!
 

Nicole
Nursing Foal
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Post Number: 16
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Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 02:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Terry- No, I don't know him personally. Just have seen him on Suzanne's website (and he is the only chestnut PRE stallion that I know of haha )
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Post Number: 677
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Posted on Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 01:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Today we got positive Pregnancy tests for Fabulilla and Galea YEAH
Negative for Jezebel....its ok she is a maiden 3 year old..not unusual

On Sunday, Jezebel and Eneida go to the vet to be bred...also Galera and Europa and Doctora will be bred on Mon/Tues

Thats everyone so we just wait to test for results....
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 374
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Posted on Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 06:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's great Terry! Hopefully good news for me next week! Congrats...
 

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Posted on Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 01:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kim...I have my fingers crossed....
 

Ad TB
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Glad to see you've two more in foal Terry, Hoping for a positive result for you Kim.

This is my update. Happy will be scanned on Sat 16 days since covering.

Aggie started teasing on yesterday. She was scanned this morning and has a 20mm and 25mm folicle. She's got trace fluid, which is fantastic considering how fluidy she's been all year. I'm currently teasing her twice a day, lunging her for 20 minutes and oxytocin every 6 hours. The vet will be back to scan her again on Wednesday so fingers crossed she won't have any fluid.
 

Ad TB
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Posted on Monday, May 04, 2009 - 07:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I also meant to add that Aggie's 4 year old daughter was second in a race today. It was a great run considering it's her first run back after fracturing her pelvis last year so hopefully we'll get the mare in foal and she'll win a few more this year. Here's a pic of her, she's in the light blue colours in second on the outside.
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/race6-px31.jpg
 

Kathee McGuire
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Username: Katheekj

Post Number: 1296
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Monday, May 04, 2009 - 08:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hip hip hooray for you and Aggie's little girl!
 

Jan Owen
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Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2410
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Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 08:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Congratulations Ad! Did you not just love the Kentucky Derby here in the States? Put a big smile on my face for the day. Love it when I horse says I can do :-)
 

Dorthy Brown
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Post Number: 389
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 09:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare had her vet visit friday--everything looked normal--vet broke her hymen and gave her a shot to get her to come into heat.She is going to the stud tomorrow--cross your fingers hoping it only takes one cycle......
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Post Number: 688
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I have 4 mares at the vet this week to be bred to Fugitivo...Galera, Doctora, Eneida and Europa (will be done at home)...Hope all take but then we will have a very exciting time at foaling time!!!!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Europa, Galera, and Doctora were bred today....hopefully Eneida tomorrow. All were bred to the same stallion so was able to ship semen for all in one shipment....that certainly saves money. I have a great vet and this just proves how skillful she is...
 

Ad TB
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Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 05:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dessie was covered on her foal heat at 5pm this evening. She's 11 days since foaling. We usually don't cover them on their foal heat but It's getting late in the season. The vet examined, scanned and speced her yesterday and all was good so she met all his criteria for a foal heat cover so we went ahead. I'm just home from the 8 hour round trip. We walk all our mares in the the stallions if they're going to stallions in Ireland as our vet is fantastic and always has them exactly right. The vet will be out on Saturday to check for ovulation.

Aggie has a 7:30am cover in a stud farm 3 hours away tomorrow morning so It'll be an early start for me and another 6 hour round trip.

Happy is due for a 16 day scan on Saturday too.
 

Dorthy Brown
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Username: Dodib

Post Number: 391
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Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 06:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare went to the stud yesterday--praying for her to take first cycle
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 390
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 06:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm having my mare checked tomorrow to see if she's pregnant...this is our second try...please pray that she is in foal...as I don't think I have the funds to try and third time and really don't think I have the stamina...then I've got to figure out what to do with her....I hate to keep her just sitting around until next year...so I'm not even going there, going to have positive thoughts! Kim
 

Ad TB
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Positive thoughts for you Kim, fingers crossed for you too Dorthy
 

Kim Peavy
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Post Number: 392
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Posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 - 03:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, we are not pregnant again...I don't know what to do now....:-( totally bummed
 

Ad TB
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Posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 - 06:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sorry to hear that Kim, will you try again?
 

Kim Peavy
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Post Number: 393
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Ad, I don't know, do you think I should...everything was in line perfectly these two times...I am beginning to wonder if they just are not a match? I can save it for next year, but really want a foal for 2010...I'm looking for another stallion that is cheap or free, maybe one of the TB farms have one or some that are not getting much service this year and they would be willing to let them cover her...maybe she needs live cover? I still will get a nice warmblood sport horse with a TB.....I just don't know....any ideas?
 

Ad TB
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Username: Ajvtbs

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Posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 - 08:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well the good thing for us is that we pay for a live foal so we can cover the mare as many times as we want and we pay the covering fee when the foal is born alive. We use all TB's and it's all live cover. The bad thing is the stallions are very expensive so our covering fees are always very big. I don't know what else to say if your vet is good and is doing all the right things. Maybe try live cover, it's worth a shot and youi won't have to pay if she doesn't take
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 - 11:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kim..sorry your mare did not take...it is so frustrating to not know why it didn't work. Every year at least one mare has a harder time conceiving...and I have been known to quit until the next year...or use the breeding on another mare...I hope it time you get the foal you want....keep the faith...
 

Kim Peavy
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Post Number: 394
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Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2009 - 11:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, I've found a really nice 17h young TB stallion that is about 2 hours away; the owner is wanting to get some foals on the ground; bought him for sporthorse breeding, he is handsome, just no show record...but it's ok...big bay..anyway, he pretty much is giving me the breeding and he will live cover...so I'm off to try that this week. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be I guess....if she doesn't catch with this, I just don't know....wish us luck...Kim (PS - I'll try the breeding that didn't work next year!)
 

Ad TB
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Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2009 - 05:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well bad news, Happy is not in foal and she's full of fluid again. It's very disappointing because when she was covered she had no fluid, we were giving her oxytocin every 6 hours, she ovulated from two follicles, we treated and flushed her for 3 days post covering and all was looking good but no joy. She's in season and has a 30mm follicle. We're going to give her one more go, so we're back to oxy every 6 hours, the vet swabbed her today, she's lunging for 20 minutes and being teased twice a day. I'm not optimistic that she'll go in foal at all this year. Her uterus must still be very irritated from the hydrops and the abortion.

Dessie was covered two days ago and she's ovulated.

Aggie was covered yesterday, she hasn't ovulated this morning when we checked her but she's got a soft 39mm follicle. We gave her LH yesterday before covering and domperidone twice today. The good thing is she's got no fluid. The vet treated and flushed her this morning, she's gotton oxy three times today and she'll get estrumate last thing tonight, she's still teasting on this evening. The vet will be out in the morning to check her again and if she hasn't ovulated we may have to cross cover her. These problem mares are difficult!!
 

Kim Peavy
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Post Number: 395
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Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2009 - 06:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ad...I'm so sorry, I don't get what's going on this year...they are just being difficult! Maybe they are trying to get us to cut down on numbers of babies for next year....but why ours? Vet is coming out to see Sweetie in AM to tell me when to take her to the live cover stud....hoping this works...Kim
 

Ad TB
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Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2009 - 07:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hope it works for you too Kim, It's very frustrating when it gets to this stage in the year and time is against us. Hope Sweetie goes in foal this time for you
 

Kim Peavy
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Post Number: 396
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 01:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Update: Vet just left, sweetie would be ready to breed tomorrow...in the meantime, the AI stallion owner emailed and discounted big another shipment because they feel so badly she did not take. Call me dumb, but I feel I should try one more time, as I've invested so much already, and I really liked this guy as a match for her. So today, vet took another culture just to be sure nothing is going on with Sweetie, she also put a caslicks in. She feels we need to breed her tomorrow, but cannot get semen that quickly, if they had not emailed me, I'd be on my way for live cover, but they did and I guess it was fate. So, we will probably let her ovulate and then short cycle her to bring her back in...maybe she needs a cycle without being bred...I'm hoping this is the case...maybe I can get some vet bills paid too, before more accrue! Anyway, for such a bummer day on Friday, I never buy scratch off lottery tickets, but Friday afternoon, was so bummed, didn't know how I'd afford yet more bills, bought a $20 scratch off and guess what...I won $500 instantly...I could not believe it! So, someone is trying to tell me to keep trying, or maybe telling me to pay what I've already spent and be done!?? LOL....so, we shall try one more time AI...then off to live cover...then, heck, it will be too late, then have to stop for year!
 

Kathee McGuire
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Username: Katheekj

Post Number: 1349
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 01:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This has been very interesting reading, I am sorry for all of the grief these mares are causing you. For my information, Addie - what do you mean by cross cover?
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Post Number: 697
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Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 01:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

well last week my vet inseminated 4 mares...3 on the same day with shipped semen from Fugitivo....that saved me a lot of $$ in shipping costs...now it is just wait and see. The vet even came out to the farm to inseminate Europa who is on stall rest with the colt from surgery since they can't be trailered anywhere. I am so lucky to have this wonderful and proficient vet....

Hoping for the best....

Good luck Kim...I am keeping fingers crossed for you...often persistence pays off
 

Ad TB
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Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 05:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kathee, we breed all our mares by live cover, the TB industry does not allow AI. We bring our mares to be covered, one pop only cross covering means if they have not ovulated we send them back to be covered a second time. Aggie is going for a cross cover tomorrow, she has ovulated from one follicle but still has another hard 38mm follicle and is in season. The vet checked her this morning and she had ovulated from one but he wants her covered again. He's going to check her again in the morning but I expect it'll be another long drive with the trailer tomorrow!! The joys of it!!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 698
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Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 09:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

here are the yearlings born in 2008...3 fillies...Nobleza, Verbena and Skylar....Skylar is the big dark one, Verbana has a snip on her nose...

The 3 colts have all gone to their new homes...Kenya, Devoto, and Encantador...Kenya is gray, Devoto Bay and Encantador Apricot


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Kathee McGuire
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Username: Katheekj

Post Number: 1351
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The next time I am in California, I have to see your horses in person. They are so Fabulous!
 

Jan Owen
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Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2416
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 01:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kim...are you going to do the oxytocin protocol after you breed too?
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 398
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 03:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jan...yes, I did that last time, but now am wondering if I did not do it long enough...I'm going to print it out and show to vet...I did it for 2 days after ovulation per her instructions....maybe I should have done it longer...?
 

Jan Owen
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Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2421
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Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 07:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I printed it out and gave it to my vet when I used it too:-) I think following the protocol is it because then you have the cervix closing...also my vet inseminated and gave a shot to make sure she ovulated....I really have my fingers and toes crossed and doing the fertility dance because I know how much you want this!
 

Dorthy Brown
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Username: Dodib

Post Number: 395
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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 10:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare came home from the studs yesterday. She was ultrasound before coming home and had ovulated-- was not retaining any fluid and her cervix had closed--yeah. Vet said everything looked great. I will know the 29th if she took or not-=-cross your fingers
 

Jennifer Seaman
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Username: C_j_quarterhorses

Post Number: 46
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 03:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Vet just left our place Satin was bred on April 25 & 26th to Who Whiz It AQHA reining stallion. Ultrasound showed an embryo! He'll be back in 2 weeks to check for twinning. I'm so excited! Also my show mare had x-rays today on her broken P2 (pastern). It looks really good and if the xrays show she's still healing we may have enough time to get her bred before the season is over.
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 400
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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 07:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jennifer...I'm so happy for you! I will be breeding next week sometime for the third time, so you have given me hope! Congrats
 

Samantha
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Post Number: 628
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 11:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Congrats!


Well I had a bit of an unplanned breeding today.. I had a client that I thought needed semen, ended up the mare wasn't ready. So here I was with a perfectly good collection. My beloved old Warmblood mare wasn't in heat unfortunatly, but my Arab mare, Gracie, was coming in. She had a 28mm, which is too early to breed ideally, but we went ahead and inseminated and now are hoping for the best! We'll give her some Deslorelin to get a quicker ovulation, and of course oxytocin. Gracie is quite fertile, and Solomon's semen quality is good. It's just too early, so I wouldn't be surprised if we don't end up with an embryo, but I'll hope for the best!

Finally the breeding has begun here for me this season :-) I vaccinated one mare for EVA (she's being bred to an EVA positive stallion), so I must wait until that quarantine period is over. Still waiting for two more to foal, one is at 320 days today, and the other isn't due until July.
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 401
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 09:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good luck Samantha! Vet checked Sweetie yesterday..she had ovulated the big follicle,still had one yet to ovulate, in raging heat! She is so raw between her legs....even stocked up from not walking much! Anyway, she left me two shots of lutalyse..one for next Tues & Wed...she will check her Thurs for progress....her culture and cytology came back clean...so she is good to go....let's hope all is well this time around :-) Kim
 

Angela Barbour
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Username: Palominomare2006

Post Number: 353
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well I will be breed 3 mares this year. This number jump fast.

I will be breeding Cindy back as we find out what her issue was and we can prevent it this time. She will be breed back to are new Gypsy Cob/Vanner stallion for a keep riding horse/ show horse.

Half Pint this is her first foal she is a Half Gypsy/welsh and will be breed to are Gypsy Cob/Vanner stallion for a keeper as well for hope a broodmare or if colt will be for sale.


Annie Will be breeding for a Drum she is a darft horse. She will be breed to Gypsy Cob/Vanner


Stallion Black Toby who is believed to be homoz for black and toby gene will be tested when he get home. All mare will be breed for a May/June and July babys.

I have some pictures of the stallion on my site but they are not the best he will have some pro pictures done when he get home this month.

mysticcreekgypsies.com
 

Tracy Smith
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Username: Tracys

Post Number: 1426
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 10:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wasn't planning on it since the horse market and economy is so bad but Tali and Reggie's first foal turned out so nice I think we might go for it again! She's in her foal heat right now (bred her on her foal heat last year) but I'm going to wait for her next cycle. I don't want an early April baby since here in Seattle it tends to be very cold!
 

mariana cremonte
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Post Number: 306
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 03:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Tracy! I am not checking the board very often, but the last times I did you were not around, so nice to hear from you again!. Has Reggie healed well?.

I am really envious (sp?) of you ladies getting your mares in foal, my husband would kick me out in no time if I get another horse..
Good luck to you all getting them pregnant!
 

Tracy Smith
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Username: Tracys

Post Number: 1428
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Mariana!!! Sounds like we've all been pretty busy. How's your baby doing? I guess he's not a baby anymore though!

Reggie is doing very very well, he's sound and moving great. I'm actually pregnant myself so I'm not riding him but after I have my baby I'll hopefully get him going again and hit the show ring!
 

mariana cremonte
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Post Number: 311
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 07:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Congratulations Tracy!!! I guess we should start a "baby watch Tracy due" thread for you!!
when is your baby due? I remember you already had a couple of kids right?.

My Calfu is doing great, 1 yr now, and I also got another mare (4 yrs, being started now) and a 1 yr old stud colt (actually Calfu's play mate). So pretty bussy.
I am really glad Reggie healed well, he is such a great horse and stallion.
congrats again!
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 412
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 12:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Round #3, coming up! I have ordered semen for AI on Saturday. We gave lutalyse on Tues & Wed this week, vet was out, Sweetie in big heat right now...has a big follicle, but no edema today and is not specking today, so ideally, she thinks Sunday is the day, but we can't get semen for that day, so we'll have two doses, one for Saturday, one for Sunday....please keep fingers crossed for me! Also, my vet is in a seminar all day Saturday that she paid big bucks for, so she is having an associate do the AI for me....I'm scared, but maybe it will be good luck! I'll keep you all posted...prayer's for me and third time being the one! Kim
 

Mary Ayala
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Username: Marya

Post Number: 21
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 02:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good luck Kim, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! I find out Monday if round #2 with my mare worked or not. If not, I'm going to be facing the same decision you did -- can I afford to try again or not??
 

Tracy Smith
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Username: Tracys

Post Number: 1430
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 04:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mariana, I have two boys and keeping my fingers crossed this one is a girl (I actually find out tomorrow) but I kind of have a feeling it's another boy. My due date is October 15th.

Tali should be coming in heat beginning of June and then we'll breed her.
 

Jan Owen
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Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2441
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Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 04:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kim...3rd time was the charm for my mare AI....everything crossed for you!
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 413
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Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 04:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Mary and Jan! I appreciate it! Traci, I too had 2 boys, when they were 9 & 12, I found out I was preggo again....I thought for sure it was a boy too, but out popped this little girl...hope it happens for you...I didn't want a girl, but so happy I have her now! Good luck tomorrow...Kim
 

Jan Owen
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Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2442
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Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 04:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tracy...hoping that you get your little girl...but boys are wonderful too...I have 5 sons and the baby is a daughter (now 20-28!) I love them boys.....I will be checking in to see what you will be blessed with!
 

mariana cremonte
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Kim, fingers crossed for you. And Tracy let us know if you found out about your baby. I have two girls (5 and 6) so i understand you wanting to be a girl. If we were to have another I am sure I would be getting another girls!
 

terry waechter
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We ultra sounded Galera yesterday and she conceived triplets!!!!
So we will be pinching off two this week...makes me so sad..what a waste...she is a fantastic mare....but hope most of all she retains a pregnancy.

[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/galera_main.png[/IMG]
 

Jan Owen
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No way to do an embryo transfer?
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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It is too late for ET...but this mare has had multiples several times and would be an excellent candidate for the future....today we are checking all the mares either the first or second time. I will post the results tonight....

at this time if I did ET, only one foal could be registered but I imagine there would be a market for the other foal at a reduced price....also freezing embryos might be interesting for later....
 

Jan Owen
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If she is a repeater...could be something to look into. So the PRE's can only have one offspring registered a year? Paso's have changed their rulings...Hoping for great reports on all the mares!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Hurray!! Europa. Lil, Galea, Galera, Preciosa, and Doctora are pregnant...

Eneida and Jezebel...my maiden 3 year olds...not so...will try one more time with them

Saw the little horse on the U/S with Preciosa who is 60 days along....just like a big one only very small....so cool
 

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Well I'm been away on holidays for 10 days but home today we have another mare scanned 16 days in foal today, Dessie, she was covered on her foal heat. We'll be checking Aggie on Monday, she'll be 17 days since her first cover and 14 days since her second cover.

Queen Bee is due to be covered at 8pm tomorrow evening. That means we've 5 in foal, one left to cover and one carrying cover. We decided that Happy will not be covered again this year,
 

Kim Peavy
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Congrats Terry! Was this the 2nd or third try on some? I'm breeding Sweetie tomorrow, hopefully, have yet to hear that the semen is in route, for our third try....my mom's TB that she got as a replacement, in foal! They tried one time and she took...so happy for her! Keep praying for me!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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I will be thinking about you and Sweetie...best of luck....God willing

for me...first try for Lil, Galea, Galera, Europa
second try...Doctora, Preciosa

three mares are left...Eneida will be on third try, Jezebel on second both are maidens

We preg check nicola in about 10 days but semen was very poor....so will see
 

Jan Owen
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GREAT News Terry...another busy year in 2010 for Watchman!
 

Kim Peavy
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WELL, I'm about to give up! LOL....we did lutalyse on Tues/Wed of last week, vet cked Thurs....she had big follicle, no edema, no specking...so we ordered semen for today. Vet was out to AI, she has ovulated already! I cannot believe it....we went ahead and bred her, as we had semen...the breeding gods just are not with us this time! I'm feeling very sad, and no much hope that she will take, but that is what I had to deal with, so we dealt with it. My vet (who was in a seminar is going to just die)....please give me some hope that it could still happen. Vet did say it was a good thing that she was squatting and peeing quite a bit after AI, but she was probably just trying to make us feel good. She was still teasing very hotly too! Just bummed I tell ya!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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I can't advise just tell you it's not over until after the u/s

Good luck
 

Kim Peavy
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Thanks Terry! I just feel doomed, but maybe she will surprise me! You never know...it's been a very strange year for breeding, I know on this board and personally around here with the breeding farms as well....you just never know! It's been raining every day here too..storming right now...but we need the rain...just is depressing too! LOL...have a great weekend
 

Jan Owen
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Kim..lets hope that some of those swimmers were fast and got up there to catch the egg....Still keeping everything crossed for you!
 

Kim Peavy
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Thanks Jan! I need all the help and good vibes I can get...she is really making this difficult! HA
 

Samantha
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Kim, crossing my fingers for your mare!


Terry, YEAH! Congrats!!
 

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One more in foal this morning, Aggie has a 17 day and a 14 day pregnancy so we'll be pinching the 14 day one tomorrow at 15 days. The good news is the sire that she was covered with is flying at the moment he's the leading sire of winners so far this season so it looks like it was a good stallion choice.

Queen Bee was covered on Saturday and has ovulated from 2 so we'll know about her in 14 days. Dessie was scanned again at 19 days today, in foal. We won't be looking at her again as it's too late in the season to cover her again if she did lose it in the next 11 days. 6 in foal, one carrying cover

Fingers crossed for you Kim
 

Marilyn Lemke - Asia born 7-11-08
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Hi everybody! It's been sooo long since I've been on here and miss all of the interaction and friendships formed. Jan O, how've you been? If my thinking is correct, your beautiful filly will be ready to breed next year. Are you thinking of breeding her?

Congratulations to all who's mares are confirmed pregnant! And my prayers and well wishes go out to those who are still in the process. It's very difficult going through this when there are so many disappointments. Believe me, I'm one of you and I can sympatize. Kim, I know it's not the best breeding senerio, but mares have gotten pregnant breeding after ovulation, it just depends on how soon afterwards. I hope she catches this time around, you deserve a break from the fertility gods.

I'm in the very early stages of trying to breed Uh-O again this year and have run into infected uterus again this year. During the winter months I've read an artical about a biofilm that can form inside the uterius caused by some infections. This biofilm keeps the antibiotics from getting to the infections. About a month ago Uh-O had a drug that was flushed in the uterius that desolves the biofilm and was treated afterwards for Strep. Zoo. After 2 weeks she was cultured and still had the infection. The article said it can take up to three applications to get rid of the biofilm. But the vet said after looking at the cytology, it's unlikely she still has a biofilm. No mucoid or inflammation is present. So she is flushing with different antibiotic for 5 days and then giving Gentamycin interveniously for 3 days. The vet said if this doesn't work, she has no more tricks in her bag of tricks and suggested we take Uh-O to the vet who wrote the article about biofilm. This vet is in Kentucky, about an 8 hour drive. I hope we don't have to do this. It'll be very very expensive and we are running out of things to sell to support this expensive habit. ha ha ha

If the next culture comes back negative, we'll be ready to breed. The vet knows so much about the mare's cycle, heck she knows how much the follicle grows each day and that Uh-O ovulates a 47mm follicle. So that part will be very nice to know when the time comes to breed her.

I'm sorry for the long post, there was so much information to get out there.

Good luck Kim and Terry (with the remaining mares yet to be bred) and everyone else still trying to get their mares pregnant.

I've missed all of you and I'll let you know what transpires in this crazy breeding world we live in. lol

Marilyn
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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M. HELLO so glad to see you on the board again....sounds like you have been involved in a very technical situation....best of luck...I didn't know there was such a thing as a biofilm...learn something new every day.

Hope you will keep in touch...
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Hi Terry! This biofilm thing is a relatively new diagnosis, so it's not well known. In fact, my vet had never heard of it. Since Uh-O is very healthy in all other aspects, the vet feels it could very well be Uh-O's situation.

I wonder if Jos ever heard of it...

By the way Terry, congratulations on the mares you've gotten pregnant thus far. I have no idea how you do it, keeping track of all those mares. I have a hard enough time with one!
 

Kim Peavy
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Hi Marilyn! Glad to see you back here...I've been wondering where you've been. How is Asia? As you can see Sweetie has been quite the challenge for me this year...he colt is almost a year old now from 2008 and is just beautiful....check out the 2008 foals, now are yearlings thread, I've got a video or two in there...he's such a sweetie! Long story short, I got Sweetie back, as she just was not happy being a riding horse, so we're trying to breed her to a Belgian Warmblood for next year and so far, she's been a real pain! LOL....We will be checking for a blob as they say in a couple weeks...and then I guess we try one more time! :-) Kim
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Hi there Kim! Hey, I don't know if you remember but last time we both had a pregnant mares, your mare foaled three weeks before mine did. Soooo, if that were to repeat itself, my mare (if clean) could be bred in about 2 1/2 weeks. If that's the case, your mare would be 3 weeks or so ahead of me again. I guess what I'm saying is, who knows, maybe this is a sign your mare is pregnant now. :-) I know it's not scientific, but it could happen.

I saw your colt and he's a beautiful beautiful boy!!! I love his markings and what a big boy to boot!!! He definately would stand out in a crowd.

Asia is doing great, sometimes an attitude but not bad at all. We measured her yesterday and she's a little over 14.1. Right now she looks rather Yakish. lol... She has this weird color thing happening, with black, brown and grey coming through, making her look roan. She has a dorsal strip down her back. She is just one weird looking filly. lol
 

Jan Owen
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Marilyn! I was thinking of you and was wondering how you are! I am so glad to see you posting!!! I have missed you. Please post new pics of Asia....she is approaching 1 year old...can you believe it! My filly will be 2 in July. She is doing great...she is a dream. Paso's are slow growing so we will not begin riding for almost another year. I hope to be riding her for the next 20+ years so a year at the front is a good investment... but we have had saddled, ground driven her, ponyied her...oh yea my granddaughter rides her :-)
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x109/1frosty1/gracies003.jpg
I have had a busy 2009, I had 2 weddings..one in January & one in March and twin grandsons born in May
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x109/1frosty1/eatingfists.jpg
No breeding this year for me maybe in 2010 we will have to wait and see how the horse market is it is a rough one in Calif.
Again great to hear that things are going along...very interesting about Uh-O...I really hope that you are successful getting that pretty girl in foal this year...
 

Marilyn Lemke
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I'll have to check out your pictures when I get home. I'm at work now and don't have too much time to really get a good look.

It's so nice to hear from you again Jan, you are a sweetheart! I figured Gracie (right name, right?) would be 3 next year and possibly be ready to breed. I'm looking forward to following her thread when she's bred!

Thank you for the well wishes for Uh-O, it seems like I always find the problem mares... or they find me, I should say. lol

I'll post pictures of Asia maybe tonight. She's rather long backed right now, I hope that changes. She's not the cutest horse around, but she is a charactor, that's for sure!
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Jan, your new grandsons are absolutely beautiful! I love the picture of them, just adorable! They should keep you on your toes for a good long time. lol

You've done a wonderful job with Gracie! She appears so calm and trusting. I love her face... such kind eyes! I wish you lived closed to me, I sure could use the help with my 2 year old and Asia.
 

Marilyn Lemke
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http://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll240/Marq1horse/Asia/

I forgot the pictures. I don't take very good pictures and some are too far away. You'll have to zoom some of these photos to get a better look at them.
 

Jan Owen
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Oh Marilyn she is delightful! I don't think she is long backed? Very pretty face. Z is very nice too...she is that filly you bought right? Both are lovely girls. So what is going on with UH-O?
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Thanks Jan. I look at Asia and she looks so long to me. Maybe I'm wrong? This winter she had the thickest winter coat I've ever seen. She is still in the process of shedding it all out. It's a good thing she had the thick coat, it was soooo cold this past winter. It was negative more often than not, it seemed. Brrrrr...

Yes, Zealand is the 2 year old we bought in October of last year. We got her for hunter/ jumper breeding, possibly dressage.

The vet will do another culture on Uh-O in a couple of weeks to check if she's clean. If she is, she will inseminate this next cycle. Please say a prayer she's clean. This is driving us absolutely bonkers!!! lol
 

Kim Peavy
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Hi Marilyn! I am so hoping that our luck stays the same as last year with our mares. Everyday I go feed Sweetie and just look at her and just want to ask her...did you do it this time? LOL So I am praying for both of us! that this time will work out for our girls! I know Uh-O has been a real challenge for you and we are so short on space, it will not be a pretty picture around here to have a horse sitting in a paddock without a real job...no real room for pasture pets here! But, we do have maybe an interested party in our house, so please pray for that as well...then we can move to more land, and much much less house! LOL
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Here is the latest news in the 2009 Breeding Saga at WATCHMAN

We took Nicola for an u/s today with little hope she was pregnant. Remember we inseminated with 5% semen and then discovered she was infected...today was 13 days and although the vet could not locate an embryo, she said the tone was excellent and cervix tight so we will check again in two days....this might be a miracle foal!!

Yesterday we turned out Europa and Europeo for the first time. It has been a month since his surgery and he is a month old now. I am pretty excited about this colt...he is fabulous looking and his movement is stunning. I may have a future Sire for my program in this colt....pix coming soon.
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Hip hip horray for Watchman! That's exciting news Terry!!!

So, was it fun watching those two running around after being let out? I love to watch horses run and play! I hope you took pictures. My husband and I love looking at your pictures of your horses and babies.

So this colt of yours wasn't sold invetro (sp?)?You definately have wonderful luck on your side.

I sure do love your horses!!! I know how important it is to get the very best mare matched up with the best stallions and I think that's why your babies are so wonderful. I'm following your lead Terry, so we'll have to see how mine turn out. lol

Right now I have a bay Holsteiner mare who's spectacular in confirmation and movement, if I can only get her pregnant. lol Wish me luck. I'll know in a little under 2 weeks if her culture comes back negative, if so we can start inseminating.
 

Jan Owen
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Terry...all good news....so there were no follicle's forming?
 

Tracy Smith
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Sorry it took me so long to update. I'm having another boy. Yep, I'm going to have three boys!!!! Hopefully I don't go insane.

And to keep with the actual topic of this thread, Tali should be coming into heat within the next week and then we'll breed her.
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Hey Tracy, congratulations on your new up and coming son! You won't go insane, but you'll have a full schedule, that's for sure.

I wish you luck on Tali's breeding. Doesn't it make for a fun year, when you have a pregnant mare. I just love coddling her and watching her belly grow. There's nothing like it!
 

Jan Owen
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Tracy.....yahoo! I love them boys! Being a mom of 5 sons....they are great...I am so happy for you and I hope your breeding of Tali goes well...how is your colt doing? I guess your house really really likes boys :-)
 

mariana cremonte
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congratulations Jan for your grandsons, they are so cute, and great picture also!. Tracy, congratulations to you for your baby boy. You will have fun with four males in the house!.

That is so good that Europa and Europeo are well. Please Terry, post a picture of them. Are your horses Lusitanos or PRE -I thought they were PRE, but I think you said lusitanos and is not the same, is it?.
Mariryn, to whom would be you breeding Uh-O? Lantas also?. I donīt think she Asia is long backed, and also: she was a premium foal, wasnīt she? I would trust those inspectors' eyes more than anything, they must know what they see and how it will be..

Sending pregs vibes to all of you from Argentina

PD I might just end up imitating you... if I havnīt sold my 4 yr old mare by next season how knows..she is a WB with great pedigree and conformation (Landgraf and Alme), and sales are also on a hold here.
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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SAD FACE...Nicola is not pregnant and will be bred again this week....this is the last mare and the last time for us this year....the stallion owner tells us his semen is usually very good so we will hope we get a good shipment and she does her part.
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Bummer Terry! I'll say a prayer for your Nicola. Is she a maiden mare? It never ceases to amaze me that some mares can get pregnant practically looking at a stallion and there's others that takes an act of God. I only mare that was half way easy to get pregnant was Dora. But she was an every other year mare. Not exactly ideal... Otherwise, I've had two mares that are acts of God, one being Uh-O.

Please keep us informed how she's doing, my good thoughts and preggy vibes out your way.

Marilyn
 

Kim Peavy
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Aww Terry...so sorry, I know how disappointing it is! I will be checking Sweetie this next weekend..not having alot of hope, remember, she was bred after she ovulated, but miracles can happen :-) Good news though, my mom was given a nice TB mare that was a great match for her stallion that she had prepaid for, the mare is now in foal! YEAH...so she is here with Sweetie, so maybe her good vibes will pass off on Sweetie!
 

Samantha
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I'm sorry Terry, hopefully next time. Who are you breeding Nicola to?

Kim, I've got my fingers crossed!! I'm very happy that your mom has found a mare to breed, do you have any pictures of her?

As it figures, our ultrasound machine is w/ another one of the vets in the practice, so we havn't a chane to check Gracie. I'd be honestly shocked if she was pregnant, but she's not yet showing signs of heat. She is at 19 days I believe... we shall see. I'm teasing her daily.

Good news is that Trea, my mare that is being bred to an EVA positive stallion, has finished quarantine for the EVA vaccine. I'll be teasing her regularly too. Here's hoping we catch her this year! I got a chance to go out and see the stallion she is being bred to, and WOW!! I'm am SO excited about this cross!

Still waiting on Bailey to foal then rebreed on foalheat, then Dolly... but she's not due until July.
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Nicola is being bred to Genil MAC, an imported Cardenas stallion

here he is....I helped a friend bring him to the U.S. by bidding for him at an auction in Spain as her agent.

[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/CardenasGenil-sm1.jpg[/IMG]
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Oh my Terry, what an impressive stallion!! I hope you get her pregnant this time around, he is awesome!!!

This stallion you're using reminds me quite a bit of Lintas (Asia's dad) He has the same body structure.
 

Dorthy Brown
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Had my mare checked on Friday and SHE IS IN FOAL!! I am so happy. She is a 13 year old maiden and i really was afraid it would take some doing to get her bred.......
Tentative "due date" is April 11, 2010
 

Kim Peavy
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YEAH for you Dorthy....I'm getting more nervous as the weekend approaches! :-)
 

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I'm sooo happy for you Dorthy, that is huge!

Good luck Kim, I'm crossing fingers and toes for you. Let us know what you find out.

I have to wait another week and a half to find out if Uh-O is clean this time around. I'd appreciate any prayers coming her way!
 

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Dorthy..most excellent! I am so happy for you! How is your other mare doing that you have been waiting on for so long
 

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Terry, Kim, & Marilyn...I'll commence with the fertility/preg dance for the three of you!
 

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This is Jan doing the boogie/preggie/fertility dance for us! Thank you Jan...we need all the dancing we can get :-)
 

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YES WE Do!!!!

Among other things I have a bunch of a little sick and a lot sick babies....all the way from a hematoma on the neck to swollen glands to hospitalized baby with bad bacterial infection settled in his lungs and GI tract. I have spent all my time this week, putting thermometers in little bottoms, crushing pills, and making extra trips to the farm. Looks like all will turn out okay and to the credit of these babies, they have all behaved wonderfully....even allowing blood draws in the field. I can't say enough about the sensibility of the P.R.E.
 

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Thank you Jan, you're a great gal, always there to encourage us.

Terry, I'm so sorry to hear about your troubles, I had no idea. I hope you get this resolved very soon.
 

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Ok I am dancing for you too...

Jan at this point I think my Percheron mare must have slipped the foal sometime. i never noticed anything with her but she did come into heat this weekend too. So fatty fatty will be put to work!!!
 

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:-( I am sure you are very disappointed...it would have been Cheif's foal :-(
 

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Yeah very disappointed..........he will be having one foal by a horse owned by a woman I work with..
 

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so sorry Dorthy....our imaginations really take flight at the thought of a new baby....hope there will be another successful time...
 

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What a shame Dorothy. I hope the next time around, it's more successful.
 

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I haven't forgotten about you Kim. Only two more days until the ultrasound. Fingers and toes still crossed. Good luck, best wishes and saying mucho prayers for you!!!!
 

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Thanks Marilyn...I was trying to forget! LOL...I may not even be here for it...I'm thinking of taking my daughter to her first breed show ever this weekend...they are hosting a appaloosa show here in town, so I may just say the heck with it and let my hubby hold the mare! LOL. Thanks for thinking of us...I'm hoping my mom's preggo mare who is now her pasture buddy will rub off on her.
:-)
 

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We started Regumate with Eneida today and found out Nicola is still not clean...back to the lavage thing....
 

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I know what you're going through with Nicola, it's very very frustrating! Uh-O gets another culture done next week, I'm praying this time it comes back clean.

Terry, I hope you get Nicola clean and bred before too long.
 

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I hope you can get Nicola clean Terry. I know the feeling after having a mare this year that kept coming dirty after aborting a hydrops pregnancy in December. We never did manage to get her clean after numerous treatments since December. We finally gave up on her the end of May and decided to give her a year off. I hope you have more success that me but I do feel your pain! Hope Uh-O comes back clean for you too Marilyn, fingers crossed for you both!!

Queen Bee is our last mare to preg scan next monday will be 16 days, this is a really important pregnancy as she's our best mare. She hasn't gone in foal on her first cover for the last two years so I'm really hoping this year will be different!
 

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Thank you TB, I wish you luck as well. Do you have a picture of Queen Bee?
 

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no news on the breeding front...

we have brought home Aguileno after 5 days in the hospital with a bacteria infection in his gut and lungs...he is on 3 meds via the mouth but is good as gold...he really likes the cherry one....blood work tomorrow should show if he is all better...

Europeo is back in the hospital with very swollen fetlock joints...no diagnosis yet...doesn't seem very sick outside of a high white count....

These babies can scare you silly....
 

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Oh gosh Terry, I'm really sorry to hear about Europeo, I hope he's okay.. looks like such a super colt. Glad to hear Aguileno is doing better though. Sending good thoughts your way Terry!

Marilyn, hoping Uh-O is finally clean this year, especially after all your efforts last year as well.

Kim, my fingers are crossed for your mare!!

Gracie came back into heat, not surprising, so I'll wait till next year to breed her back to Solomon. Her 2009 filly is so amazing, the other two foals are nice foals, and very cute. However, I just can't take my eyes off of Riley!! She is so beautiful, sweet, and a super mover. I want another just like her :-)
 

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Terry, your foals are extremely well bred and are very tough animals, I'm sure both babies will make it through this before too long.

Thank you Samantha for you support for Uh-O, the vet seems confident she got this bug finally, but it's been so long since she's been clean... I don't want to get my hopes up and then have this big bomb dropped on me again... I'm taking it one culture at a time.

Kim, I wish you luck your mare is pregnant, that would give me hope as well. I know you'll let us know as soon as you can, I hope it's good news.

Samantha, Gracie will have another amazing foal next year, I'm sure of that. She is a wonderful mare. Do you have more pictures of Riley?
 

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I agree Marilyn...I am not super worried just going through the drill to take the best care possible of these foals. I will include some new pictures soon...

When you have several foals it is not unusual to have doctoring to do....just like human babies...I am so fortunate to have Class A vet services so close to the farm...I can catch things immediately
 

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Terry, thinking of you and your babies....you are a tough lady....hang in there!

Vet was here this am...no surprise, she didn't settle...so, we shall try again..I'm like now on a mission....the vet and I remembered that last time she got in foal, it was late July....so maybe she likes to get pregnant in the heat...who knows, but I've come this far, I hate to quit...she's clean and there just does not seem to be a reason...stallion's stuff is good, this last time was really no one's fault...we missed ovulation....and the beat goes on...I am hoping they cut me some slack and give a reduced collection fee again...to try once more....I'm thinking and praying for the rest of you! Kim
 

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Kim, I'm really bummed!!! I would definately try again. It's still early enough and I think the fourth time is a charm. When do you estimate time of insemination?
 

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Hi Marilyn...she has a 31 follicle today, she will check her Sunday....but she's thinking with how Sweetie's been going, we will miss it...she will probably be ready for Monday....but we'll see....if so, we won't risk it, let her ovulate and probably short cycle her again...I guess...this is such a gamble! Kim
 

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Kim, when it comes to breeding, it's all iffy. But, like you, I'm in it for the long haul. I love the "foal high" I get from breeding and I'm big time addicted! I don't have an unlimited supply of money though, so we really need to get Uh-O pregnant soon. As it is, I will not make any money on the foal if she does get pregnant, but maybe the next one after that.

I really am hoping and praying for you Kim! Good luck this time around!
 

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Hey Kim so sorry to hear it...I know with my mare after several attempts we did it all on my last try...it was August and the stallion was going to the nationals so that would be the last try for that year. We threw it all at her...we let her ovulate and then short cycled her, my vet administered a drug called "Settle" http://www.expectbetterresults.com/
and the oxcytocin protocol....Wishing a pregnancy for you.
 

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I'm in the same boat..UGH....trying to get these last two mares pregnant....one a maiden and the other hard to get clean at the right time....

My vet is truly awesome and very determined so still am hoping,,,,

The two sick baby boys seem to be holding their own so am keeping up my spirits on that front...take care all and best of luck with breeding
 

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:-( Terry I am so sorry you are having so many troubles this year! Has you doctor ever used "Settle"? Maybe the mare that won't clear in out has clearance issues? Mine did....
 

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yes we have used Settle.....I am sure she will succeed...she is truly the best....

there is no reason these mares should not catch...the maiden is being bred to the same stallion as most of the mares...his semen is great and comes on time

the other has just been cleaned out prior to ovulation, so she will track and treat carefully until next ovulation....we will short cycle her....she will be at the vet's house until we get it done.
 

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Well Queen Bee has been scanned 16 days in foal today. I'm so happy because if she didin't go in foal on the first attempt we were going to have to give her the year off as it's getting too late in the season. That leaves us with 7 mares in foal. We won't check them again until October so hopefully they'll all come up still pregnant in October.

Kim and Terry, sorry you are both still having difficulty. I'm really hoping you'll get the remaining mares in foal.
 

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Congratulations!!! I'll bet you're releaved, especially being your best mare and all. I'm very happy for you!
 

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Ad...Yipee....2010 will prove to be an exciting foaling year for you!
 

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Congrats Ad-TB! So happy for you...we still have time here in Florida....my poor mare is tired of getting preggo checked though...getting quite antsy and unruly! We checked her yesterday, 31 follicle, today 36 follicle, no edema, not specking....she is not teasing either....so we will check her again in the am...and hopefully be ready for semen wed...I just don't know..she is always a good teaser, but she could tease only when really ready...so I will tease her again tonight and look for changes...I tried to call airlines about counter to counter delivery of semen, do you think that would make a difference in the semen quality? The semen has always been good when it has arrived...the airline would not talk to me, said I had to have an account? Anyway, I'm just going to use fedx like usual...what a mess...she came in and out so quickly last time, we are so gunshy! We also had her check mom's mare for her 28 day heart beat....she must have slipped...NO FOAL...mom heartbroken, but she has time to try again, until July 15...so we are on that one too! IT's been a tough year for getting mares in foal...vet said Sweetie is her only real problem mare this year...lucky me, huh? LOL....
 

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Kim, I know exactly how your mom is feeling. I've been there myself. It's heartbreaking when you lose a pregnancy and to do it all over again. Ugg! At least she lost it before the endo caps formed. I wish both of you better luck this next breeding.
 

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Sorry to hear about your mum's mare Kim. We scanned the first 4 mares at 16, 19, 30 and 45 days ao they were all in foal at 45 days. The last three mares have been scanned at 16 and 19 and that's it. Mostly because I'm breeding TB's and it's more difficult to sell a May foal and June foals are almost non existant so if they've lost the foal we won't be covering them again anyway. Ideally we want February and March foals, It gives us a very short breeding season especially if something goes wrong!!
 

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I also belong to your mom's club...With all the problems with Europa's colt, she lost her pregnancy between 16 and 30 days...so we are at square one..

I prefer to have the babies born in Mar-Apr but with a mare of this quality I will take it anytime she provides....hope we get one this go around...

Eneida has been bred but not checked, Nicola is clean and getting her shot on Saturday, Europa starting over....
 

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Terry, so sorry about Europa...but I understand your keeping trying...I am doing the same...I'm hoping this time is the charm..I am letting Sweetie romance with my daughter's pony gelding this time she's in heat..she seems to really be enjoying it...she just started showing some interest this afternoon..keeps going up to the fence pineing for him. She has not spread her legs and spilled out yet, hopefully that will start tomorrow so we can breed Wednesday. Vet coming in am to verify her progression, but we think we can order semen tomorrow for Wed. I will continue to allow her to be romanced hoping that will help stimulate good things in her! :-)
 

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No way Terry, that's terrible news about Europa. That truly sucks! I hope you get Nicola and Eneida this time around. It gets pretty darn expensive, not to mention the emotional drain.

When does Eneida get her ultrasound?

Kim, I think it couldn't hurt to have Sweetie romanced.

I'm thinking good things for us girls, hang in there, it's not over until it's over.
 

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Darn, I'm sorry Terry! How is the colt doing?

Kim, thats too bad about your moms mare. Gosh this sounds like a bad year. I actually think it will be good for you to let your mare tease tithe pony, especially after she's bred. Helps clear fluid :-)

Marilyn, when do you check to see if Uh-O is clean? Who are you breeding her to?


Well I'm starting to get excited/nervous, Bailey foaled 5 days ago, which means foal heat will be coming soon. She has shown no signs of infection post foaling (placenta looked really good as well). She's a healthy mare, took first insemination last time, so I'd really like to try foalheat with her to get ahead a month.

I've been teasing Trea and no sign of heat so far..

I weaned Riley today. Her temperment is her daddy's exactly, I just love her! She really doesn't mind, I think she whinnyed maybe once? Just takes everything in stride :-) Of course Gracie is having a fit, even though they can still touch over the fence. My friends' Hanoverian broodmare is at my house, and she didn't have a foal this year, so she's in with Riley, and Riley seems to have taken a liking to her. They are in with the other mares and foals, so Riley's world isn't getting turned upside down too much. Now it's time to start halter breaking her and teaching her how to be a horse :-)
 

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Sorry to hear that Terry, Breeding can be a real rollercoaster. Better luck next time
 

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Hi Samantha. Yesterday Uh-O was checked and finally came back clean. Semen was ordered yesterday and will be bred today. I can't get over her being clean, it's the best news I've had in quite sometime.

The stallion we're using is a Holsteiner stallion originally from Germany named Camiros. Here's the website if you'd like to take a look see...

http://www.foxfirefarm.us/pages/foxfire_stallions/camiros.html

We wanted to use Linaro, but the vet said it was too close in lineage to Lintas, whom we tried using last year. The vet wanted us to use a completely different stallion to see if that would make a difference in her getting pregnant.
 

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Update for my breeding saga..ordered semen for tomorrow. Sweetie teasing finally some this am...yesterday afternoon she began to romance the gelding, this am, she really liked him. Vet checked she went from 38 to 43 follicle and has some edema and specking out, so we will AI her in the AM before lunch around 11:00 I would guess...fedx usually here around 10:30....I may see if I can pick it up it may be here sooner! I'll have to see what time it will arrive in Ocala and go from there! Kim
 

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Kim, I'm very anxious to hear about Sweetie tomorrow. I hope you catch her right before she ovulates, wouldn't that be so nice for a change. When's your mom's mare getting bred?

Good luck to the both of you.
 

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Marilyn...ME TOO! I just came in from giving her deslorin shot...I am so leary to give it, but I was doing as instructed! Mom's mare is getting checked tomorrow, she's not teasing much, but she was running about same follicle size as Sweetie, but not developing as quickly...she's an older 15 year old mare...so we may be heading to breeding shed tomorrow afternoon....this is TB so off to live cover!
 

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My vet has ordered semen for Europa to use this week. Eneida is on regumate and will be checked at 15 days next Monday.

Am hoping very hard this is the end of breeding for this year.

Europeo is on antibiotics at the vet...seems to be doing well but did bump his knee and now that is swollen...he is so big and all legs has trouble controlling his body.

Aguileno is home and back in the field...happy to be home.
 

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Good luck Terry!
 

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Golly, Terry, you are having a hard time of it. I so admire your attitude. Keep up the good work. I know more bad things seem to happen when you've more foals. This year we've had a bit of a hard time of it with Wunders filly fracturing her stifle and having to be put to sleep and another filly with a fractured sesamoid bone. All the mares and foals are healthy and happy at the momnet. Last year we had two septic foals and two get very sick with rhodacoccus and Wunder had her spinal cord injury, we nearly lost all five. It sometimes feels like 'what else can go wrong'. We're now battling with lame yearlings. I'm really hoping these foals get over their little illnesses and the mares all end the breeding season safely in foal for you.
 

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Terry...hang in there :-) Vet just called me, I'm all worried again...she said she just checked the semen sample that we put in Sweetie about 3 hours ago...she said it didn't look very good...like 5% progressive motility....I'm hoping that she just let it sit out too long or something...his semen has always been good. She said she had it in her pocket warming up (maybe she had it out too long?) anyway, she wanted to call me and let me know, but hopefully the other one we have is still good....but we hope we won't need it, but if she doesn't have alot of fluid we will put it in her....why oh why me???? LOL....I'm just not gonna worry about it...I'm going to be positive and hope that her sample somehow didn't get proper handling before it made it back to the lab....but in the meantime, I'm having my nephew fax the report that came in the box with the semen, so I can check what it was when they shipped.....:-) and the beat goes on....HA HA HA..all I can do it laugh....I'm getting giddy now!
 

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My distraction is photography....here are some shots i took last night....the new babies, a couple of yearlings, Bruja the one with the 4 white booties, and Preciosa, dark gray 3yr old


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Samantha
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YEAH MARILYN! I'm so happy you finally go Uh-O clean! I like Camiros, you can definately tell he's by Contender :-) Hoping you can finally get her pregnant!

Kim, I wouldn't be to worried about it, the semen will always last better in the mare than it will sitting in a syringe or baggie waiting to be used. I'm hoping you finally got her :-)

Terry, I'm crossing my fingers for you!


UGH, Trea still hasn't come into heat, or else she has turned into a silent heat mare. I've been teasing her every other day, and NOTHING. I really want to get her bred... Has anybody had a mare just start having silent? Normally she's a really good teaser, very obvious about it usually. I don't think I could have missed it,as I'm using my stallion to tease her, and she teased with him all last breeding season. This can get so frustrating.

And I have a new mare, one that I've been anticipating for a long time. She passed her breeding soundness exam and I will get her in a couple weeks when her foal is weaned. Now the stallion search is on for her...

(Message edited by Dressage_diva333 on June 10, 2009)
 

Jan Owen
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Post pics of the new girl on the block!
 

Kim Peavy
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Samantha, thanks for the encouragement...I am so hoping that is the case....the semen has always been good, so I am hoping that she just kept it out a bit too long before testing it. I am being very positive that we did it this time! Can't wait to see the new one
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Thanks Samantha, I hope she's pregnant.

I wonder if Trea's not cycling properly and needs to be prostined(sp?) It might be a good idea to have an ultrasound done, to see what's going on in there. Just a thought.

Congrats on the new mare! What breed is she? You have lovely horses, so I'm sure this new one will be a gem as well. Are you going to try and breed her this year?

Kim, have you talked with the person who owns the stallion? I would definately have a talk with her. A conversation with her may set your mind at ease. If nothing else, if you needed another shipment, you might get it at no cost to you.
 

Samantha
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Well I spoke too soon about Trea. She was teasing VERY strongly today. So we just got done ultrasounding her. She has a 39-40mm, and uterus is very edemedus. I'll order semen tomorrow, it will be here on Friday, although I'm going to see if FedEx can do a same-day delivery because the stallion is only about 3hrs away from me. If not, I'm just going to cross my fingers that she holds off ovulating until Friday. We tried three times with Trea last year. Third time she got in foal (thanks to Oxytocin), but lost it around 30 days. I've gotten a little discouraged with this mare, but maybe this time we'll catch her? She's had 5 foals in the past (none with me), and had a decent biopsy score.

The new mare is a Thoroughbred mare, actually from the same TB breeding place that I got Trea from. They have some absolutly fantastic mares, many are very much suited to produce sport babies. This mare, "Kate's Unique" is a pretty mare, very much hunter in movement and conformation. I'll likely breed her to more Dressage type stallions though. These pictures aren't fantastic, but it's when I went out to see her. The filly is being retained by the breeding facility, she's a beautiful filly!! She was injured before even starting training on the track, she originally came from the Keenland Sale in KY, and has had 5 foals since then. Ironically, one of her fillies is going onto be a sport horse broodmare too. I'll probably present her to AHS and GOV this year for breeding approval, depending on what stallion I settle on this year, if I can even find one who's book is still open.

http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/fohlen/Lilly/March72009033.jpg

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I'll have to be picky about neckset on the stallion I choose, as hers is quite a bit lower than I'd like. Really her biggest fault I think. There's so much other good things about her though, that I'm very excited for the oppertunity to get some foals from her. She's also got a good pedigree, many of those lines are well respected in Sporthorses:
http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/kates+unique
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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how exciting Sam,,,,that pedigree is great and she looks like she can produce...

Hope Trea has been resting up for a wonderful foal for you this year
 

Kim Peavy
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Good morning! Vet just left, Sweetie ovulated! Yeah for Sweetie!!! She had a trace of fluid, so she treated her, will come back tomorrow am and check her again and then again Saturday am....she also took the other syringe of semen back to lab to check for motility....I'm sure all will be ok, I'm feeling good about this one! we'll know in two weeks...ha ha
 

Ad TB
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Congrats on the new mare Samantha, I see her dam was 21 when she was born, is she her last produce? Did any of her half brothers or sisters run on the track? I lived and worked for a while in Kentucky so I'm familiar with the TB lines there.

Kim, Fingers crossed for Sweetie this time..

Terry your photos are great. I went to the Spanish Riding School in Herez when I was on holidays in Spain and saw your horses Andalucian cousins!! Beautiful horses, the show was magnificant. I took lots of photos to show you but managed to lose my camera after leaving the Riding School...silly me! Have you been?
 

Samantha
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Thank you!!

Kim, I bet she's pregnant this time :-)

Ad, her dam had several other foals that ran decently. Her most successful winning over 500K, a colt by The Bart. The dam also had some others that won between 2k-100k, including a couple by Secretariat. I believe Kate was her last foal.

The sire, Pembroke, won a little over 300k on the track. His highest winning foal (that I've found), won about 560k.

Three of Kate's foals have won a little bit, between $2000 and $14000.

I'm excited about her, I might just breed her to my stallion this year. I've never bred him to a Thoroughbred, and it would sure make things a lot less expensive!!!


Trea will get inseminated tomorrow morning, I'm really hoping we get her first time around. We'll definately use Oxytocin, and will be giving Deslorelin tonight.

Here is the stallion she's being bred to:
http://grayfoxfarms.com/redwine.htm

I've seen him in person, and he is an absolutly lovely stallion. Plus, Trea has only ever thrown the color of the sire. It would be amazing if I got a true black (not that I breed for color, but I sure do like blacks!)

If all these mares catch we'll have a fun foal watch! We'd have Uh-O, Sweetie, Trea, and hopefully Europa, right? Am I missing any mares that have been bred this week?

Ad, what an experiance that must have been!! I would love to go to the Spanish Riding School someday.
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Samantha, your new mare looks very sensible and smart, not to mention a very pretty face. She also has nice strong bone. She reminds me of my Dora, except Dora didn't have a pretty face.

I think the stallion is simply gorgeous! I love his face and markings. Black is such a stunning color. I think it's my favorite of all colors.

I think it would be so much fun for all of us, if we had all these mares pregnant at the same time. It would be a hoot!

Good luck with the breeding, I have my fingers crossed for all of us!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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I haven't been to the school in Jerez but did see the one in Vienna several times....glorious horses and riders...

Thanks for including Europa....also Eneida and Nicola will fall into this foal watch group...we can have a fun time together...looking forward as i enjoy you guys so much....

I have started a new adventure with the girls because i found a wonderful classical trainer who comes 3 mornings a week...he is new to the area and trying to get a clientele together. As a result he is going to start Precosa and Bruja under saddle. So far they both are doing great on the lunge line. He has worked with all the new babies and yearlings and my horses have never looked so good or behaved so well. It is such a pleasure to see them with a job and how much they love the work.
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Samantha, tomorrow you're breeding Trea, right? Let us know how the ultrasound came out. I love to hear all the details, how big the follicle, how soft, ect. Good luck!

Terry, good luck with your breeding as well. By the way, I love the pictures of your horses. They are spectacular. I wish I had you gift with the camera...
 

Samantha
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Thanks Marilyn! I really like the stallion too, he's got such a "presence" in person, really breathtaking. I also got to see some of his foals, and was extremly impressed with how well he is stamping them.

Semen arrived this morning around 8am, and we got her bred at about 9. Unfortunatly we didn't have the ultrasound machine, but she hadn't ovulated yet by the feel of her uterus, and her cervix was very soft. Still teasing really well. She should ovulate today no doubt.. I wish we had the ultrasound to check for sure though. We went ahead and put two doses in, the semen is excellent, but just wanted to be sure. I'll give her the first Oxytocin shot at 6hrs post insemination.

Fingers are crossed!


Terry, thats really cool about getting those fillies started. Do you hope to have them shown undersaddle in the future?
 

Marilyn Lemke
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All sounds good Samantha! Lots of excitement for alot of us, the end of June!

Good luck girl!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Sam are you coming with Natalie for the video shoot on June 27-28? Tony will ride Preciosa a little on tape...
 

Samantha
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Thanks Marilyn!

Terry, yep I'm coming :-) I can't wait!!!

I just got in from giving Trea her second Oxytocin shot, will be getting up at 3:30am to give her the third. I'm bound and determined to have a foal from this mare...


For lack of better today, I worked with my babies and got some pictures of them. I'll post the ones of the Oldenburg colt on his birth announcement thread, but here are the ones of Lover and Leroy, both Solomon babies :-)

This made me laugh, I was just putting away my weanling from her first trailer loading lesson, and saw Leroy's hind end sticking out from under the hay. The mare on the left is his dam, the one the the right is a Hanoverian mare who belongs to a couple of my very good friends. I was worried about him at first, but then he popped his head up. That says it all about Leroy lol, he's such a charactor :-)
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Kim Peavy
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Sam...how cute...I love watching the babies play..they look so happy and healthy...! :-)
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Those pictures are so cute! Isn't it wonderful to be young and feeling good!
 

Ad TB
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Great pics Sam, I agree Kim, I could spend hours watching my babies play, always brings a smile to my face!
 

Kim Peavy
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OK, I am officially on nail biting countdown to preggo check. Vet said we've now done all we can do, I'm down to two more doses of oxytocin tonight, then it's up the the mare and the swimmer's! She has expelled her fluid very well this time, which is a major plus for her. We shall see around June 24/25 what will happen....until then... I'm part of the looney bin club ! LOL
 

Ad TB
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I'm really keeping my fingers crossed for you Kim, you deserve it this time especially after all the work... Hope the swimmers are the equine version of Michael Phelps
 

Kim Peavy
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Thanks Ad! My friend just called and they finally just got their last 3 mares confirmed in foal today, they have been trying as long with them as I have Sweetie....so maybe things are looking up for all of us....Me, Marily, Terry and whoever else is still trying for the confirmation! :-)
 

Marilyn Lemke
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We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful bunch of people here on this board. I feel such comfort from all of you and apprecicate your kindness. It's been a very rough breeding year for a lot of us and I think I speak for everyone, that it's a tremoundous help receiving valuble information and condolenses when things don't go as planned.

Thank you everyone, you girls are the best!

Mariyn
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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okay countdown has started...we will check on the 26th for Europa,,,in two days for Eneida...

Marilyn what day do you check
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Same day as Europa, which will be day 16 for Uh-O. At first I asked to have her checked at day 14, but then decided I wanted to wait a bit longer. She's a mare that typically has two follicles to breed on and I don't want to take a chance of missing a pregnancy on a second follicle developing a couple of days earlier, if a first one didn't take.

That would still give her time to pinch one off at 16 days and then we can go from there.

Now that I'm thinking about it, I may have miscalculated Uh-O's days. See if I'm correct here... She was bred Tuesday morning (June 9th)she had ovulated when checked on Wednesday morning, the 10th. If my thinking is correct, the 10th would be day 0, then the first of 16 days would be the 11th or Thursday. So the 16th day would be June 26th. Is that right?

I want to make sure I have my date correct, because I asked the vet to ultrasound on Friday the 26th and she marked it on the calendar. I would think she would recalculate my day to make sure I was right, but maybe she took it for granted I knew what I was doing... (big mistake)

I don't want to screw this up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

If Uh-O doesn't get pregnant, my vet will culture her again, if clean, we'll inseminate again.
 

Diana Gilger
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YAHOOOOOO!!!!! I'm so glad to hear about all your pregnancies and planned breedings, but have to say I am ECSTATIC about my own news!! Some of you might recall a mare who I sent out to a breeder with a foal at her side...she came back 70 lbs underweight (she's a mini), sand colicked, and near death....of course, she lost her foal that year (2008). Last year she bred multiple times, and finally stopped coming into heat, so we assumed she was bred for a 2009 foal....but again, she had not taken or had lost the foal after the 35 day mark. Yesterday the vet was out with the ultrasound machine, and confirmed her in foal for a 2010 foal!!!!!! I was very worried (she's 18) that she was to the point of being done with foaling....so glad this is not the case! We sold our leopard stallion, and this will be the last foal of his that we have. Also, my tiny stallion Dynamite is getting his job done and has covered 3 mares of his own so far for 2010 foals! I'm so excited I don't know how to act!! Still have mares to get bred......and they're being overly protective maiden moms with the silent heat thing....driving me NUTS!! Good luck to all of you with your breedings, and thanks for reading my ramblings.!!
 

Ad TB
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My vet usually like to check at 16 days post covering. Now I've my fingers crossed for Uh-O, Europa, Eneida, Sweetie and Trea. I don't think I've enough fingers!!

Diana that's great news about your mare and that Dynamite is learning his job, hopefully you'll get the rest of them covered too.

I've some exciting news too. Aggie was the mare I was having most problems with covering because of copious amounts of fluid. We finally (after 4 months of treating) got her in foal. The good news is the stallion she's in foal to is having an unbelievable year with runners on the track, they're winning races everywhere. He's second on the leading sires list in Europe for winners. His covering fee will probably at least double next year so I'm very glad she's in foal. Here are some pics of the stallion and his stakes/pattern winners in the last few days.

Stallion
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/verglas1-1.jpg
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/Verglas-1.jpg

Silver frost
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/6790-silver-frost1.jpg
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/6791-silver-frost1.jpg

Wrong Answer
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/Wrong-Answer-Curragh_23097851.jpg

Alpine Snow
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/AlpineSnow1.jpg

Love Lockdown
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/lovelockdown.jpg

Mor's half sisters three year old daughter (I know it's a bit of a mouthfull, Mor's niece!!) won a big race in England worth the sterling equivalent of $200,000. Here she is in winning action

Swiss Diva
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/swissdiva.jpg
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu16/AdTB/swissdiva2.jpg

The racing season is now in full swing so we'll be having plenty of runners to help boost our pedigrees. We'll have a busy week this week, hopefully they'll run well, it'll help our yearlings a lot and we all need a bit of luck considering the current economic climate!!
 

Diana Gilger
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Haha! AD, not surprising to me!! (I always bet on the grey)!!! Great for you!
 

Marilyn Lemke
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That's extremely exciting news for you Diana and Ad TB! Isn't it a wonderful when you're beginning to lose hope and then, villa... a pregnancy. I'm so happy for the both of you!!! What an exciting foaling year for 2010!

Would anyone be able to check and see if I got the 16 day ultrasound date correct? I have the details on my last post. I don't want to mess it up and have the ultrasound done on day 17 when the vesicle would be fixed at that point. (In case of twinning)

Thank you so much!
 

Diana Gilger
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Marilyn, I think the 10th is considered day 1 ...I'd ask the vet to be sure! Don't be shy...your mare/future foal depend on you.
 

Marilyn Lemke
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See, I thought this too... then I thought, well maybe not. So I emailed my vet and asked her. Thanks Diana!
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Just heard back from the vet, day 16 is Friday the 26th. Thanks again Diana, I have peace of mind now. :-)
 

Diana Gilger
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Well, you had it figured out long before you asked advice then!! Way to go! Glad you asked just to be sure though
 

Marilyn Lemke
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I had it figured out, then questioned myself later. lol
 

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Guys!!!!!! Eneida is pregnant...she is a maiden so it took 3 tries...we will be babying her at home until we get a heartbeat...we are also using Regumate...12cc a day until 45 days to ensure the pregnancy. The vet said Eneida is a little immature reproductively but certainly can carry this baby to term with a little extra help. She is growing at an amazing rate and will be 16.2 at maturity. That makes 6 mares in foal to Fugitivo XII...I want to get a good read on how the Navarre mares cross on him.
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Congrats Terry, that is awesome news!!!

This gives us hope in our breeding as well.
and it just goes to show you, it's not over until it's over. What an exciting year for you in 2010!
 

Kim Peavy
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Yippeee for you Terry! So happy, one more down...lots of babies for you next year...I can hardly wait to see them...you are going to be a busy gal...then you get to work on getting them all back in foal again...I know, I'm a real mood killer ! LOL...so happy for you Kim
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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appreciate your support...I am very happy....

Nicola got her shot Fri and Sat and she comes into heat and passes through quickly...She is going to the vet on Wed AM. We are using frozen semen...really hoping here...we have had a hard time keeping her clean to breed...this is 4th try...LOL

Europeo still has a bit of a high white count so still at vet....looking for a clean blood test before coming home...HOWEVER he is growing like a weed...I have never had such a large colt at 6 weeks...
 

Marilyn Lemke
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I wish you lots of good luck with Nicola, if I'm not mistaken, she's your last mare to get pregnant, isn't she? And then one more to confirm pregnancy this week, then your done! I don't know how you do it, I'm having a time of it with just one. lol

If Nicola is being difficult this year to get pregnant, why frozen semen? Isn't it even more difficult to breed with frozen rather than cooled or fresh?

Just curious...

You'll be a happy camper once Europeo & the colt comes home. But for now it's a good thing they're at the vets and getting wonderful care.

Terry, how do you come up with such unusual names for your horses? I love the names, it's just really hard to remember all of them. lol

I hope by next week, we'll hear from others on this board, including me, that we also have pregnant mares to celebrate! Good luck to all of us!!!
 

Jan Owen
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OUTSTANDING TERRY! Wow...really really exciting!
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Hi Jan, I was wondering where you've been. Nice to see you here again!
 

Jan Owen
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Had a very busy week last week (one of the twins in the hospital for 4 days with fever and our little schnauzer ate rate poison and had to have a blood transfusion) but I check in and out to see how everything is going...the next couple of weeks pins and needles. I so badly want your mare to get pregnant...the 26th is my birthday a very good day! I am feeling good for you and Kim...I really thinking pregnant this time around!!!
 

Marilyn Lemke
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I'm so sorry to hear about your twins, are they better now and out of the hospital? What did they find was the problem with them?

How's your little Schnauzer doing? You had a rough week!!!

It's your birthday on the 26th... Awesome!!! Happy birthday coming up!

Thank you for the encouragement Jan, I hope she is pregnant, it'll be the best day ever!

But when I see Terry having to breed 3 times because she's a maiden, well that makes me think there's a good chance I'll be doing that as well. I keep fluctuating between, yup I think she's pregnant, to she may very well not be pregnant. I just wish I could find out sooner, this is killing me. lol
 

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frozen semen because it was a gift from a major, major breeder and is from her fabulous Qualified stallion....i think my vet with the magic timing can get it done....also although Nicola is a wonderful mare she is not one of my "must breed" girls....

here are a couple of pixof Genio
[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/462-1.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/Cardenas_Genio-MAC_smal l.jpg[/IMG]

The names are all Spanish...I use a Spanish Dictionary and of course, the Spanish Stud Book to choose names....I try to use names from the mare's pedigree or beginning with the letter of her name.,
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Now I understand, that makes alot of sense about the frozen semen. The picture of the stallion gave me goose bumps, he's amazing to say the least!

Interesting about the names. I think I need to get a German dictionary. lol
 

Linda Bauer --Rebel foaled day 333
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I had good news last Sat. The mare I have been trying to settle all last summer finely took her 1st cover this year. Couldn’t keep her clean last summer, so we infused her last fall and stitched her up. Opened her up when follicle was close, gave shot to ovulate her, covered her the next day & checked the next to make sure she had ovulated and it worked. Vet put a breeding stitch in her until we checked her @ 4 wks & she is 34 days last Saturday. Were going to caslicks her Sat but she closed by herself. that saved me $40
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z217/llazyt/scan0001.jpg

Right now I am working on getting my 20 yr old mare settled who gave me my leopard colt last spring. Breeding her this week. Fingers crossed she takes this round.
 

Jan Owen
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YIPEE>...Beautiful little baby pic :-)
 

Diana Gilger
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Awesome news linda....how is that spotty boy ??????
 

Linda Bauer --Rebel foaled day 333
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Thanks ladies, Diana spotty boy is doing great. this pic is from earlier this month.
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z217/llazyt/bailey/6-2009.jpg
 

Kim Peavy
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Linda! What a fantastic picture...just beautiful...you should send it to the appaloosa journal...they would probably love it!
 

Linda Bauer --Rebel foaled day 333
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Kim that is to funny you said that. I sent it to the appy journal this morning for there calender contest.
 

Diana Gilger
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oh wow, he's gorgeous as ever! How's his training/showing coming? It looks as if his spots are getting smaller?!
 

Linda Bauer --Rebel foaled day 333
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Thanks Diana, I am going to show him in yearling longe this summer. (that is if summer ever gets here) I don't think the spots he had are smaller but he has aquired a few more small ones. He is a sweetheart to work with. Learns quick and retains well.
Breeding his mom to more of a halter type stud this year. The sire of Rebels baby.
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Linda, that boy of yours is very nice! I love the picture, it almost looks unreal, it's so perfect! Congratulations on getting your problem mare bred! Good luck with the other one.
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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More good news...Europa and Europeo came home today....their first time in the field with the herd. There was very little fireworks but so thrilling to see the colt cavort and run for the first time at 6 weeks. His movement makes him the most special colt I have ever had. He easily lifts his knee above his shoulder, canters slow and cadenced and what an over step....Everyone at the farm just stopped and stared....how happy am I to bred my own herd stallion?

Next good news, Europa double ovulated so if we get twins we are going to flush the embryos...on to new adventures in reproduction!!

Nicola has a 30mm folicle so will be at the vet awaiting the optimum time to breed.
 

Kathee McGuire
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You are full of good new today. I am especially happy to hear Europeo is out running with the other babies. Do you have any way to take some video? He is such a special colt, I would love to see him move. Have you decided to keep him as your prospect?
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Terry, I'm so happy for you. You've had some trying times, you deserve some good news! I too would love to see a video of his movement! It's not too often when you come across an exceptional foal with such potential.
 

Jan Owen
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Yipee!!! Great News all around! With Europa are you going to let her carry a baby?
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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yes, Europa will carry a baby....

As for video and current pix, we are having a big weekend on June 27/28. We are going to shoot a farm video and my two favorite photographers will be there, our handler, and many friends who have volunteered to groom and help with the horses. If you are wondering, I am very lucky to have one of my son's friends make this video gratis. Barbecue for all afterwards...
 

Kathee McGuire
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I have been meaning to stop by California...


Sounds like a lot of fun work! When do you think it will be completely produced?
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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I plan to distribute it at the horse show on Sept 11-13 in Southern CA.
 

Jan Owen
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Terry is that at the City of Industry?
 

Kim Peavy
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Tick Tock..Tick Tock...time passes so slowly when you are waiting the two weeks for preggo checks...how's everyone holding up? I am beginning to feel my stomach beginning to tighten up and get sick....what I think 4-5 more days??? gonna be a long 4-5 days too...then when the day gets here, I'll not want to even know what the scan shows...so scared! :-)
 

Marilyn Lemke
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You and me both Kim! Sometimes, I think it's nicer to think it's possible she's pregnant and never have the ultrasound, so I won't be disappointed. lol
 

Kim Peavy
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I was thinking the same thing...we could just assume she is, and imagine foal movement, etc. and get all excited....but we are too practical for that, and we must know for sure...so here we wait...have a great weekend! It's Friday, and I'm off yippee
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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tomorrow we will be checking Europa to see if she has two viable embryos...whether we even bother has to do if two other mares need the recepient mares or not...if not, we will go ahead with Europa....

It is a very interesting possibility....

Jan the show is at City of Industry....might you come?
 

Diana Gilger
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Good luck to all of you awaiting ultrasounds, I know how it can be! My tiny Dynamite has 3 of his mares bred so far, and 2 to go....we bred Misty back to him tonight....and Feathers has YET to come back into heat after foaling on April 11...she's starting to frustrate me. I tried just putting her out with him figuring the constant stallion presence would bring her into heat, then learned that she's very submissive, and will squat for him any day of the week. I'd like to think I would notice whether or not she's in actual heat...but can't tell anything from this. The only thing is, she's 11 inches taller than my stallion, and he can't reach her....so I have to bring them into the barn (to the pit I dug) to breed her. Is it pretty safe to assume that if I breed her every 26 days post foaling, that I'll get her covered? Otherwise, I have no options....I can't do the P&E....nobody is going to be able to give her shots several days in a row, as she is the WILD one...and she can't even be sedated to be ultrasounded....*sigh*.....horses!
 

Diana Gilger
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Terry, any word on Nicola yet?
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Nicola is at the vet now being bred....she is clean and is coming in heat...Hoping for the best
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Thank you Diana! I hope Nicola gets pregnant for you Terry, good luck. Good luck with Europa too.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for all our mares to be pregant and safely in foal.
 

Diana Gilger
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There's gonna be a lot of us on foal watch all at the same time, it seems....YAY!! *Misery LOVES company!*
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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I have pix now of Europeo taken by the vet...I am so thrilled to think we have produced a colt like this....perhaps a farm sire if everything goes right in the future....

[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/62009167.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/62009193.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/62009208.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/62009212.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/62009238.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/62009240.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/62009249.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/62009253.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/62009270.jpg[/IMG]
 

Kathee McGuire
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WOW! Impressive! He looks great - so does mom. I love the last pic where all four hooves are suspended in air. I cant wait to see his video debut.
 

Samantha
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WOW, Terry, what a colt... conratulations, he really looks like a special boy!

Do you think you'll have him back at your place for the photoshoot next weekend? It would be awesome to see him in person! I can't wait Terry, I always enjoy those photoshoots and watching your magnificent mares and foals show off for the cameras!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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yes...he is back home...we should have a wonderful time...Terry
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Tomorrow (Thursday) at 10:00 is Kim's Sweetie's ultrasound to see if she's pregnant. If we all think positive thoughts and do the bestest preggo dance you can muster up for Kim, it will definately help.

Kim I wish you lots of luck and good preggy vibes going your way!!!

I can't wait to hear the good news!!!
 

Jan Owen
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I have commenced dancing and finger/toe crossing...Hoping and a little prayer. Kim my thoughts are with you and expect great news posted here! Marilyn I will continue all of the above for you Uh-O for Friday! Thinking of you!
 

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I just got home and looked at my mare....she has the I did it this time look mom....so I'm hoping, praying and dancing too! I'm not going to let the bad thoughts enter my mind...thanks guys for all the encouragement...! Kim
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Thank you Jan, for remembering Uh-O's ultrasound this Friday. You're dancing and crossing helped Dora a couple years ago, so I'm thinking with you on our side, we may get lucky again.

Kim, I'll be on pins and needles until I find out about Sweetie. Please let us know as soon as you can. Thanks and good luck again!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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I am right there with ya....Europa gets her check on Saturday morning. I brought Nicola home today. She was bred on a 50 mm follicle and the vet said the frozen semen was among the best she had seen. Eneida gets a Heart Beat check on Saturday also.

So by the time the weekend is over, we will all be put out of our misery or completely back in depending on how you look at it LOL

Hard to believe, but we are actually starting to plan weaning activities...this season flew by!
 

Jan Owen
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Alright Terry we will continue the dancing, finger crossing, hoping and praying for you into Saturday....and then we will be doing it all over again in celebration of great news and hoping and praying for the future!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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thanks you guys...it is hard to find sisters under the skin in the world outside of horses....
 

Marilyn Lemke
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I'm sorry, I didn't mean to leave you out Terry. Good luck with you as well with Europa and Nicola.
You've been through so much this year, hopefully they'll be pregnant and you'll be set for the year.
 

Kim Peavy
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It's 8:30 here....just fed, I'm nervous and tummy in a mess...I'm gonna go take a bubble bath and pretend all is well with the world! LOL...will update sometime after 10:00...thanks for the well wishes!! Kim
 

Jan Owen
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Kim...sounds like a plan!
 

Jan Owen
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I am so anxious for you Kim!
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Jan, I hope Kim doesn't mind me posting her results on here, but Sweetie is open. It's such sad news. It breaks my heart, knowing what she's going through. I'm sure she'll give everyone the details on her next move.
 

Kim Peavy
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Thanks Marilyn...in between emailing back and forth with the stallion owner and work, I forgot to come and place my results here. As Marilyn reported...no baby...UGH! I've given up AI for this year, many of the local stallion folks have pretty much told me the same thing...right now, its too hot and not many are having much success here in FL anyway with AI right now...so, I'm taking her this weekend for live cover on my plan B, second choice TB stallion. Vet will check her tomorrow and see when optimum time to breed is. If this doesn't work, we are just not meant to have a baby next year! Thanks for all the dancing and well wishes...I wish those of you waiting results in the next few days much success! I'll thinking and praying for you! Kim
 

Jan Owen
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BUMMER!!! oh man...I am so sorry Kim...I was really hoping for you. I know you must be disappointed but your moving forward with a new plan and moving forward is always a good plan. Wishing you luck in Plan B......
 

Heidi Caldwell
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Kim, I have been following this thread and I am so sorry. I know what you are going through. It just so sucks. All the time and MAJOR $$$$. I am waiting on my second attempt this season with my dutch mare for AI and won't know until next Friday, but I do understand your frustration. I wish you and Sweetie the best!
 

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Thanks all! I look at my mare and she has this kind look like WHAT???? I'm trying. LOL. Maybe she just needs to feel the man on her! HE HE...well, I'm over that money is gone and under the bridge...so on to the next one! I appreciate all your thoughts prayers and dances! I'll keep you posted on Plan B and the next saga!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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So sorry you have been disappointed...Plan B must be the right thing...we will keep on supporting you....Terry
 

Ad TB
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Sorry to hear that Kim, I can see how much you were wanting the mare to be in foal.

We'd a bit of bad news as well this morning. After several unsuccesful attempts to get Happy in foal this year we had a biopsy done and the results are not good. I haven't been speaking to the vet, my brother was so I don't know the full details but apparently she has severe endometriosis and only has a 10% chance of ever going in foal again. The vet has decided that we should cautorise her uterus. We're going to do this on her next heat. It's disappointing news as she's a 13 year old mare and is very well bred and a very good race horse.

I'm hoping for the best for everyone else awaiting pregnancy scans
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 483
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Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 06:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Ad...I hope all goes well with Happy. I just feel like I've had a string of bad luck this time around...last time, basically first try, so not so good this time. All I can do is keep tredging forward. I woke up thinking of Marilyn today..praying for good news for Uh-O. My hubby is off work today, so he will meet vet and check Sweetie today to see when to take her to stud....good luck Marilyn and to the rest of you waiting news on pregnancies or other issues to get pregnant! Kim
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2037
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 07:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

First of all I'd like to wish Jan O. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! May you have many many more birthdays and good health!!!!!

Ad TB, what disappointing news! If you cautorise the uterus, will that increase your mare's chances of becoming pregnant? I'm very sorry about your troubles, I hope this procedure helps her...

Kim, I'm excited for your next breeding. I know you feel bummed right now because of the AI breedings, but like you said, that's water over the dam. I think this may be what was meant to happen. The stallion you choose is very very nice and you'll have an awesome baby!

I'll let you girls know how the ultrasound turns out... ugggg... what a sick feeling in my stomach. But I have to think positively and if she's not pregnant, we'll just go from there. I'm not giving up, not by a long shot!

Good luck Terry and everyone else on this board with their breeding. I wish we could all go out and have a cup of coffee and talk. A good time would be had by all!
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2044
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Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 12:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not pregnant... Crumb!
 

Samantha
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Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 729
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Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So sorry Kim, stay positive, maybe LC will be the trick?

Terry, my fingers are crossed for you :-)

Ad TB, I'm so sorry to hear about Happy. Would you mind explaining a bit more about the cautorising her uterus? I've got a mare with a bad biopsy score whom I adore (IIB), and would love to hear if that would help her.

Marilyn, I logged on this morning seeing that you were the last poster, and hoping for good news on Uh-O. I'll be checking frequently, I really hope she's pregnant after everything you have gone through with her!


Update on my breeding saga:

Bailey did not show ANY signs of foal heat, nada.. so we missed that one. She's at 22 days post foaling, and we must get her on the 30 day heat. Currently she is at the Vet's with her 3 week old colt, who unfortunatly fractured his jaw and will be down there for at least a week. Poor little guy. Anyways, if she still happens to be down there when she comes into heat, I'll just have them breed her there.

Trea gets checked Monday.. today is day 14, but I'd like to wait another 2-3 days just to be sure.

My new girl is down at the vets right now with my stallion (he has a couple other collections to do in the upcoming week, so I figured I'd just leave him there). She got a lutalyse shot yesterday when the vet saw her... it would be fantastic if she caught on the first try LOL.
 

Diana Gilger
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Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 2421
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 12:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OMG SAMANTHA!! What happened to your colt's jaw? That's horrible!! I sure hope Bailey catches for you. I have a mare as well, who's been in silent heat mode since she foaled April 11th...it's been a real pain, and I don't really think we'll get her bred until her foal is gone, which makes for one late baby next year!

Kim, so sorry to hear she didn't take!

Marilyn, best of luck to you!

So far, I have katie, Freckles, Misty, Onyx bred, and a new mare coming in mid july already bred. Can't seem to get the last 2 bred successfully, but intend to try another month more.

Good luck to all!!
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 487
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Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 06:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks like we will be taking Sweetie to breeding shed on either Sunday afternoon or Monday am...vet will check her early Sunday to let us know....I'm going to try to video the breeding, if my camera will work...marilyn has never seen live cover...he he....K
 

Jan Owen
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Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2534
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 12:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Samantha...wow..what happened to the colt?! So glad he will be alright. You still have a very busy time of it right now!
 

Jan Owen
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Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2535
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 12:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Diana....it sound like you new little stallion is doing pretty good for his first time out if he settled those mares..hopefully the last two get done soon.

Kim....good luck with Sweetie and your "live" shoot!
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 2424
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 11:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, Jan, he's been busy at it! So far, so good, just one more mare to go, and she's been doing the 'silent heat' thing since April. I read the article about teasing relentlessly with the stallion, hoping to get her to break, but she is stronger than I (and the stallion). She refuses to show heat at all. I have put her in with the stallion permanantly, hoping for some sign of her coming in, but nothing...and even if she did, he can't reach her to breed her....I would have to catch them, then take her into the barn in the hole. LOL It's all so crazy...but if she turns up not bred, I'll just wait and breed her earlier next year. I'd rather not be on foal watch in this heat!
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 489
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 06:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok....we did live cover today and all went as planned. Sweetie had 41 follicle and was given desolorin to ovulate. We bred about 2:00 this afternoon. She is now home, teasing and loving on my daughter's pony. Here is a little slide show of all but the mounting..I was afraid to post that..but will if it's ok...he he
The stallion is a JC TB named Obvious Reason and is 17h tall...I'm really excited about this foal now...he has the most gorgeous head and neck..I know the pix don't really show it, but I'm telling you, he was nice. He looks a bit thin here and washed out from being outside, but the foundation is there....
http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff169/kwpeavy/?action=view&current=9419575e.p bw
Kim
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2055
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 07:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sounds like you have a super chance at this one Kim! He's a handsome suiter! Isn't it exciting to dream of what could be! I'm excited for you and very hopeful. I'm praying for you Kim!

If Uh-O is clean tomorrow, she will most likely let her ovulate and then prostin her this coming Saturday and breed her shortly after that. So that would make it just about the same amound of time behind you as the last time our mares were pregnant together. Kinda weird, but that would be awesome if it worked out that way.
 

Jan Owen
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Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2544
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Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 01:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kim...all things crossed for you! Hopefully this will do the trick..Nice stud!
 

Jan Owen
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Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2545
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Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 01:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dearest Marilyn...so heartbroken for you...I am really praying for you and this next try. You are such an inspiration as you persist and I hope that you reap your reward. Hugs, Jan
 

Marilyn Lemke
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Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2058
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Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 01:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Jan, you must have sensed I'm feeling down right now. I still haven't heard from the vet about her lab work, so I think it must not be good. She would have called by now if it was good news.

So I'm sitting here at work, feeling sorry for myself. So I'm not really an inspiration as you say, but I appreciate your kind words.

Thank you so much for your continued prayers, I need them...
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 791
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Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 03:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Marilyn...YOU are an inspiration...always so kind, and so very deserving of a beautiful foal
 

Jan Owen
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Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2547
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 03:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Marilyn..hang in there...but it's okay to feel sorry for yourself! You have been through an amazing journey! From the difficulties of getting your mare pregnant, tradgedy beyond words losing your mare, struggle through raising an orphan foal, showing and getting recognize for an outstanding filly....quite a journey but it sounds like you are still on the path just climbing another hill but you will reach the top!!! Hugz...
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2068
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I really had a rough day yesterday, but reading your posts really helped! Thank you soooo much!! I forgot to mention, my husband hurt his knee very badly while showing the girls, so he's not much help around the farm and it's basically up to me to get the farm work done, so I'm rather stressed. He has a doctor appointment this afternoon. I hope it's not serious.

The vet still hasn't gotten the report back from the lab. She turned in the sample on Friday, so I would have thought we'd know something on Monday. I think we'll get results today for sure. Waiting is the hardest part with breeding.

What I didn't know is Beta Strep takes 24 hours to incubate and EColi takes 48 hours, so I learned something.

Meanwhile Uh-O has ovulated this cycle and if she is infected we'll probably have to bring her back in season and medicate then. If she's clean, we'll bring her back in and inseminate later next week or beginning of the following week.

Again, I just wanted to thank all of you again for picking me up and dusting me off, so to speak. I was really down... Thanks!!!

Marilyn
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 796
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Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

all I can do is commiserate...so sorry but hopeful she will be ready to go....totally on your side....XOXOXO
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 494
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 04:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So far, so good with Sweetie. Vet checked her today, she ovulated sometime between breeding on Sunday and today....yeah! She had a minute amount of fluid today,she flushed her with one liter of saline and it came back clean, treated her with an antibiotic, stitched her up tight and said to oxytocin her tomorrow and start regumate on Thurs., until she preggo cks her in 15 days. Sad news though, mom's mare did not take, so its back to breeding shed for her before the 15th...poor mom...:-( Kim
 

Samantha
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Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 731
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 01:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So sorry Marilyn :S

Keeping my fingers crossed Kim, seems like it's been a tough year for many.


Well Trea is in foal :-) We checked her at 17 days, and again today, at 19 days. She has great tone, and everything is normal. She lost the pregnancy last year between 16 days and 25 days. I'll be very anxious for that 25 day heartbeat check!

Bailey is still at UC Davis with her colt, he is doing better, but will need to be there a while longer. We think he must have gotten kicked in the pasture, but he will be okay. I decided to just have her bred there. I went and got the semen from the stallion today and hand delivered it to UC Davis. It's so nice having so many nice stallions so close. Here is the stallion she will be bred to this year, he's a lovely boy, with lovely offspring:
http://www.rainbowequus.com/LandfrieseII.htm

My new girl still hasn't been bred. She has been given Lutalyse twice now. Had a 28mm today, so we're finally getting somewhere. She is being bred by UC Davis as well, I have complete faith in them. We did her first photoshoot, and I thought I'd share the new pictures, they are on her page:
http://www.secretambitionstables.com/katesunique.htm

I'm hoping for a really nice hunter pony prospect out of her, she is being bred to my boy, I have really high hopes!
http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo189/fohlen/Solomon/Solomon-UCD3.jpg
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 800
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 11:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

so glad to see you last weekend....best of luck with latest breeding adventures....your new mare is lovely and should be a great producer for you,,,
 

Jan Owen
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Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2555
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 01:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey girlies when are we going to get to see some of your pictures?
 

Heidi Caldwell
Nursing Foal
Username: Heidicald

Post Number: 17
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 08:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh, jingle for us, we have our preg check tomorrow am. It is my second try this season with my dutch mare to Rousseau...

No sleep for me tonite.
 

Samantha
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Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 733
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 09:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you Terry! By the way, I just responded to your email, it was sent to a different folder. Sorry abou that!


Heidi, I'm so jingling for you!! I had planned to breed a mare to Rousseau this year (I adore him, mare was even approved for him), but the finances just wouldn't allow it. Here's hoping you get that black dot!! Good luck!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 801
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Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 12:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would breed to Rousseau if I had a WB also...great stalliion!

Sam can you post one pix of each baby?
 

Heidi Caldwell
Nursing Foal
Username: Heidicald

Post Number: 18
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 02:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, Kati is NOT pregnant. I feel sick.
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 499
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 02:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Katie...so sorry, I do so know how you feel...I'm in my two week period (well almost down to one now) on my 5th cover this season...first 4 tries were AI and unsuccessful...we now think mostly due to poor semen quality..but we'll know in a little over a week...we live covered her on June 28th....but gosh, I feel for you, it does make you want to throw up...will you try one more time? Wishing you the best in whatever you decide...
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 500
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 02:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ooops, sorry, meant to address that Heidi..Katie of course the mare...but I'm sorry for her too! LOL
 

Heidi Caldwell
Nursing Foal
Username: Heidicald

Post Number: 19
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 02:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks! These boards do help because you just dont feel so alone in the problems!

I am not sure what I am going to do yet. It's a money thing at this point. I am going to think over the weekend and decide from there. I live in Atlanta and I think it may just be too late in the season to try again. Its been almost 95-100 for like 15 days in a row.

Hope your mare takes with live cover. That Sweetie, she has really had a saga!
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2081
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 06:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That sucks Heidi! I take it, you've had a cytology and a culture done on her?.. I've read many times on here that it took 3 and sometimes 4 times to get their mare pregnant. I hope you'll be able to give it one more shot, but I realize money is a big factor in all of this.

I'm at the point now, that I've already spent an ungodly amount of money, so I hate to stop now and get nothing for it... but then again, I hate to throw more money out the window... gosh what to do...

I feel so sad for you and knowing how upset you are, just makes me want to give you a big hug.. So here it comes... BIG HUG!!! I'm so sorry...
 

Heidi Caldwell
Nursing Foal
Username: Heidicald

Post Number: 20
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 08:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks so much Marilyn.
Actually NO, I did not have a cyt or culture done. I did take her to UGA for a repro check before I started this whole mess back in April. The vet there said everything appeared great, I did not need those things. Guess I prob do, huh?

My vet that did this second go around (my home vet) thinks I should biopsy and culture for sure. He also said today that her uterus felt a little flacid and that maybe had she been on regumate 5 days after ovulation, a preg would have held. Hindsight is 20/20 I guess. Esp since I have a big fat bottle of the stuff in my tack room. Had I known that I certainly would have done that!

I hate the $$ part. God, I could throw up about that. I do not have the money to throw around - my work is about 1/2 what I was doing last year. Times are tough. But when you are thousands in, what to do? I am going to sit on it over the weekend and decide. I will likely just wait till next season and try again.
 

Kim Peavy
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Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 501
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 09:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Heidi..I do also understand the $$ part as well. After my 2nd failed AI attempt, at least the stallion owner offered to do collections for $150...I guess their cost...that helped...but still lots of money out and like Marilyn, the more I spent the more I felt I was in for and then you wonder...keep trying to re-coup possibly or keep throwing money down the black hole...I feel like I'm back in Vegas playing the slot machine...cash out now or "one more spin" you know? It's hard to tell, but I was lucky in finding a backup stallion fairly close that would do live cover and he discounted the stud fee cause he felt so bad for me. I also still have the stud fee for the failed breeding this year...so maybe next year I can try that one again..who knows...I am on the regumate thing now...started it yesterday and will do it until next preggo check, which I believe will be on or about July 13 or 14th...not sure though...weird, the last time I bred Sweetie and she took 2nd try...it was July 27th...hmmm...she is getting close to that time again...have a wonderful holiday all! Kim
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2084
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 10:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It really is upsetting when you took your mare to UGA and they said everything appeared great. You did not get a complete picture on this mare. A cytology and culture should absolutely be included in the evaluation of the mare, which is why you brought her to them in the first place. They did not do a satifactory job and may have caused you a great deal of time and money. Of course, this is my opinion, but this has been my experience.

Heidi, I would definately follow your vet's advice and do a culture and biopsy.You can't tell by "just looking" to say the mare is infection free.

My mare looked great, no inflammation, no fluid and also looked ready to breed. We did a biopsy, culture and cytology and found she was infected with Beta Strep. and then after that EColi. After many attempts to get this mare clean, I believe we're finally there.

If you do plan on going ahead with another breeding, I would definately get the lab work done your present vet suggests.

I wish you luck if you decide to proceed with another breeding.
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
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Username: Watchman

Post Number: 802
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had the same experience this year with Nicola...infected and didn't know it...UGH....can't take these things for granted...

The seventh is almost here and then we check her....tick tock tick tock.

Wouldn't you know, a prospective buyer is out there hoping she is not pregnant. The horse are fabulous, the horse business is so very difficult.
 

Heidi Caldwell
Weanling
Username: Heidicald

Post Number: 21
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 05:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, I agree Marilyn. I paid ALOT to have both mares checked (One was a recipient as I started out trying an ET). They should have performed these tests I guess. I did not know to ask, but had them both scheduled for a repro exam..

I think it is prob too late in the season to try again, I am in GA. What do you all think? Should I wait and do it next spring? Should I try again now? If I do the culture/cyt/biopsy, do you know how long results take to get and treatment time before rebreeding if she does have something wrong? Also, I know it totally depends, but if anyone has done these tests, how much $$ have they been?

My mare is 17, BTW. But in exceptional condition. Thanks so much, I think we should start a new thread maybe...



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