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post #41 of 115 Old 04-21-2013, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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One of the videos from my visit earlier this week.

Josie April 2013 At Buffalo Ranch Video by valleychick2121 | Photobucket

Wasn't sure if the link was going to work or not, lol. She does some neat flying lead changes all over this video, lol. As you can see, when she's hot and ready to play, she has no idea where she's going xD. When she looks towards me, she's asking to come in and I'm rejecting all her offers because I wanted to keep videoing her, lmao. I'm uploading a couple more, including a laying down video, but that one is upside-down, thanks to my friend recording it that way, lol.

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Josie laying down freestyle. =) I'm pressing lightly into her chest to que her and wasn't pressing at all on her back, its just more comfortable to rest my hand there when she's going down. Now to get her to lay down with a more subtle que than picking up her foot, lol! At least she won't lay down unless I que her with her halter or chest, so she's still good for the farrier =)

6F152C79-DE35-4F06-B052-85F376966DC9-335-0000004093CFDB73_zps9e29bc2c.mp4 Video by valleychick2121 | Photobucket

And another of her goofing off =)

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It was Josie's preg check today and..... I didn't get a call! =( I'm planning on calling tomorrow morning, but can hardly wait, lol
So what is the answer? Preg or still not?
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Ugh, unfortunately not! Frickin sucks, but were plugging on. RC has had 3 mares this year so far including mine. One is in foal, one is not(mine), and one is waiting for a preg check. The one waiting is on her 2nd go around as well. Sorry it took so long to reply, I've got test after test this week and next, didn't even here back til yesterday evening, lol
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That is unfortunate :(
Almost makes you wish you had tried breeding on Josie's 30 day heat after Simba was born last year
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Ikr? Lol, I'm going to keep trying, but the longer it takes for her to get in foal, the younger the foal will be getting ready for the futurities.
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Oh,that's too bad! Here's hoping second time's the charm. :)
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Haha, yeah. She's been bred twice, so this will be her third go-around. I don't know whether its better to change stallions now and hopefully get her bred this year or not. =(

I've got over 5,000 invested in her breeding to RC already, and don't want to give up on my dream, but it seems like this might be a furtive effort to keep trying with his semen quality so low. Also, she didn't take with his semen when she was bred to him the last time either (she was bred 3 times then.)

What would yáll do in a situation like this? She is reining bred and I love, love, LOVE RC's looks and accomplishments and think they compliment themselves wonderfully, but given the situation, I'm wondering if I'm "barn blind" or whatever to the reality that his semen is poor anyways, they use a very tiny dose each AI, and idk how my mare even does with AI, considering she has now been bred 5 x's without a pregnancy via AI and took the first coupling naturally.

Ugh, the thought had never entered my mind til their vet called me with the bad news and asked me if I wanted to switch stallions. The other 2 possiblities for a match with Josie would be Hydrive Cat and TR Dual Rey. Both nice stallions, but cutting bred! =/

I feel like if I tell her to switch, then I'm throwing in the flag too early when she could get in foal the very next time she's AI'd with RC's semen.

I would love to hear everyone's thoughts, so I can take that into consideration. Between lack of sleep with work, clinicals, and classes - not to mention finals next week and a couple tests this week, I'm not sure I'm thinking clearly anyways as I can't seem to come up with anything to do, lol. Sorry for the long post, btw!
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If I was in your situation....I'd pick your second best choice...

If your looking to have a futurity prospect, time is not on your side.

With RCs semen count so Iow, id bite the bullet and throw in the towel.
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