Seeing as the days are drawing closer I figured I would make a shiny new thread to honor Tenakee's pregnancy. I will make a vow to update it regularly and not write a novel every time I do. If you want to look at old updates and a bit more of her story; Curly Horse Foaling Thread!
Tenakee* is an 18 year old American 'Bashkir' Curly who was owned by Joe Mead himself, a well known guru in the world of Curly horses. Tenakee's name means "Coppery Shield Bay" in Tlingit - a tribe native to Alaska. Tenakee was a broodmare most of her life and is tentative registered in the American Bashkir Curly Registry, otherwise known as the ABCR. Her pedigree.
The stallion is 12 year old appaloosa-patterned MCH Buddy*. He is a pretty mellow and easy going guy but has the curiosity factor that he surely passed onto his last foal. I have met him once and I wouldn't have guessed he was a stallion. He behaved very well and was in a herd of all mares and a yearling colt that was also from this same pairing. The colt could even come right up behind him and he didn't seem to mind. He is fully registered in the ABCR; His pedigree.
The last foal they had was a stocky straight-haired colt that wasn't eligible for registry in ABCR. I am really hoping for a curly coated filly with maybe some appaloosa pattern on her. I'd be contented with just a filly, but a healthy foal in general is something that is the most important to me.
We are currently unsure of her due date as they told us that she should have the foal around September, but everyone who has seen her - including a vet - concluded that she should be July/August with her foal. But who knows, anything's possible I guess! Could be a little filly waiting for me next week, or a colt come fall. But if I had to guess when it would be the week we leave for Texas. ;3 Seems to be how things work.
-First picture; Tenakee 6/14/12
-Second picture; MCH Buddy
-Their colt from 2011