Let's See Those Broodmares
We're always having threads on foals and stallions, but I would really love to see the wonderful broodmares out there. Any mare that is bred or has foaled either once or a bunch of times qualifies. I'd like to see what they do on their "off-season", whether time spent without foals is used showing or working or just lazing about. Let's see what makes your mare great!
Nice thread Buttin the dirt :-)
Merlot still has the 'large parasite' attached to her (vet's words not mine LOL) She is thinner than I would like however having said that, she looks vibrant and happy - her coat glows despite it being winter so I am not concerned - vet also said she looks great considering what she is feeding ;-)
I won't be putting her foal again as once I wean His Lordship, she will become my riding horse (at least this is the plan as Persil is retired now due to bad arthritis) .
She is loving being 'Muzzerr' to Zephyr and is far more worried about him going away for a walk than he is about her. I wonder if the fact she lost her first foal the year before (at 24 hours) has made her ultra clingy?
I figured it would be nice to honor the real heroes; the broodmares!
I have only one mare who has foaled prior, and given us our first ever foal earlier this year. Tenakee is a registered American Bashkir Curly horse, nineteen years old, and trained to ride and drive. She foaled a beautiful filly in February of 2013, one I hope that will carry on her legacy if she is not bred again. I also have another mare that I plan on breeding down the road. She is ABCR registered, trained to ride and drive, but a much younger model and more stock bred rather than draft. She's a good mare, but does not get as much credit Tenakee gets for over ten years on baby duty. I hope some day that Scarlet will earn her keep as a broodmare, as well as a riding and driving horse, much like Tenakee.
In their 'off-season', both mares are ridden and driven occasionally. It's not a matter of them not knowing how, it is more of a matter of us finding time to go out and ride. We don't show, but I plan on showing Tenakee's filly, and hopefully she will grow up to be a triple-threat, (ride-drive-foal), like her mom and 'aunt'.
Good idea! Of course im on my tablet though so I have no pictures. But Josie, sugar, candy and sassy will be added soon haha
We have three...
"Angel" (19 yrs) spent her younger years doing WP and team penning. After that, as a broodmare, she produced a number of very nice foals with her great disposition. At 12 years, she became are lead "do anything, go anywhere" trail horse. Confident, seasoned, finished, with auto-pilot and cruise control, and still the quickest of the herd.
"Mandy" (18 yrs) is our only non-riding mare. She spent all her younger years showing halter, and then became a great broodmare. She has the classic QH halter body and could still do very well in the show ring.
"Lady" (11 yrs, daughter of "Mandy") spent all of her years as one of our trail horses, and had her first foal ("Buckshot") this spring. She'll be returning to the trail later this year.
We have 2, both were given to us earlier this year and we are trying to get them used humans. They were turned out with 20 other mares and 1 stud and just ran free. This was the was it was for years ( since I was a little girl) the owner died and his son had no desire to continue this. The Stallion is a great -great grand son of Colonel Freckles, all mares are AQHA and are sought after around here for cutting and roping. But, there was no human contact with the mares, the stud was as tame as a puppy ( to me this is as backwards as it gets!) but the mares were turned out on 259 acres and never really thought of unless they were sick or needed to pull the foal to wean. They never saw a ferrier. So we have had our hands full for these last few months.
This is Sage, she is 11 years old, palomino AQHA. Unfortunately, we just realized a few weeks ago that she was bred back after she had Cactus, so she is due the first part of November last part of October. She is so big now, I don't know how she is going to hold out that long. She does let us groom her. We are working on the halter.
This is Cactus, Sages filly, she is about 5 months old in this pic.
This is Lady, she is 3 years old. That is her colt, Cowboy, he made his appearance May 2. She is not bred back. After Cowboy is weaned we are going to send her off for training. She will not let us get close to her. We are just now able to hold her feed bucket while she eats out of it.
Well that is our girls and their babies, we sure do love them and are glad we were able to give them a new home and a new life.
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Lady is NICE. Shes my kinda horse. I certainly wouldn't turn any of your girls away :)
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These are my two broodmares, Vana (bigger face blaze), 18 and Lexi (stripe on face), 12. Both are about 15.3 hands, and have excellent reining champions in their backgrounds. Lexi is green broke, but I have only been able to have one successful ride on her (she has trust and training issues I am trying to figure out). Vana, to the best of my knowledge has never been broken, just used as a broodmare. They will both have their genetic testing complete prior to me breeding them next year.
First up is Summer - I just purchased this mare this spring (as well as her 2013 Half-Quarter Horse colt) but she produced three Sport Horse / Halter champions for her previous owners, and I'm really excited to see what she can produce for me purebred wise! She was never started by her previous owners but I'm hoping to change that this fall. :)
Rythm I purchased several years ago with her cousin (I think? lol) and do to a rough go in her 3-4 years of age I let her (and Bree) just be a horse so they could learn to trust people. Great producer - her colt this year MAY be my new jr. stallion prospect.
Bree, who pretty much has the same bio as Rythm. lol
Zina - She was a trail/endurance horse but I haven't rode her in probably about two years - Now that I've sold my geldings and my old riding mare is lame, I'm about to change that, although I'm not too sure how thrilled she will be about that idea. LOL
Rina - My only Russian princess. She was started but again, hasn't been rode in sometime. Now that I'm working out of home and not on the road for once, I'd like to get her going again.
And last but not least is Roxy. This is a mare I've raised since she was three months old and one I probably spoiled rotten too much. She had her first foal this year and I'm BEYOND happy with how she produced.
First up is Rumor. "Lil Bit Illegal" is a 2007 racebred AQHA. Some of the top horses are directly on her registration papers. Illegal Runaway, Zevi, First Down Dash and Lucks Chic Gay. She is a maiden, but I have plans to cross her with 3 stallions. Aint Seen Nothin Yet, On A Gator and Judge Cash. She is young enough that I have time to wait to breed. It'll be one h*ll of a foal. :shock:
Right now I'm trying to get her fit enough to run barrels. After a horrible injury and infection, It's been a LONG 10 months.
Next up in my pride and joy Chilly. She's a 2001 APHA that just produced one of the best foals possible this year. I rescued Chilly at 7 months, brought her back from death's door and we have been together ever since. She has been shown locally/4-H in Pleasure and placed well. She runs speed events (when in shape and fit) and is a money winner. She is a great trail horse. Acts a little blonde sometimes, but then again, she's blonde...And a mare.
Her first foal, Wrecker. Born St. Patrick's Day (March 17) Now a big, strong 16 weeks old.
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