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DeliciousD 09-26-2013 02:46 PM

As we are doing baby bump threads - UPDATE FOAL HAS ARRIVED!!!
 
Well my lovely mare Delicia is 134 days in foal. She is clearly loving life and eating for two already (in her eyes!)
Update: She is no where near as stud-like as she has been so i think she has calmed down a bit, she is still very herd dominant and definitely the alpha mare of the herd.

Shes due for her EHV-1 vaccine at 150 days. Her hind shoes are now off and her fronts to follow. Its been years since she was unshod so we did it in stages to make sure she didnt suddenly go lame. I think she is taking to pregnancy very well and tempted to breed a second :D its a slipery slope i tell you!

Here are some up to date photos:

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Last weekend we went to see the British National Dressage Championships, where the best dressage horses in the country compete for the crown of national champion at that level. We saw the sire of Mini-D go on to become 14th in the country at medium level after only two years of competition!

Here is dad, Amour G

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I have to say his temperament and attitude is outstanding and I had some lovely cuddles with him. its the first time i have met him in the flesh. I have watched hours of DVDs and sent friends to stallion shows too far for me to travel to to check him out. I was not disappointed :). He is 16.2hh and a lot more compact then dee with fab conformation. Dee is apparently 17hh but after seeing him shes a LOT bigger so im going to remeasure her this weekend :O

He is everything i looked for in a sire for dee and i am so over excited about this foal :D. So please, follow me on my (neurotic) journey to breeding from my horse of a lifetime. My good mare.

TexasBlaze 09-26-2013 03:56 PM

This is gonna one HECK of a baby! What breed are both parents?

DeliciousD 09-26-2013 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by TexasBlaze (Post 3733434)
This is gonna one HECK of a baby! What breed are both parents?

Delicia is a graded pink paper pure Hanovarian by Donnerschwee (donnerhall) out of a Sao Paulo x Sandro mare, Amour G is KWPN by Ringo out of a May Sherif x Aleksander mare with Ferro, Samber and King in the bloodlines :). I went after the temperament and bloodlines that i know are good, the fact he is coloured (hetrozygous) is a bonus :D.

I'm very excited about this match, this is my next top dressage horse, the mare has competed medium (winning teams and county level) working advance medium and the stallion is scoring 76% at advance medium, 8 years old and definitiely Grand Prix material :)

Here is his test from last saturday


WesternRider88 09-26-2013 04:21 PM

They're both very stunning horses! It's going to be a super nice baby. :smile:

MsLady 09-26-2013 04:32 PM

Can't wait to watch your adventure! Lovely horses!
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DeliciousD 09-26-2013 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by WesternRider88 (Post 3733650)
They're both very stunning horses! It's going to be a super nice baby. :smile:

Here is hoping! There are never any certainties with breeding but fingers crossed we have done everything we can to ensure its a stonker of a foalie!

I have been bad...the one thing about big shows are the stands and the shopping...

Meet foalies first bling!

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DeliciousD 09-26-2013 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by MsLady (Post 3733802)
Can't wait to watch your adventure! Lovely horses!
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Thank you :D its been pretty great so far. When we first tried in march we were so disappointed she didnt take but this time she was a trooper. All done at home whilst dad was undergoing major life saving cancer surgery. When it all went wrong with dad dee has been there to help us have something to focus on. This foal has given us hope :)

DeliciousD 09-29-2013 04:35 PM

UPDATE: Dee is very very affectionate and is without a doubt now showing :)

Shes become a joy to do/handle and is starting to rough off nicely for winter :)

I had a whole sunday free (shock horror) so had time to hang out with her and take some pics and video...enjoy!

hint: watch the video in hd

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MsBHavin 09-29-2013 04:52 PM

Super excited to see this baby. What a gorgeous match!

What gender are you hoping for?

DeliciousD 09-29-2013 05:32 PM

As long as it is healthy i dont mind :) A mare would be nice to breed from in the future and extend Dee's line but as long as mum and baby are well :D


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