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post #1 of 24 Old 03-04-2020, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Baby Jackson (2021 foal)

I guess I'll start my baby thread now ...

Last year (2019), at our local cow horse club's awards banquet, I won the breeding to Brother Jackson. There were a few stallions to bid on, Brother Jackson and Call Me Mitch being the biggest ones. Of course the Mitch breeding went for big bucks, but the Brother Jackson breeding was affordable and I really liked him. I did not particularly want to breed to Mitch (Metallic Cats are flooding the market) and Brother Jackson has the reputation of putting quiet disposition on his foals. So I was excited to win the breeding! This is my first time breeding a horse ...

I contacted the Wolds (where he is standing and Ken Wold is the trainer who is showing him) to see if I could wait until this year to use the breeding as I was trying to qualify my mare for the World Show. They agreed and after I got back from Texas I started the ball rolling and got the contracts.

Tonight I'll meet with a friend who did breeding for years (10+) as a mare owner, so knows not only the ins/outs of the process but can tell me if the contracts are typical (I think they are, but doesn't hurt to get a 2nd Opinion). I will also use her breeding vet, who is an old hat at this.

Here are the pedigrees - hoping it is a good cross!




Pix of my mare, Pi:

As a 2 yo:


More recent:




Info on Brother Jackson:



Here's a video of him in the Worlds Greatest Horseman fence work prelims last month:


So will get the contracts back to them, call the vet and set up a time to take Pi to him for checkup & then breeding.

So much fun!!!
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post #2 of 24 Old 03-04-2020, 12:43 PM
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I'm so excited for this baby and she is not even bred yet! Lol!
The Pepto crossed on a Shining Spark mare is a magic cross ;)

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post #3 of 24 Old 03-04-2020, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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I'm so excited for this baby and she is not even bred yet! Lol!
Aw, thanks @COWCHICK77 . And I love how you said "she"! LOL ... Filly would be my first choice, but since I don't get a choice, I'll just hope for a healthy foal.


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The Pepto crossed on a Shining Spark mare is a magic cross ;)
I saw that ... Good sign indeed!
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post #4 of 24 Old 03-04-2020, 02:30 PM
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Dang it's going to be a LOOONNNNNGGGGG year! Looking forward to following this. I hope all goes smoothly...
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post #5 of 24 Old 03-05-2020, 12:37 AM
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Neither have bloodlines to sneeze at. Foal will have so much cow it might come out looking like a calf. I bet it will be a sorrel too! Sorry I'm going on a lack of sleep so what sounds funny to me probably sounds stupid to the rest of you. LOL

Anxious to see this baby for sure!

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I too would take "healthy" for mare and foal.
That mare is a beautiful animal...

Both horses have nice bloodlines...
There is nothing to not like that I saw in either...
I happen to like "older" blood for consistency in what is thrown...
I enjoy the old-time quarters get looking like quarters with their build and brains...OK and athleticism too.
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post #7 of 24 Old 03-05-2020, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Dang it's going to be a LOOONNNNNGGGGG year! Looking forward to following this. I hope all goes smoothly...
It will be a LONG year, LOL, but hopefully, it will be filled with learning new things and end with a nice healthy foal.

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Neither have bloodlines to sneeze at. Foal will have so much cow it might come out looking like a calf.
That's great! LOL ...

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I bet it will be a sorrel too!
Why do you think that? Well, as my trainer trainer said, more sorrels have won the Snaffle Bit than any other color. Color is not important to me - and my little Pi has taught me Sorrels are awesome, too!

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Anxious to see this baby for sure!
Thanks, me, too!

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That mare is a beautiful animal...
. Thanks @horselovinguy . Of course, I'm partial, but it's nice to hear that others like her too ...

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Both horses have nice bloodlines... There is nothing to not like that I saw in either...
Thanks; also nice to hear that, too!

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I happen to like "older" blood for consistency in what is thrown...I enjoy the old-time quarters get looking like quarters with their build and brains...OK and athleticism too.
I like the older lines too; when I was looking at possible stallions for Pi, a lot of friends wanted me to do Metallic Cat or one of his many stellar sons.

But I didn't want to be one of the crowd and Metallic Cat is flooding the market. So I was looking at older bloodlines where the Stallion had a reputation for putting a nice quiet disposition on his foals & would make a nice cross. Brother Jackson doesn't have a lot of foals out there yet (his first crop was in 2016), but he does have a reputation of giving them that nice disposition. It's a fun "lottery" to see what I'll actually get; but I'm not worried as long as it is healthy.
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So I went to my friend's last night and she fed me, LOL. We sat, had a little wine and talked about breeding in general and specifically. I was there for three hours and there is still so much I could ask her. She is just a wealth of knowledge and will be great support for when Pi and I get into the process. She's going to call the vet she uses for breeding to give him a heads up I'll be calling. She said he is basically retired, but he would take me is she calls him (she's used him for YEARS for her breeding vet) which she will do today. Sooo Excited!!!
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Talked to the breeding vet ... I'll take Pi there on Monday afternoon ...
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Yay!!!

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