Bella's Foaling Thread (2021 APHA)
Aces April Dawn aka Bella was bred to Sexy N My Carharts for a May 2021 foal.
My luck hasnt been the best with this whole breeding thing....originally I had Bella booked to a Shire stallion, due to coronavirus, and a few second thoughts/bad feelings about the breeder, I cancelled the breeding. Breeder told me she would refund, and here we are 7 months since I sent the stud fee and she tells me if I want my stud fee back I can take her to court....so I started searching for versatile, calm, nice demeanor, good conformation Quarter or Paint horses....I love flashy Paints, so opted to go with Sexy N My Carharts. He is APHA, AQHA, PtHA, NSBA.....he is also overo but does not carry to LWO gene, instead carries the W20 gene.
Bella was originally bred back in May, confirmed in foal at her 14 day ultrasound, at her 30 day ultrasound she was no longer pregnant. I decided to give it another try as my vet was certain it must have been a hormonal inbalence. So mid June she was AI'd again....she was put on regumate the day after she was bred, confirmed in foal at her 14 day ultrasound, and was deemed still pregnant at her 30 day ultrasound yesterday! Heartbeat looks good, and everything looked great! She did end up having a caslick done yesterday. 60 day ultrasound is scheduled for mid August.
I am beyond excited for this foal! Gender and color make absolutely no difference to me, but as a Paint horse enthusiast, obviously Im hoping for some flashy markings!
Bella has had 2 foals, one in 2017, and one in 2018. Both chestnut overo fillies.....color chances in this breeding are Buckskin, Bay, Chestnut, Black, and Palomino with high chances of Buckskin and Bay.