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Archive for February, 2013

28 Feb 2013

“Pied Piper of Chesapeake Farm” by Foal Watch Kim

“Pied Piper of Chesapeake Farm”
No rats. No pipes. Just me and the barn cats. We rounded up nine of the cats, from the various barns and had them all spayed or neutered two weeks ago (see  http://www.facebook.com/SpayOurStrays). While most of these cats are friendly, I thought that they’d be a little more wary following such […]

26 Feb 2013

“A Four Brush Night” by Foal Watch Kim

 
 

 
All of the horses I have known have loved a good roll in the mud, and the mares in my care are no exception. Being eleven months pregnant only hinders their agility a little bit, but doesn’t stop them from enjoying themselves. Leaving me with the unenviable task of removing their mud treatments in the […]

26 Feb 2013

“My Love-hate Relationship with Hay” by Foal Watch Kim

I love hay. Good hay is good for horses, especially in the winter when the grass has died. Good hay provides nutrients and allows the horse to eat in a manner most similar to their physiology. In other words, they graze.
I hate hay. A  4′ long, 60+ pound bale of hay is a challenge for 5′ […]

20 Feb 2013

Half Brother to Tomcito

Early Wednesday morning (February 20th) brought the arrival of a Fort Prado colt out of Inside or Outside. This colt is a half brother to the Graded Stakes Place earner of $427,000, Tomcito, who ran 3rd in the 2008 running of the Florida Derby behind Big Brown. At 133 lbs. this good looking colt is our […]

19 Feb 2013

Strong 2nd for the Smolichs

Andy and Marilyn’s home bred Adriatic Skye (by Tribal Rule out of Princess Lianna) ran a strong 2nd on Feb. 16th at Golden Gate Fields. The 5 1/2 furlong Maiden Special Weight was contested over the all-weather surface. Adriatic Skye set strong early fractions of 22.79, 46.54, 58.62 and missed the final time of 1:05.40 […]

14 Feb 2013

“Breeding season for more than Horses” by Foal Watch Kim

As with any farm, we do have a population of resident wildlife. Barns are kept clean and feed is secured in designated rooms to prevent unwanted attention, however occasionally company just wanders in.
Mid-January to mid-February is breeding season for skunks. I’ve happened to spot at least one skunk a night while driving rounds between barns […]

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