|My first daily painting, an 8 x 10 oil on panel of Twine.|
If you've been following this blog, you'll know that the last of the broodmares, Jubie (now Rae) went on to a new career this spring. Last October I sent Twine to a new home, where she was to be part of a Paint horse breeding program. A year ago (June 16, to be exact) we lost Viv to colic. So this spring has been a little melancholy; the end of an era, so to speak.
|Firstborn, Gracie! 2008|
|Always a good mother - Zippy, 2012 baby.|
Long story short, that ended up happening. She was in poor shape reproductively, but thanks to my awesome vet, and a couple of sessions with my Equi-Bow practitioner, Twine overcame her issues and caught on the first cover. I think both the vet and I were surprised, but hey, we'll take it. So far she's had successful 15day (confirmed in foal), 30 day (heartbeat!) and 48 day checks (vet is predicting a filly). Next one is at 150 days. Still a long way to go, but hey, so far so good, and, God willing, next spring in late March or early April, we'll have an unplanned-planned baby bouncing around.
One last hurrah? 2018 Oaks winner, anyone? :-) Dream big, or go home, right?