I thought it would be nice to do a post and include photos of the horses that Alex and I think may have foals this year. So let’s take a look at who may be pregnant this year based on who was not given PZP. All mares born from 2002-2006 were not given it. The mares born in 2007 may possibly be pregnant this year, so we will include them in this list. It will be fun to watch these horses and see if we are right.
I also wanted to mention the recent article that came out about PZP. Matt Dillon from PMWMC had a post on Sunday with a link to an article on PZP. ( http://www.pryormustangs.org/mustang_blog.shtml) I thought I would also include that link here as well. I had not seen this article, but when I read Monday’s Missoulian it was also in there. Please read it. http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/epa-approves-horse-contraceptive-produced-by-local-nonprofit/article_b2d20e87-ab58-50fb-819b-d4b7a875ec98.html
In May of 2010 I met with Jay Kirkpatrick. There was a lot of negativity going around about PZP and I wanted to go and meet Dr. Kirkpatrick and talk to him more about PZP. Billings is about 5 or so hours from me, but I felt it was worth the drive to go and meet him and try to understand PZP better. Dr. Kirkpatrick was very easy to talk to and he was more than happy to give us a tour of his facility. I left there with a better understanding of PZP.
So now let’s get to the list of mares that may foal this year! The one thing that I learned while I was going through my photos was that I am so in love with the stallions that I have not been getting very good mare photos. I vow from now on to get better mare photos!
Let’s start with the mountain top bands. Let’s look at 7 different bands today, on my next post we will look at 7 more.
Gabrielle had a filly last year named Lilly. Gabrielle is the daughter of Brumby and Jackson.
Doc’s Band. The mare Gold Rush (Cabaret’s full sister) had the colt London last year. She too may foal again this year.
Santa Fe’s Band. Demure is the beautiful grulla daughter of Two Boots and Broken Bow. Demure had the beautiful black filly Kindra in 2010.
Teton’s (Diamond) Band. Half Moon was born in 2007, to Rosarita and Starman, so she might possibly foal this year. She is one of those mares that I did not get a good photo of. If anyone would like to send me a better photo of her, I will post it here and give you photo credit!
Dukes Band. There are two mares in Duke’s band that may have foals.
The first mare in Duke’s band that may have a foal is Graciana. She is the daughter of the powerful stallion Baja and the mare Bacardi.
The second mare in Duke’s band that may have a foal is Helenium. Helenium is the daughter of Rosebud and Sandman.
Helenium was born in 2007, so she is one of those “maybes”.
Jackson’s Band. There may be three mares in this band that may foal this year.
Galena, the daughter of Mariah and Lakota. She had the foal Lander this year. Lander is the grandson of Lakota.
Firestorm had the colt LaDoux last year. She is the daughter of Cloud and Velvet.
Heritage, Warbonnet and Lakota’s daughter, is a maybe.
The last band that I am going to post today is Chance’s (Tecumseh) Band. This photo of Chance(Tecumseh) was taken around 5:30 am. That is why it is not very clear.
The mare in Chance’s(Tecumseh) band that may foal is Galadrial. Galadrial is the daughter of Duke and Atlantis.
On my next trip to the Pryor’s (next week!!) I hope I will be able to update everyone with more current photos (and better!!) of some of these mares.