This was a much-anticipated foal for many of us who have followed these horses!! Jasmine had been off of PZP for a few years and I think we all expected and wanted her to foal sooner. As one year turned into two of not conceiving, it crossed my mind that she could perhaps have become sterile. Abbie and I were relieved to see her looking round in July. But as the months seemed to go on without her foaling, I wondered if perhaps we were wrong. Was she just fat?!
We finally have the answer to that question. She has finally had her foal! After a few weeks of sad news, this makes this news even better.
TCF made this statement which explains the name that has been choosen:
” The Pryor Mustang Center confirmed his name is Ryden—in honor of Hope Ryden who is largely responsible for saving this herd from total removal in the 60’s. Hope died this year and what an honor this little guy holds, as he carries her name well into the 21st century. ”
Nancy ( PMWMC) was very kind in contacting me to let me know the name they choose. She knew that Abbie and I had choosen that name for the little foal ( # 3) that got separated shortly have her birth. FOAL # 3 I agree that this name is a good choice for Jasmine’s foal. Hopefully this foal will live a long and healthy life on the range and we can all be reminded of what Hope Ryden did for this special herd of horses.
Jasmine is the 2009 daughter of Aztec and Cloud. But who is the sire? Only Jasmine knows for sure. My list would include these possible stallions: Doc (who she has been with for a while, but does wander, whenever she can get away with it!). Cappuccino, (who she has wandered to many times), Mescalero (who she was caught flirting with) or even Horizon (who stole Galena away from Doc last fall).
Thank you Nancy and Steve Cerroni for the use of your photos! I am looking forward to seeing this little one!