Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tovero Foal? - Got that Right!!

Miniature Horse
Toad Hill's Ghost Buster

Photos 2014

Photos from September, 2013

Photo Taken: 9/09/2012 - The coat has finally shed...he is JET BLACK!!
He is heterozygous for Tobiano.   The photos below are when he was about a week old in "baby hair."
Last night (May 16th), I got up before 10 pm to check on horses before going to bed. One on the lawn, almost exactly where Willow had foaled was Katey with a very long legged "tovero" (I think she may have both LWO and tobinao genes, will test for both) foal.

Since we did not have Fancy Pants around (the sire of her first three foals) last year, we decided to breed her to Avalanche, a LWO overo, 33.5 inches. Now Katey is 32" and it did worry me, but I was assured by vets she should be okay, since the mare biologically controls the size of the fetus.

I was very surprised to see such a tall little guy. Can't believe how all those legs fit inside little Katey.
Does this foal have a medicine hat, only one ear is black, the other is white.
                                AMHA: WINTER KNIGHT MMR 32.50"   
                 COLORWORLDS NEON KNIGHT 33.00"                  
                                AMHA: SUNKIST GOLDEN GIRL 30.00"   
SIRE: Mini Bucks Avalanche 33.00"   - FRAME OVERO                                         
                                                OH CISCO 33.50"
                                CIRCLE S CISCO'S KID 32.00"       
                                                JUMPIN MISS NO FLASH 35.75"
                                 HACKETT'S TINI TONI 30.00"     
                MINI BUCKS MIDNIGHT SKY 34.00"                         
                                S BAR P'S MISSY MISTY OF MARION 33.00"         
                                                AMHA: RAINBOW RIDGES STARBURST CODY 30.50"
                                WF FLASHY BOY 32.00" 
                                                CIRCLE S MISSY 34.00"
                 TOAD HILL'S OREO 32.00"                           
                                                UNREGISTERED SIRE
                                QUINCY MADE CAMEO 34.00"  
                                                UNREGISTERED DAM
DAM: Toad Hill's Kiss Me Kate 32.25"    TOBIANO                                  
                                                AMHA: RAINBOW RIDGES STARBURST CODY 30.50"
                                WF FLASHY BOY 32.00" 
                                                CIRCLE S MISSY 34.00"
                 TOAD HILL'S WIND IN THE WILLOWS 36.50"                        
                                                UNREGISTERED SIRE
                                 QUINCY MADE PATCHWORKS 37.00"    
                                                QUINCY MADE EMILY 36.50"
With all the excitement, little kid takes a nap with Katey watching over her.

NOTE: As I was creating this post I received a call from Cindy, a lady I had sole Toni Terrific, an all black mare to. She was all excited, Toni had her first foal...a filly last night as well. The sire: Avalance, the same as Katey's foal. Must have been a three some that night. I will go up tomorrow and get photos of Toni's foal to post under Avalanche's post.  :-)

Sire: Mini Bucks Avalanche. His sire is Colorworld's Neon Knight and his dam is Mini Bucks Midnight Sky.
Dam: Toad Hill's Wind in the Willows

More recent photos

Photos June 5, 2012

Colt and Filly Meet the Peacocks

More Photos: Sept. 09, 2012

Summer Breeze's First Foal- She's a Filly!!

July 30, 2012: NEWS FLASH!!
This filly is:

Horse Name




Toad Hill's Princess Neytiri

Miniature Horse



This means she is HOMOZYGOUS for Tobiano and HOMOZYGOUS for Black.
Photos: July 5, 2013

Original Post: June 5, 2012

Toad Hill's Summer Breeze has her first foal.  Summer Breeze was not scheduled to foal for at least another month I thought, but you never know what the mare wanted to do. She was in a pasture with three other bred mares and two fillies. Got up about 5 am to start chores before going to work and there was a small pinto by the feeder with Summer, her filly and two other mares. I quickly escorted her and the foal out of the pen and onto the lawn.

One thing I have noticed, foals born on pasture (or lawn) are more active and alert than barn stall born ones.

Anyway, YEAH Summer!!!, this FILLY is perfectly marked.

Looks almost exactly like mom on one side and conformation looks just like daddy, Rebel.
Filly 1 day old.

More photos to come.

Sire: Lucky Four RebelChase RebelHeir
Dam: Toad Hill's Summer Breeze
June 5, 2012

Photos Taken: June 5, 2012

PHOTOS TAKEN 7/30/2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Willows 2012 Foal - Dark Shadows

Toad Hill's Wind in the Willows had her 2012 foal.

Willow is an independent sort of mare, she likes to have her foals on the lawn during the day. Yesterday, Saturday, May 12th, about noon I looked over to the east of the lawn and there was Willow and a dark shadow moving behind her. Immediately I know that she had just dropped her foal. 

I have a theory about horses and where they should foal. Keep them in the barn and they get lazy...the foals are not as eager to get up and run off....let them foal outside and within minutes of dropping a foal they are on their feet, ready to flee if need be.

Of course there is little reason to run these days when you are born on the lawn in a fenced area, but this little kid was up moving off with mom, then nursing in less than 10 minutes.

I am tempted to call him Toad Hill's Dark Shadow. More photos to come.

Sire: Lucky Four RebelChase RebelHeir
Dam: Toad Hill's Wind in the Willows

Toad Hill's Dark Shadows
May 20, 2012
Toad Hill's Dark Shadows
June 5, 2012

Toad Hill's Dark Shadows with 3 yr old LWO Rainbow
June 22, 2012

Foxfire's Showcase filly - The Faerie Queene

Toad Hill's Faerie Queene is now 3 years old. Photos taken 2015 after 3 months of driving, jumping and obstacle training.

Offered for sale at $2,000. Three months training in driving, jumping and obstacles. Nice enough to show in halter. Height measured June 19, 2015 36 1/2 to 36 3/4 tall.
AMHR registered.

Fiesta Rose and Faerie Queene, full sisters.
Photo 5/11/2014

Faerie Queene is a Yearling. Photo: 7/5/2013

Original Post

Showcase had the first foal of the season at Toad Hill on April 10th. The filly was also Showcase's first. Still trying to think of a name for the filly, she is marked just like mom, with blue eyes. -
(UPDATE: June 8th, her name is Toad Hill's Faerie Queene, we'll call her Queenie.)

Mare: Foxfire's ShowCase (AMHR)
Sire: Lucky Four RebelChase RebelHeir (AMHA/AMHR)
After foaling, cleaning the little gal off, nursing, ShowCase decided she had earned a rest and laid down for a few minutes.

It wasn't long before the two decided to take a walk, besides mommy was ready for bunch so she started looking for some nice grass.

The filly is almost a month old in the photo below, still no name but it will come to me. Eureka, Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee, trying to think of something Royal...but give me a break I have friends naming their horses Prince of Wales, Kathyn etc...need something original.

Got it, I remember something about the Faerie Queen in literature. Looked it up on Wikipedia:
"The Faerie Queene is an incomplete English epic poem by Sir Edmund Spenser. The first half was published in 1590, and a second installment was published in 1596. The Faerie Queene is notable for its form: it was the first work written in Spenserian stanza and is one of the longest poems in the English language.[1] It is an allegorical work, and can be read (as Spenser presumably intended) on several levels of allegory, including as praise of Queen Elizabeth I. In a completely allegorical context, the poem follows several knights in an examination of several virtues. In Spenser's "A Letter of the Authors," he states that the entire epic poem is "cloudily enwrapped in allegorical devises," and that the aim of publishing The Faerie Queene was to “fashion a gentleman or noble person in virtuous and gentle discipline.” "
Sire: Lucky Four RebelChase RebelHeir
Dam: Foxfire's ShowCase

Showcase and Queenie, May 20, 2012

Rebel (sire) and Queenie, June 5, 2012
Dark Shadows and Queenie, June 28, 2012

Faerie Queene in Winter Coat - Pure white with some muddy smudges.
Taken November 25, 2012