November 5, 2016
So fun for us to see these photos of our foals growing up so fast! it's amazing how time flies. we couldn't be more proud of how well everyone is doing! Cwingo (born 2013), Gotebo (born 2015), ducati (born 2011), and flo jo (born 2014).
August 4, 2016:
we have everyone home. unfortunately, it does not look like we will be having any foals born next year. tokio gets the year off, but it is much deserved. we will start early with her next year. jabber may attempt icsi one more time next spring, but in the mean time she gets to hang out in the pasture. lobel will go into training next fall and we plan to breed her spring 2018. bocephus is turning into a handsome devil!
July 6, 2016:
we found out that tokio doesn't look to be pregnant. what a bummer! This has been such a difficult year trying to get mares pregnant. we will try to breed her one more time!
June 22, 2016:
Tokio was bred today to Canturo. Pregnancy check in two weeks. We can hardly wait! bocephus is growing fast!
June 19, 2016:
We had a little free jumping fun with chive today. even though it was about 100 degrees, she was such a trooper. the final oxer was 4'6 and she jumped over the standards! show off!
JunE 12, 2016:
Gotebo has been taken to his new home. He will be greatly missed! We are excited to watch him grow up into a handsome fella!
June 6, 2016:
Jabber has been doing well at the repro facility. we have had difficulties getting an embryo that is strong enough before going into a recipient, so hopefully our luck will turn around. they sent a photo with her percheron pasturemate. lobel is finally starting to shed out!
June 5, 2016:
Tokio and bocephus were taken to our repro vet today. hopefully she will be bred soon to canturo (cantus x Calando I).
May 22, 2016:
Tokio was preg checked and unfortunately not in foal to Livello. we heard the semen was not as good as we were hoping, but we only used 2 straws.
May 13, 2016:
Tokio foaled this evening about 10Pm! The first comme il faut foal born in the u.S.! A beautiful and feisty bay colt. he is perfect and everything we could have hoped for.
May 7, 2016:
Tokio was bred to Livello. We will be looking for a black dot in the next few weeks.
May 4, 2016:
Chive has been picked up from colts unlimited. She looks incredible and jumping around like a pro.
mAy 1, 2016:
Breeding decisions have been made! i hope our mares cooperate this year and we get a few pregnancies this year.
March 15, 2016:
Tokio is getting to be as big as a barn! She is due May 15th. Jabber left today to go back to Columbia, MO where we will try for icsi again. Chive is doing great and getting out on the trails at colts unlimited!
January 31, 2016:
We had a devastating loss today. Jabber's recipient mare arrived to our farm 48 hours ago. we woke up this morning to find that she had aborted the pregnancy. We are deeply saddened. Tokio will be checked soon to make sure her pregnancy with comme il faut is doing well. chive appears to be coming along well at colts unlimited. She is already jumping courses only being undersaddle for 6 weeks!