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Well, the spring did not quite go as I planned. With grad school, I have been very busy. Only expecting 1 foal in 2021. A new mare to me but I am very excited about her foal. She is 168 days along, which puts day 300 on April 12th. Still a long time to go, but figured I might as well start this thread. The sire is my stallion, RHA Redis Loaded Dice. He is a silver bay tobiano. The dam is Tibbs Tango Rhythem. She is a chestnut shetland blend. He is 32 inches and she is 34. I hope the foal stays small haha. I will be streaming again once we get closer.
 

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Rhythem is just short of 200 days. She is FINALLY showing a baby bump. Doing very well though. Thought I might mention this as well. I have another mare, Rhapsody, I was positive was bred. She would be 16 days ahead of Rhythem. She has not come back into season and has developed what looks to be a baby bump. Everything pointed to being in foal...BUT she has tested negative 3 times. Once with a blood test and 2 times with a wee foal 120. I am thinking maybe a late miscarriage...but that does not explain her baby bump. Who knows haha. She?ll be under camera with Rhythem just in case. Rhythem is pretty buddy bound anyway so she would need a buddy when I bring her up for foalwatch. That makes Rhapsody the logical choice just in case she somehow is hiding that foal from tests lol. For that reason I will start foalwatch a bit early to cover my bases with her. Unless she comes back into season or shows clear evidence of not being in foal before that. Vets out here do not like to US them, mostly because they are not super experienced in it. Oh well just a waiting game. In the meantime here are a few more pictures...a couple of Dice who they were both bred to. Rhythem next and Rhapsody last.
 

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Well I couldn?t take it anymore. I had Rhapsody ultrasounded. She is negative. Not surprised at all but relieved I don?t have to wonder anymore if I would miss an unexpected foaling. Anyway. Rhythem is now 220 days and doing great. Still very little belly to show. But I have felt lots of foal movement. Very excited for this foal. Although foal watch with grad school should be interesting...🤔
 

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Rhythem is just short of 200 days. She is FINALLY showing a baby bump. Doing very well though. Thought I might mention this as well. I have another mare, Rhapsody, I was positive was bred. She would be 16 days ahead of Rhythem. She has not come back into season and has developed what looks to be a baby bump. Everything pointed to being in foal...BUT she has tested negative 3 times. Once with a blood test and 2 times with a wee foal 120. I am thinking maybe a late miscarriage...but that does not explain her baby bump. Who knows haha. She?ll be under camera with Rhythem just in case. Rhythem is pretty buddy bound anyway so she would need a buddy when I bring her up for foalwatch. That makes Rhapsody the logical choice just in case she somehow is hiding that foal from tests lol. For that reason I will start foalwatch a bit early to cover my bases with her. Unless she comes back into season or shows clear evidence of not being in foal before that. Vets out here do not like to US them, mostly because they are not super experienced in it. Oh well just a waiting game. In the meantime here are a few more pictures...a couple of Dice who they were both bred to. Rhythem next and Rhapsody last.
Wow they are beautiful!! Good luck
 

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Are you going to cart train the foal?
Possibly. It would depend on its movement. Sire and dam were both successful halter horses so that is the main focus. I have a colt by this stallion and out of another mare that I’ll likely cart train as well as halter. He’s got huge movement.
 

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