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Title: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on January 10, 2017, 01:45:42 PM
I'm not going to get my hopes up or hold my breath, but Baybe looks suspiciously lopsided.
Che` gives whole new meaning to hand breeding, so I really don't see him getting Baybe bred without help, and I don't recall doing any hand breeding last summer.  [I'll have to check my calendar.]
Too cold to get a current picture, so just a couple pictures so  you know who the potential parents are.
Baybe, sorrel pinto; and Che' silver buckskin.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on January 10, 2017, 01:48:36 PM
Ok, I have a note on my calendar the end of June, about Che` trying to cover Baybe, so perhaps we have a shot at a May baby.  But, as said, I'm not holding my breath.   I didn't turn in a stallion report for him, so if she does produce a live foal, we'll have a late report to send in and a late fee.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Holly on January 10, 2017, 01:56:12 PM
Baybe is beautiful!! Fingers crossed she's in foal!!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on January 10, 2017, 02:54:45 PM
Baybe is beautiful!! Fingers crossed she's in foal!!

Thank you.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Rocklone on January 10, 2017, 02:56:44 PM
Only time will tell! These pesky mares.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on January 10, 2017, 04:41:58 PM
Fingers crossed Chanda :)

 ;pray
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on January 10, 2017, 05:48:57 PM
Oh, this is great news!  Praying, crossing my fingers and doing anything I can think of to wish this mare in foal!  I can't wait!!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on January 10, 2017, 06:11:54 PM
I think it's going to take a whole lot of crossed fingers, no babies from her and Che` in going on 5 years.  I bought her bred the fall before I got Tilly, she lost her foal to a late term abortion; Tilly is going to be 5 in the spring.  [So, I guess that's 4 years of no babies from them. They are turned out daily together, but as I said, Che` gives whole new meaning to hand breeding.]
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on January 10, 2017, 10:04:35 PM
Well we are happy to pray, cross fingers and toes :)
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on January 10, 2017, 10:07:05 PM
Weather permitting, I have hooves to trim in a few days when it's supposed to be in the teens instead of hovering around zero; I'll try to get my camera out there, but hard to see much through all the hair.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on January 16, 2017, 09:35:32 PM
Well, Chanda, if you do get pictures....she won't be the only mare who's so hairy down there-y that we can't see anything. Maybe this year she stood in a hole and squatted juuuuusst right!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on January 23, 2017, 05:31:56 PM
Are you still thinking Baybe maybe pregnant ? Hope she is still looking lopsided :)
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on January 23, 2017, 07:29:32 PM
Are you still thinking Baybe maybe pregnant ? Hope she is still looking lopsided :)

Still just a maybe.  Don't know if it means anything, but she's more stand-offish than usual.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on January 24, 2017, 05:28:42 PM
We'll take anything as a positive change!  Still crossing my fingers and praying!!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on January 24, 2017, 07:12:21 PM
We'll take anything as a positive change!  Still crossing my fingers and praying!!

I'm not going to hold my breath or get to excited, but will have positive thoughts that she is bred this year.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on February 05, 2017, 12:33:21 AM
It'll be awhile before I try pictures, the bottom dropped out on our temps.  Sorry I didn't get pics while it was decent.  Some days she looks maybe, some days not.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on February 05, 2017, 12:36:33 PM
Still crossing my fingers for a YES!!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on February 06, 2017, 06:00:46 PM
Fingers crossed  ;pray
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on February 07, 2017, 09:49:14 PM
Keep crossing those fingers for her.
I'm still leaning towards maybe, but I thought I saw movement and maybe even felt it, but it was high up in the flank area, so don't know if that's an area to see/feel it or not.  [Might just have been digestion.]
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on February 07, 2017, 09:58:43 PM
Well im crossing my fingers it was movement.  ;pray





Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on February 12, 2017, 01:16:13 PM
Finally, finally, and finally, got pictures of Baybe to share.
Side, top and rear views.  Of course, she had to turn her head to look at me when I tried to take the rear shot, so the left side sticks out even more, throwing off the tell-tale lopsided look (looks really lopsided, but with her head turned it could be her stance).
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on February 12, 2017, 04:27:50 PM
I'm voting yes even with the extra bulge from head turning.  She has that nice round belly, and I'm praying she grows and grows and gives you that special little one this spring!!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on February 12, 2017, 04:51:15 PM
Ditto the above . I really hope she is Chanda , she's is such a lovely mare  :)
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on February 12, 2017, 06:01:28 PM
Thank you.
It'll be interesting to see her personality when she has a foal at side.  she's a bit stand-offish now and pretty much has been since I got her.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Holly on February 12, 2017, 09:17:02 PM
She is very suspicious looking!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on February 12, 2017, 09:33:38 PM
She is very suspicious looking!

Yes, she is. And, I hope she is.   
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on February 14, 2017, 11:24:17 PM
As long as you are crossing your fingers for Baybe, cross them for the Buckskin Berry Fairy for this cross, please.  ;)
And, if you want to add paint, great; a pinto buckskin colt would be perfect; but I'll take healthy and thriving.

Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on February 15, 2017, 05:55:01 AM
I'll be happy to add all that to my prayers for this long awaited little one!!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on February 18, 2017, 02:56:24 PM
Since, I seem to be all about nutrition and trying to do my best with what I can readily get locally, if I can...
I added some alfalfa pellets to Baybe's ration last month.   Since, Baybe shares hay with Tilly, the mini donkey, the hay needs to be plain grass hay, as donkey's don't need alfalfa or any other rich feed; so I'll be adding to Baybe's daily ration to improve her diet.   All the mares (and, Tilly) are on a 12% protein extruded feed, it looks like rice krispies (and except for Bliss, they all love it), so to bump up nutrition for pregnancy/lactation I'll add either alfalfa pellets (like I did for Baybe) or a ration balancer (like I did the 2012 foaling season, which kept the mares in good condition).
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on February 18, 2017, 03:29:00 PM
Sounds like a good plan!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Holly on February 18, 2017, 08:37:18 PM
I think that's perfect. I always add alfalfa at the end of gestation and through lactation
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on March 07, 2017, 12:26:55 AM
She's got me more on maybe again.  She's starting to shed and doesn't look as round, but still has more baby shape than fat shape.  When our weather comes back around to nice, I'll see about getting a picture (dropped 30+ degrees since the high yesterday).
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on March 07, 2017, 05:06:35 PM
Well Im still crossing fingers for you Chanda :)
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on March 07, 2017, 05:49:04 PM
Well Im still crossing fingers for you Chanda :)

Thank you.  We need all the help we can get, if Che` got it done on his own last year, finally, that would be so much easier than trying to get hand breeding done (but that's what we'll do this summer, if she isn't).
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Holly on March 08, 2017, 08:10:28 PM
Sure hope she is!!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on March 14, 2017, 06:03:12 PM
Poor Baybe has a bit of a hitch in her get-along, she's a bit stiff on her right hind, seems to be her hip, but could be her hock.  Not sure if this could be normal for her when pregnant, as she hasn't been pregnant in 5 years.  I bought her pregnant, and she lost a sorrel pinto filly to late term umbilical twist.  Which is another reason this one is so special if she is pregnant, which I'm feeling fairly strong about, although, she's not as big as some pregnant mares get.
She's due for a trim, so will go about it nice and easy.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on March 14, 2017, 06:28:51 PM
Hope she starts to move about a little more freely Chanda. Hope you are right , still crossing fingers  ;pray
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Rocklone on March 14, 2017, 06:34:50 PM
Fingers crossed its all positive for you!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on March 14, 2017, 08:52:29 PM
And you know I'm praying for her and the perfect buckskin, too!!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on March 14, 2017, 11:13:51 PM
Thanks, we appreciate the support and prayers.
going to see the chiropractor tomorrow, weather/roads permitting, so will be a couple days before I attempt to trim.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on March 16, 2017, 08:12:59 PM
Had to brighten the picture, but here are a couple pics I took of Baybe this afternoon.  She looks fatter in the picture than in person.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on March 16, 2017, 08:57:38 PM
She is lovely Chanda , I can see your desire for a Baybe baby :)

I love her white socks :)
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on March 16, 2017, 08:58:12 PM
P.S she looks pregnant to me :)
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Holly on March 16, 2017, 10:10:13 PM
She looks to have the baby shape... Hopefully you will know for sure soon!!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on March 16, 2017, 10:45:58 PM
Thanks Ryan and Holly.
I'm thinking late April, the earliest, base on when I saw them together.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on March 17, 2017, 05:54:39 AM
She looks pregnant to me too!!!  Sooooo excited for you Chanda!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on March 17, 2017, 10:41:27 AM
She looks pregnant to me too!!!  Sooooo excited for you Chanda!
I sure hope so.
And, me too.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Rocklone on March 17, 2017, 02:19:00 PM
She looks more preggo than goldie!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on March 18, 2017, 12:22:47 AM
Glad you guys can see it in pictures, she doesn't look as big in person.  They always say pictures add 10#.   ;)
she was good for her hoof trim the other day, and I used a shedding blade and took off some loose hair.  Need to spritz a bit of detangler in her mane and comb it out before the foal comes.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: paintponylvr on March 18, 2017, 07:05:12 PM
That's exciting Chanda, I agree.  I'm looking forward to seeing a Baybe baby!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on April 05, 2017, 10:28:09 PM
Evening Chanda, I hope you're starting to see and feel some REAL signs of spring.

Earlier on, you'd ventured a guess of late April for a possible earliest foal date for Baybe. Is she showing signs of staying on that schedule? Since she was already in foal when she arrived, is she showing any "traditional" by-the-book developments? Or has she decided that, it's MUCH MORE FUN to make you really, truly bonkers while you're right in the midst of calving season too?! LOL
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on April 06, 2017, 12:38:08 AM
Evening Chanda, I hope you're starting to see and feel some REAL signs of spring.

Earlier on, you'd ventured a guess of late April for a possible earliest foal date for Baybe. Is she showing signs of staying on that schedule? Since she was already in foal when she arrived, is she showing any "traditional" by-the-book developments? Or has she decided that, it's MUCH MORE FUN to make you really, truly bonkers while you're right in the midst of calving season too?! LOL
I did buy her bred, but that was 6 years ago, she lost that foal that spring to a twisted cord.   This is her first baby here, as Che` gives whole new meaning to "hand breeding"; but I did see him trying his best late June last year, and her belly looks suspicious; although, a bit less so now that she is shedding and less fluffy.  I'm pretty sure I've seen movement, and her personality has changed.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on April 06, 2017, 05:58:43 AM
YEAH!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: paintponylvr on April 06, 2017, 12:00:08 PM
Yip, Yip, hooray!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on April 06, 2017, 12:58:08 PM
Keep crossing your fingers til we see a nose.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on April 07, 2017, 06:03:34 AM
You got it!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on April 22, 2017, 04:01:20 PM
Got a couple pictures today.  She looks less pregnant now that she is less fuzzy, so I'm still in the maybe baby phase...
She's standing on a hill/mound, she's not built downhill like it appears in the picture.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Suebe on April 22, 2017, 07:14:16 PM
She's beautiful! Watching your thread closely hoping for baby news
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on April 22, 2017, 08:34:41 PM
We're a little ways off based on when I saw him attempting.   She'd only be nearing 300 days now (like 293-294, something like that).   
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on April 23, 2017, 10:14:02 AM
I'm still crossing my fingers for that special little one.  After all, you're the famous one with the mare that didn't look pregnant in the morning, but had a gorgeous baby at her side in the afternoon!  Can't wait!  She's so pretty!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Holly on April 23, 2017, 02:18:07 PM
To me she looks bred. She just seems to have that shape. Sure hope so!!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on April 23, 2017, 03:27:03 PM
I think she is, too, Holly!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on April 23, 2017, 03:37:16 PM
While not terribly big, she does seem to have that shape.   I just hope she is, and she has a healthy foal regardless of what it is; but if I can put in a request a rich, golden buckskin pinto colt would be great.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on April 24, 2017, 06:09:04 AM
That's what we're praying for!   ;pray ;pray
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on April 25, 2017, 09:08:00 PM
Ive still got my fingers and toes crossed  ;pray
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on April 30, 2017, 05:17:52 PM
Well, I don't have anything crossed. I think they did the deed while no one was the wiser, and she's going to patiently drive Chanda to the brink of insanity. Then, she'll very politely and with no difficult deliver her sweet package on a big tuft of grass in the golden early summer sun.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on April 30, 2017, 08:09:39 PM
Well, I don't have anything crossed. I think they did the deed while no one was the wiser, and she's going to patiently drive Chanda to the brink of insanity. Then, she'll very politely and with no difficult deliver her sweet package on a big tuft of grass in the golden early summer sun.
Sounds good to me.
This foal would be a 4-5 year wait, so one of the longest mare stares ever.   :o
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on May 01, 2017, 05:43:13 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on May 01, 2017, 07:40:47 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: paintponylvr on May 04, 2017, 05:57:24 PM
OMG, that was too funny, Chanda!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on May 23, 2017, 10:45:02 PM
Baybe is certainly going to drive me insane with the "is she, isn't she" debate.
She does not look the least bit pregnant from behind.   She is not a cooperate subject and it was dinnertime, so she really didn't want to stop for pictures.
She has a "look" about her from the side.  [She is not build downhill, everything we own is on a hill, and she's standing on the mound that has formed from manure and hay in the corral (hardest pen to clean, so doesn't get done very often).]
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on May 23, 2017, 11:03:07 PM
i agree with you 100% Chanda, she def has that look from the side. Its not going to do any harm to keep everything crossed , which ill be doing in the hope she is carrying a foal for us :) i mean you of course !!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on May 24, 2017, 12:35:42 AM
i agree with you 100% Chanda, she def has that look from the side. Its not going to do any harm to keep everything crossed , which ill be doing in the hope she is carrying a foal for us :) i mean you of course !!
At least I'm not totally seeing things that aren't there, but it'll be interesting to what and if she is carrying.  I won't hold my breath, I might pass out, but I will cross my fingers.
At the moment, the donkey looks more pregnant than Baybe, but she is still hanging on to winter woolies and she is a bit fat still.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on May 24, 2017, 06:16:23 AM
No, you're not seeing things.  I agree, from the side she has that look.  I'm still crossing my fingers for you...and us!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on June 04, 2017, 02:13:02 PM
Well, now I'm leaning towards not likely pregnant, Che` is showing way too  much interest in Baybe; but I'll keep crossing my fingers and hoping for a foal.  If won't doesn't appear by the end of June, then we'll work on hand breeding for next year.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on June 04, 2017, 08:32:31 PM
Hoping.....sounds like... against hope that a foal arrives!   But if not. perhaps some hand-breeding will do the trick!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Holly on June 05, 2017, 10:08:12 AM
Sometimes the stallion get really interested as the mares get closer... Still have fingers crossed she is... And if not maybe he can help her get into the family way!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on June 05, 2017, 11:53:51 PM
Still crossing fingers Chanda :)
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on June 30, 2017, 09:46:36 PM
I don't know what to think.  It's been a year since I saw Che` making attempts, but with him that doesn't necessarily mean he got the job done.  Monday was dentist day, and she thought Baybe looked like she might be pregnant; but that's the best I've got at the moment.   There might be a little going on with her milk veins, but maybe I want it so much, that I'm seeing things.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: paintponylvr on July 01, 2017, 09:21:52 AM
 :(    :o
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Holly on July 01, 2017, 11:35:44 AM
Chanda, hopefully she still is, maybe he bred her a bit later when you wernt looking. Hopefully  ;pray
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on July 01, 2017, 02:40:25 PM
Chanda, hopefully she still is, maybe he bred her a bit later when you wernt looking. Hopefully  ;pray
I can sure hope, but he does give whole new meaning to hand breeding, that is for sure.  She gets plenty to eat (good nutrition not just filler), but isn't fat.  She's "sunken" in the flank, but has a bit of a belly.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on July 01, 2017, 10:44:51 PM
I'm still praying for that perfect buckskin for THIS year for you !!   ;pray ;pray
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on July 05, 2017, 08:54:37 PM
 ;pray Me too ;pray
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on July 06, 2017, 10:44:44 PM
Well, I'm at least pretty sure she didn't take when I thought I saw Che` covering her last year; but, I swear she has "that" shape and I think I see the start of milk veins.   I just hope it's not a November baby or something equally bad for a baby in MT.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on July 07, 2017, 05:52:18 AM
Still praying we'll see that perfect buckskin THIS year!!   ;pray ;pray
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on August 06, 2017, 02:36:08 PM
Just checking in to see if she ever gave you a solid "I am" or "I'm not" answer.  Don't know about anyone else, but my fingers have cramped from being crossed so long! If she's come into season, did you have a chance to get her hand-covered?
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on August 06, 2017, 08:55:21 PM
Just checking in to see if she ever gave you a solid "I am" or "I'm not" answer.  Don't know about anyone else, but my fingers have cramped from being crossed so long! If she's come into season, did you have a chance to get her hand-covered?

I really don't know if she is or isn't, these days; she kind of has that pregnant look, now and then Che` shows interest in her, but there are days he'd show interest in a post, so I'm just not sure.   We are in a severe drought, with high heat and no precip to speak of, so I've put breeding plans on hold for now; my hay went up 30% this year due to the drought, luckily I don't have to buy all my hay, just some small squares for one barn, but it still put a dent in my budget for anything.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on August 06, 2017, 11:38:37 PM
"....but there are days he'd show interest in a post..."
 ;D ;D :P :P ::) ::) :P :P ;D ;D

Boy am I glad I had nothing in my mouth when I read this!! 

*getting on soap box*
We've been talking about how God has his plans quite a bit this last couple of weeks. Maybe He let 'Che have his bit of fun.  *shrug* If there is a foal, and it comes late, maybe it will be a milder winter. Or if there isn't a foal, you've already mentioned the drought.  A foal at foot going into winter might have pulled her down.  If we're lucky, we'll understand one day. Or maybe...he wants Spotty to stay with you a bit longer, so He's making sure there are enough slots to go around!  :P

*okay, off soap box now*
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on August 07, 2017, 12:43:59 AM
*getting on soap box*
We've been talking about how God has his plans quite a bit this last couple of weeks. Maybe He let 'Che have his bit of fun.  *shrug* If there is a foal, and it comes late, maybe it will be a milder winter. Or if there isn't a foal, you've already mentioned the drought.  A foal at foot going into winter might have pulled her down.  If we're lucky, we'll understand one day. Or maybe...he wants Spotty to stay with you a bit longer, so He's making sure there are enough slots to go around!  :P

*okay, off soap box now*

We have a nice shelter and stall where Baybe lives and I have blankets, so likely would be fine. 
I did put Spotty up on a ad page, but likely he won't go anywhere as I just can't let go; if he does stay, he'll be gelded as I don't wish to breed appies and he's too randy for his own good, he's a stink (just ask Dakota, Monte and Manny, I think they are ready to give their little brother up for adoption or flush him down the toilet, he's so naughty).
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on September 02, 2017, 10:43:35 PM
Thinking no go on baby for Baybe, just belly (perhaps broodmare belly, since she had 4-5 foals back to back before coming here). 
I did trim her hooves today, she had tons of growth to cut off, and they had gone a bit wonky, but I think I got them pretty balanced for this trim and will hopefully get the rest next trim.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on September 03, 2017, 01:47:43 PM
In that case, although I'm still hoping....., we look forward to some successful hand-breeding this season!!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on September 03, 2017, 02:04:29 PM
In that case, although I'm still hoping....., we look forward to some successful hand-breeding this season!!
Next season, too late to start this year.   
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on September 04, 2017, 08:03:09 AM
DUH!  I meant next season, because I'm still hoping against hope that she'll surprise us all, this season!!
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Chanda on September 04, 2017, 10:38:31 AM
DUH!  I meant next season, because I'm still hoping against hope that she'll surprise us all, this season!!

That would be nice, but I won't hold my breath, I don't want to turn blue and pass out.
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: dcwolcott on September 04, 2017, 06:41:38 PM
>:D
Title: Re: Maybe baby for Baybe - HC Minis 2017
Post by: Ryan on September 04, 2017, 07:00:50 PM
Thats a shame , I was really hoping she was, but never say never , will put all our wishful thinking into next year :)