Saturday, April 12, 2008

Foaling time is near

Natasha is due to have her Ikoon foal around May 5.

Her sister, Mariah, is due to have her Lordship foal around May 23.

Mariah lost her foal last year due to a dystocia that landed her in Chino Equine Hospital for 14 days with a retained placenta.

Natasha lost her 2006 foal in July when we had record heat.

These two sisters have not had foals at the same time since 2000.

Major stress time ahead.

1 comment:

Iron Horse Farm said...

Here's hoping for two uneventful foalings! You've earned them! And........can't wait to see who you breed that pretty DeLaurentis girl to next year!

Words from a German re Rohdiamant as the best Rubenstein son

certainly rohdiamant.
the statistics speak a clear language:
40 licensed sons
510 registered mares
73 of them stpr
251 registered sport horses in 2007and even more valuable:45 of his get competing in S-level.can't beat that number.
i googled the net out of fun these days for foals by rohdiamant: you can't find any for sale.

We have 2 Rohdiamont grandsons for sale, Zippy and Ripley.

Why shop for your horse in the USA? (copied from a forum)

At today’s exchange rate:
$50,000 US = 32,338 Euros
$75,000 US = 48,407 Euros

If you are looking at paying 32,000 Euros for the horse, it is probably priced BY ITS OWNER at 15,000E – 25,000E, with commissions accounting for the rest. If you are lucky and have very good contacts and a good agent, you could probably find a “decent” 7-8 year old in that price range.

If you are willing to pay 50,000E for the horse, it is probably priced BY ITS OWNER at 25,000E – 35,000E. That would get you something a bit fancier, or something with a solid M show record, or something not as experienced but with an AA temperament and still enough talent to make FEI.

... Just remember that importation to NY plus USDA quarantine is running about $7000 now.

More info on the famous grandsire, Libero H

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