Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nothin' Yet

As you know, Peanut is ENORMOUS. Her entire pregnancy has seemed to progress very steadily so far, with no suprises. The last sign we are looking for is for her teats to produce some wax to stop the milk from flowing out. The vets suggest this is a sign that labour is only 24-48 hours away. Peanut has started to get some little tiny droplets of wax over the past few days that have fallen off. Once the wax starts to stay and cover the teat, it will be time to count down the hours. It's not unusual at all for mares to wait for the warmer weather, or to be several days early or late from their due date. We've had so much support and some SUPER name suggestions. Name suggestions will be posted once the baby is born. Our guesses for a filly are up to 38 and for a colt up to 35. We even had a few people predict colours and dates! GOOD LUCK PEANUT!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Due Date

Thanks to everyone for your prayers and for keeping your fingers crossed for Peanut thus far (343 days today since she was bred!). The due date is tomorrow but as of today there are no impending signs of labour. The vet was out to the farm yesterday to check on some other mares at the same farm who were on a drug therapy to rush the heat cycles for breeding purposes. All four mares had been a bit slow to respond to the medication, possibly due to the extreme cold over the past week. As many of you already know, mares have the ability to prevent the onse of labour if they feel threatened, or that the foal's life could be at risk. Peanut, like the other mares at the farm, may be holding off for some warmer weather. Keep the prayers comin'! We'll keep you updated the best we can!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Are You Interested?

The Equine division of the University of Gueph is offering a unique experience for horse enthusiasts. Check out this link for more details. Please let us know if you are interested in attending.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Buckskin stallion, NRHA money earner and AQHA point earner by Hollywood Dun It (offspring have earned over $6 million) and out of Genzana (Genzana is by Genuine Doc)


Smart Like Jac
2000 sorrel mare, NRHA money earner and AQHA point earner by Jac Be Quick and out of Smart and Perfect (by Doc Quixote)

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Any day now Smart Like Jac, affectionately known as "Peanut", will be giving birth to the newest member of the Hayes Horsemanship Team!
Keep your fingers and toes crossed and keep the good luck wishes and prayers comin'!
So far the tally of guesses for the baby's sex is at 31- filly, 23 colt. Haven't made your guess yet? Let us know!
Don't forget to get your creative juices flowing. Once the baby is born healthy and happy we will be looking for suggestions for both barn names and registered names. Keep the above pedigree in mind...