U C Cinnamon

U C Cinnamon
(UVM Viking x U C Spicy Lass)
1979-2011
U C Cinnamon, one of our two daughters of U C Spicy Lass, born in 1979, passed away this morning (3/1/2011) from complications of old age. Cinnie was 32 years old.

Until her death, U C Cinnamon, a red chestnut mare, who is a daughter of our first horse, U C Spicy Lass, was the oldest horse on our farm.

Cinnamon, her dam, Spicy; and her grand-dam, U C Taffy, who was purchased by Peggy Clark at approximately the same time that we purchased Spicy; and her grandsire, U C Marquis, were all bred by the University of Connecticut Morgan Horse Breeding program.

Her sire, UVM Viking; grandsire, UVM Flash; and grand-dam, UVM Kathy, were bred by the University of Vermont Morgan Horse breeding program.

When we went to the University of Connecticut to look at UC Spicy Lass, in 1980, she was in foal to UVM Viking for Cinnamon’s full brother. Sleipnir Valhalla, when born, became the first Sleipnir foal and the inspiration for the Sleipnir prefix. U C Cinnamon was in the yearling paddock and peered out at us from the safety of her shed. She looked lovely, but we were not in the market for a yearling, so we did not purchase her then. Three years later, after Spicy’s untimely death in 1983, we bought U C Cinnamon for John as a Father’s Day present.

We had made a visit to Elm Hill Farm, in Massachusetts. Dr. and Mrs. Means had bred some wonderful naturally athletic, gorgeous horses. A stallion that had impressed us, Elm Hill High Hat (Orcland Leader x Windcrest Star of Dawn) was on our short list to breed Spicy to. Our breeding philosophy was, and still is, to breed old Government bloodlines to Upwey Ben Don descendents, and cross with Waseeka’s Nocturne descendents, particularly via Waseeka’s Showtime, with further crosses to Orcland Leader bloodlines. Obtaining these bloodlines as up close as possible, with selected other outcrosses. With this breeding plan, we achieve pleasant tempered, athletic, horses with willingness, great ways of moving, and correct conformation.

After U C Spicy Lass’ death, we were anxious to obtain her daughter, U C Cinnamon, and to breed her to Elm Hill High Hat, prior to his demise or withdrawal from breeding. We only had one completed pregnancy with U C Cinnamon, which resulted in a chestnut colt, Sleipnir Top Hat, by Elm Hill High Hat. Born in 1986, Sleipnir Top Hat was the last whole son of Elm Hill High Hat.

Sleipnir Top Hat only sired two foals: a filly, Sleipnir Spice on Top (out of Coeur d’Alene) in 1999; and a colt, Sleipnir Legacy (out of Sleipnir Constellation) in 2000. S. Top Hat and S. Legacy are both deceased.

U C Cinnamon’s grand-daughter, Sleipnir Spice on Top, is part of our herd, and we hope to start breeding her this year, with a planned breeding to Sleipnir Echo’s Finale (Exquisite Sir Echo x Sleipnir Constellation) thus continuing to perpetuate this rare bloodline.

UC Cinnamon had a brief show career, predominantly in New England in the 1980’s, in training with Les Parker and then, John MacDonald. She could do anything from park saddle and harness to western pleasure. A typical morgan, she floated across the fields, tail flagged. She was the head of our herd and played well with all ages and sexes.

Sleipnir Constellation, (Connie) born 1983, the last direct descendent of U C Spicy Lass, and the first foal for B-L Rhinestone Kid, our deceased senior stallion, is now the matriarch of the herd.

John, Beth, Michael, and I were with Cinnamon when she passed on. She is buried here on our farm in Tennessee. Her spirit with those of her mother, brothers, son, grandson, and friends, watches over our herd.

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February at the Farm

Hello,

We are starting to shake off the winter doldrums and spending some time working horses.  We’ve sold four horses over the Winter, and lost one that suddenly became ill overnight and passed away despite hours of attendant care from our vet and family. It never gets easier no matter what their age.  The sold horses are all doing well at excellent homes.

Amber and Kimberly have braved the mud and are starting to ride again.

John has about six days off this week and in to next.  Hopefully, the weather will be nice and he and Michael, Noel and I, and maybe some of the grandkids, Elizabeth and Caitrin can work on some driving horses. 

We have two two year old mares: Sleipnir Hiwassee (Sleipnir Sequoyah x NEJ Golddust Emma) (Black) and Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca)(Dark Chestnut).  Both are ready to start some driving training.  The ladies are both for sale. Very different styles, but definitely both are poster girls for the Sleipnir Morgans.  Of course, right now they are muddy and still have their long coats.

There are also several other mares that need riding and/or driving training.  Many are for sale and some are not. Some are planned to be new members of the broodmare band.  But that doesn’t mean that they cannot also be fun to use around home.

We have several nice geldings that we want to work with under saddle and /or pleasure driving.  And the stallions are so gorgeous and we haven’t done enough to be driving and riding them.

We have a ‘new to us’ pleasure driving show cart due to arrive sometime soon. Michael and I are setting John to searching for a second easy-entry cart.  Travis has ours while he is working S. Onstar…wow, look for new pics of her soon.  She looks super!! She can do anything from amateur saddle to Pleasure Driving to Roadster to Bike.  Which, speaking of…we are looking for a nice reasonably priced used horse sized roadster cart for her for this show season.  If you know of one, please let us know.  She is ready.

No foals are planned for our farm for this year. So sad. I miss the foals in the years when none are due.  Fortunately, the Nerlands at R’surene Morgans have three due. So, I can get my ‘foal fix’ there!

We are working on plans for some new crosses.  There are several mares of our breeding that we’d like to work in to the foaling path.

Also, the four gentlemen stallions are available for off farm breedings.  I look forward to their foals for others as much as I do theirs for us.

This time of year is soooo busy on the Farm…horses, greenhouse, Antiques…other critters…clean-up from storm damage…we had alot of storm damage this year…paperwork (always)…gardens to ready…carrots to feed to the whole gang…and so much more.

But there is always time for visitors…friends old and new.

We are OPEN Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am until 4 pm. But, also other times by arrangement.  Come see all the gang…two weanling colts, to be gelded through senior citizen retirees that have made it through another Winter.  Someone is almost always here on the farm to show you around.

NEJ GOLDDUST ALICE tall chestnut mare

Today I’d like to write about a mare that we have here on the farm for sale for other owners.

NEJ GOLDDUST ALICE     (Golddust Miner MC x May’s Sweetie)       1993

Alice is tall and sturdy enough for a long-legged man; but fine enough for a woman’s mount. She is at least 15 hands, no shoes or pads, and cut flat for pasture.

Alice has popular Beamington and Devan bloodlines up close.  She is a Dark Red Chestnut, but has a lot of black chestnut in her background.  She has thrown solid black foals bred to a seal brown stallion and a solid black stallion, and a red chestnut when bred to a red chestnut stallion.

NEJ Golddust  Alice crosses very well with our stallions.  Alice is a FULL SISTER to NEJ Golddust Emma.  Alice, Emma, and their dam, May’s Sweetie, are all here on our farm, and their produce has been popular with our customers and visitors to the farm. Their owners bred for black driving pairs and four in hand.  So far, Alice has given us a solid black mare via B-L Rhinestone Kid, our deceased founding stallion, and a solid black colt via Sleipnir Sequoyah.  In 2010, she delivered a red chestnut colt by Sleipnir Echo’s Finale.  Alice is open for 2011, and can come with or without a breeding to any of our four stallions.

Alice has good ground manners for the veterinarian & the farrier & for routine care.  She has been ground driven in tandem.  She has been ridden extensively around the farm and somewhat off the farm by professional trainers; and around the farm by our grandchildren as beginners. 

She has been used as a lesson horse in a round pen; oval metal ring and rectangular paddock.

She is a proven broodmare…giving us the three excellent foals, two of which sold early on.

The first, Sleipnir Onyx, (by B-L Rhinestone Kid) is a very fine, solid black mare. S. Onyx has been SOLD to be a foundation mare for a breeding farm. 

The second is Sleipnir Smoky Mountain, (by Sleipnir Sequoyah, a son of B-L Rhinestone Kid), a friendly curious black colt who has been sold to an excellent home, for a future full of great adventures. 

The third is a gorgeous refined red chestnut colt named Sleipnir Resonance, by Sleipnir Echo’s Finale (Exquisite Sir Echo x Sleipnir Constellation, by B-L Rhinestone Kid x U C Spicy Lass). (a grandson of B-L Rhinestone Kid). He may be sold as a colt or may be  gelded. With small white facial markings, he is almost a perfect pair to Sleipnir Double Feature, a chestnut colt by Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca.

Alice is a pleasure to work with during breeding, veterinarian pregnancy checks and with her foals, immediately upon foaling and as days progress.   She is a good attentive mother, that trusts her people.

NEJ Golddust Alice is the ONLY NEJ Golddust Miner proven broodmare daughter ever offered for sale by the owners.  Alice delivers a long-legged, tall, elegant foal, matched by unique pedigrees and superior conformation.

She is offered with or without a breeding to one of our four stallions. 

As always, a good home is a must!   She, like all the horses that we sell, is or will be, current on vaccinations, wormings, and with a negative Coggins. If needed, she will have an interstate transportation certificate.

Alice trailers well, and has been trailered interstate. She would make a good horse for a beginner rider in an enclosed environment, or a slightly more accomplished rider on trails or in the fields.  Her bloodlines blend well with all the “show horse” lines as well as a with a stallion of carriage or trail skills and temprament.

$8,500.00, Offers from a home that values her sought and considered.

Chestnut Morgan Horses for Sale at Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm

NEJ Golddust Alice:  (Golddust Miner M C x May’s Sweetie) Alice is a 1993 gleaming brown chestnut mare, who has been the Dam of Three of our best foals, by three different sires. Her first foal by B-L Rhinestone Kid, Sleipnir Onyx, a black mare, was sold to be a fancy Parade horse and a core member of a Morgan breeding farm. Her black son, Sleipnir Smoky Mountain, by Sleipnir Sequoyah, has recently gone to be a family pleasure riding and driving horse; and her third foal, Sleipnir Resonance, a chestnut colt, by Sleipnir Echo’s Finale, is an almost perfect pair to Sleipnir Double Feature.  Resonance will be tall and elegant. 

We have left Alice open for 2011.  She can come with, or without, a breeding to any of our gorgeous, athletic, personable stallions. Alice has been professionally trained for Western saddle.  She has also been ridden English style. She has been used extensively as a lesson horse in the round pen, ring, and in the field by our grand-children.  She trailers well, and has been taken to trail rides in the forest.  Alice stands well for the veterinarian and the farrier, and for grooming.  She, like all the horses on our farm, is used to children, dogs, cats, geese, guinea hens and others.  She has been pastured alone and in large herds.  Alice is a good mare to work with for breeding and delivery.  She is a good mother, but also willing to let us work with her foal.

Alice will sell current on her wormings, vaccinations, and a Negative Coggins. She will be eligible for an Interstate health certificate. She is tall; and throws a tall foal. Alice is not our horse.  We sell her as agents for other owners.  She is the ONLY proven broodmare ever SOLD by this long-time breeding farm.  Alice is worth every bit of her price; but her owners have had a home fire, etc. and will be negotiable to a GOOD and loving home only. 

Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity: (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca).  “Bree” is an elegant, finely formed DARK chestnut filly, born in 2010.  She typifies our breeding program: consisting of Waseeka’s and Orcland bloodlines, as well as “Old Government” and other select lines.  She has Champions in her background and the athletic ability to be a champion herself. Bree is finely and elegantly wrought, but has a solid underlying framework, making her a great candidate eventually for the breeding shed. 

She is a super friendly and willing filly, who, as a coming 2 y/o, is ready to begin ground driving and driving training. “Bree”, like all our horses, will sell current on her vaccinations and wormings, and with a Negative Coggins.  

Sleipnir Double Feature: (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca) 2010 Red Chestnut colt, to be gelded. “D F” is still a colt, and if you want a stallion prospect, he is an excellent choice.  Bred with Champion bloodlines, this young gentleman has the athletic ability and presence that is expected from fine quality bloodlines.  D F is the leader of the 2010 trio of colts; and has bonded well with the senior former broodmares, and with S. Explorer, who have all been paddock friends and “colt-sitters”.  DF halters and leads and is learning the grooming process.  We let our foals be babies, but they are all “imprinted” at birth, and interacted with daily by amateurs.

We expect DF to be fairly tall, in the 14.3-15.1 range at maturity.  He is a vision running throughout his very large paddock, and has a good coat and a cute diamond mid-face; fully chestnut legs.  He may be darker as he matures, but currently is red chestnut like his sire.   Buy him with or without his almost perfect pair half brother, Sleipnir Resonance. 

Sleipnir Resonance: (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x NEJ Golddust Alice) 2010 Red Chestnut colt, to be gelded.  Resonance or “Res” is by the same stallion as D F; and out of the very nice, tall mare, NEJ Golddust Alice.  He also is fully chestnut with cute small white markings on his face.  Resonance is a couple months younger than the other 2 colts born this year, but he looks almost as big as his half brother DF.  They will be roughly the same size; with very similar markings.  He was imprinted at birth; and stands for his halter going on and off. As I said, we do let our foals be babies; but they are inter-acted with on a daily basis by our seasoned amateurs. He is also learning to stand to be groomed.  Like DF, he will be gelded prior to fly season; but would make an excellent stallion prospect, athletic and willing with the bloodlines to back him up! THESE TWO FELLOWS WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT DRIVING PAIR. They would equally be suitable for the show ring or as talented trail horses.  They will mature tall enough for a man; and be elegant enough for a woman. S. Resonance, like all our horses, will sell current on his wormings, and vaccinations, and with a Negative Coggins. 

Pictures of all are available on their individual web pages; and in the Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm Public Gallery on www.ImagesnMemories.com >> Galleries >> Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm – Public Gallery

Currently Not For Sale, but would consider selling:

Playday Rebecca: (Stoneholm Taliesin x Stoneholm Alameda), 1990 DARK Chestnut mare. ‘Becca is royally bred.  She is a grand-daughter of Waseeka’s Showtime, through his Grand Champion son, Stoneholm Taliesin.  Alameda is an Upwey Ben Don granddaughter, out of a Lippitt bred mare.  Rebecca is the dam of three of our nicest youngsters: Triagn Smooth Sailing (CeCe) our beautiful Palomino mare; Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity, a very fancy DARK chestnut filly; and Sleipnir Double Feature, a spectacularly fine chestnut colt, who is double Waseeka’s Showtime…

We gave ‘Becca a break from foaling for 2011.  She can come with a breeding to Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity, our super special Chestnut stallion, or to any of our other fine quality stallions.

BLACK Morgan Horses at Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm

AN UPDATE:

Sleipnir Smoky Mountain and Sleipnir Ocoee have been sold and moved to a new home here in Tennessee. We are very pleased at the long-term/permanent placement in a loving, horse-knowledgeable home. The guys are 2009 and 2010 models, and they loaded, trailered, and unloaded like they were veterans. Our horses are pleasant-tempered and willing.

They were both B-L Rhinestone Kid grand-get via his handsome black son, Sleipnir Sequoyah. Sequoyah, a full brother to Sleipnir Carbon Copy, is out of our Breezeway daughter, Coeur d’Alene, who is a deep chestnut brown.

S. Sequoyah has been quite popular as a breeding stallion. We only have one of his foals left, a coming 2 y/o filly, Sleipnir Hiwassee. We did not breed for any foals for next year, to give our mares some time off, and prior to starting some new mares. So, if you want a Sequoyah foal, come see S. Hiwassee! She is truly a treasure. A super friendly, loving, and very athletic filly.

S. Sequoyah will be available for hand breeding in 2011 to approved mares; and we are considering training him to a mount, for shipping. We’ll keep you posted.

Reggie’s Black Rose: 1999 Black Mare Trail, Broodmare, Show. Rose is a perfect Ambassadress of the Morgan breed. Sweet and willing. Rides, broodmare, very cute. Lots of trailering experience!

Sleipnir Onstar: 2003 Black Mare Class A National Caliber.  Onstar will be a star in anyone’s stable. Professionally trained to ride and drive. Currently ready for an exceptional season as a Roadster to Bike horse. Bloodlines and conformation to complement any breeding program. Exquisite and athletic. Show her under saddle or in harness.

Sleipnir Hiwassee: 2009 Black Filly Ready to start driving training. Hiwassee, or “Meadow” as her Cherokee name translates, is an absolute sweetheart. Super friendly and willing to please, she’ll be right at the gate to greet you and go to work. A favorite of visitors.

*Two BLACK broodmares belonging to other owners might be available; ONLY sold together, and ONLY to a special home!!

* There is also a Black Bay mare, GAITED, belonging to other owners, off the farm, that is available. NEJ Golddust Sadie (1993). An especially interesting horse for here in the South! She has exceptional bloodlines for breeding use.

Sleipnir Sequoyah: 2003 Black Stallion.  Class A National Caliber. Proven sire: 3 Blacks, 1 Dark Chestnut 3 G (two still colts): 1 M Solid, athletic, fabulous temperament and conformation. He is pleasant to use for breeding; respects his handler and his mares. Would make a spectacular harness horse, or English Pleasure. Can be gelded.

* There are also two Black Geldings, NEJ Golddust St. Jaxx and NEJ Golddust Wilbur, belonging to other owners, off the farm, that are available. Both Jaxx (1993) and Wilbur (1994) have had some ground training, but have not been hooked, though they have had people on their backs for a few rides. I recently saw Wilbur, and refreshed my memory about how large he is! Up close he resembles a Friesian…Tall and solid framework. They are available separately or ask for a package with NEJ Golddust Sadie.

All of our Morgan Horses stand well for the farrier and the vet. At minimum, single tie for grooming; and are current on vaccinations, Negative Coggins, wormings, and can have an Interstate travel health certificate.

All are raised around children, dogs, cats, geese, guinea hens, etc.

See their individual pages on our website for links to photos and their complete pedigrees. Their pedigrees are also available on: www.allbreedpedigree.com

The Denman Family

Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm 2214 Columbus Road Delano, TN, 37325 www.SleipnirMorganHorseFarm.com

Email: Denmanfam@aol.com

423 263 5677 House 423 284 0899 – Call or Text 423 263 5425 Fax

John, Georgia & Britta Denman; Elizabeth, Michael, Amber, & Kimberly McGee; Caitrin, Kaya, and Tre Bayard

BLACK Morgan Horses at Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm

Several people have asked us specifically about our Black Morgan Horses. So, here is a list of just the Black Morgans.
We do have have Dark and Light Chestnuts, Bays, and a Palomino on the farm.
The Black Morgan Horses include:

Reggie’s Black Rose 1999 Black Mare Trail, Broodmare, Show
Rose is a perfect Ambassadress of the Morgan breed. Sweet and willing. Rides, broodmare, very cute. Lots of trailering experience!

Sleipnir Onstar 2003 Black Mare Class A National Caliber
Onstar will be a star in anyone’s stable. Professionally trained to ride and drive. Currently ready for an exceptional season as a Roadster to Bike horse. Bloodlines and conformation to complement any breeding program. Exquisite and athletic. Show her under saddle or in harness.

Sleipnir Hiwassee 2009 Black Filly Ready to start driving training
Hiwassee, or “Meadow” as her Cherokee name translates, is an absolute sweetheart. Super friendly and willing to please, she’ll be right at the gate to greet you and go to work. A favorite of visitors.

*It is possible that two BLACK broodmares belonging to other owners might be available, ONLY sold together, and ONLY to a special home!!

* There is also another Black Bay mare, GAITED, belonging to other owners, off the farm, that is available. NEJ Golddust Sadie (1993). An especially interesting horse for here in the South! She has exceptional bloodlines for breeding use.

Sleipnir Sequoyah 2003 Black Stallion Class A National Caliber
Proven sire: 3 Blacks, 1 Dark Chestnut 3 G (two still colts): 1 M
Solid, athletic, fabulous temperament and conformation. He is pleasant to use for breeding; respects his handler and his mares. Would make a spectacular harness horse, or English Pleasure. Can be gelded.

Sleipnir Smoky Mountain 2009 Black colt-to be gelded Class A prospect
This colt will be tall and elegant, but on a solid foundation. He is friendly and willing. Ready for driving training. He has not been gelded yet, if looking for a stallion prospect, Smoky would make a fine one. Great temperament & conformation. Athletic. Loves carrots. SOLD to a wonderful home!

Sleipnir Ocoee 2010 Black colt-to be gelded From a favorite cross
Ocoee would be a good prospect for a possible driving pair with either Sleipnir Smoky Mountain or Sleipnir Hiwassee. He will be good sized and an athletic talented horse for whatever is asked of him. Ocoee has his parent’s solid build and temperament; and will be a friend/partner. SOLD to a wonderful home!

* There are also another two Black Geldings, NEJ Golddust St. Jaxx and NEJ Golddust Wilbur, belonging to other owners, off the farm, that are available. Both Jaxx (1993) and Wilbur (1994) have had some ground training, but have not been hooked or ridden, though they have had people on their backs. I recently saw Wilbur, and refreshed my memory about how large he is! Up close he resembles a Friesian…Tall and solid framework.
They are available separately or ask for a package with NEJ Golddust Sadie.

All of our Morgan Horses stand well for the farrier and the vet. At minimum, single tie for grooming; and are current on vaccinations, Negative Coggins, wormings, and can have an Interstate travel health certificate.

See their individual pages on our website for links to more photos and their complete pedigrees. Their pedigrees are also available on: www.allbreedpedigree.com

The Denman Family
Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm
2214 Columbus Road
Delano, TN, 37325
www.SleipnirMorganHorseFarm.com

  • Email: Denmanfam@aol.com
    423 263 5677 House
    423 284 0899 – Call or Text
    423 263 5425 Fax
    John, Georgia & Britta Denman
    Elizabeth, Michael, Amber, & Kimberly McGee
    Caitrin, Kaya, and Tre Bayard

Weaning the Foals from their dams:

Last Friday, October 30, 2010 we separated the foals (baby horses) from their dams (mothers).

At some point in time a mare would naturally wean her foal.  But we have seen older horses come and nurse from their mothers.  Usually we wean our foals at between 5 and 6 months of age.

When we separate them, we attempt to have the mares where their foals cannot see them and vice versa.

We usually put the dams and foals together in a large field after the foals are fairly sturdy on their legs.  So the foals all know each other and have established their own order of ranking in their mini herd. Their dams also know each other and their herd rank; and they start teaching the youngsters herd manners.

S. Valhalla (Hal), when he was alive, was the perfect babysitter- leader for the year’s foal crop.  From the time that they were weaned, until the next group was ready the following year, he would teach them more herd manners.

After Valhalla died, S. Selebrity (Seppy) held the job.  Seppy was not as patient with the frolicking of the youngsters as Hal had been.  But he got the job done with a minimum of unhappiness.

Since Seppy has been gone, we have tried some other methods. 

This year we gave the foals to the senior mares:  UC Cinnamon (Cinnie) (UVM Viking x UC Spicy Lass, our foundation mare)(1979); Sleipnir Constellation (Connie) (B-L Rhinestone Kid x UC Spicy Lass)(1983); and Coeur d’Alene (Alene) (Breezeway x Oak Hill Perfect Pic, a Funquest/Mor-Ayr Supreme mare) (1988).  All three of these fine quality mares have had important Produce (their foals) for our breeding farm.

One has to think twice about putting young colts, who have not been gelded as yet, in with mares. However, none of the mares can carry to term any longer; and we had retired them.  I do not recommend doing this with mares that could become “in foal”.  We know that even if they were impregnated by one of the young colts, they would not carry to term. Of course, they are not cycling, and I do not believe that they have for awhile; and they informed the colts to stay away!!!

One problem with this system is that we feed the senior mares a senior grain and a mineral supplement for their joints, which the foals do not need. And the foals get a regular grain, which if the mares try to claim some, will be more difficult for them to chew and digest.

So far the procedure is working out.  We put two separated feeders in their large paddock.  And each “set” is staying to their own feed. 

The colts have not been calling for their dams very much. And the dams are “drying out” (drying up their milk supply).

In about a week, we will return the mares to the main field (pasture).  The problem there is that the foals will only be separated from their mothers by about a 16 foot aisle.  So, the dams and foals could end up running the fence a lot, tiring them, or trying to break through to each other.  So, that will be a stage to watch carefully.  Presumably the whole process will go smoothly.

In the “old days” we didn’t have as many paddocks, and we stalled our horses more.  It was much more traumatic on everyone, especially the foals, to be confined in a space with no company.  This system is much more natural and humane, and yields a lot less crying for “Mama”.