We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of this year’s foal crop. We are expecting three foals this year.
The proud parents to be are:
Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca.
Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x NEJ Golddust Alice.
Sleipnir Sequoyah x NEJ Golddust Emma.
Sequoyah and Alice have a 2009 black colt, Sleipnir Smoky Mountain, nicknamed Smoky. He is very leggy, and cute, and should be tall. He could be a showhorse, or a terrific trail or driving prospect.
Echo and Becca have an absolutely gorgeous dark chestnut filly from 2009, Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity, nicknamed Bree. She is a class A National Caliber show horse prospect. Named after our deceased special showhorse and family 3 generation riding partner, gelding, Sleipnir Selebrity. They were both born on April 1 of their respective years.
So, we are looking forward to what they produce this year.
Sequoyah and Emma had a lovely 2009 black filly, Sleipnir Hiwassee. Her barn name is Hiwassee, or Meadow, which is what ‘Hiwassee’ means in Cherokee. Last year, for Sequoyah’s babies, we chose names related to our area of Eastern Tennessee. Hiwassee has been SOLD to Mike Watson, who has admired our Morgan Horses for a long time, and has looked at most of the morgan horse farms in our Tri-State area.
Further Updates will follow as we get closer to the mares foaling times.
An outside mare bred to Sleipnir Sequoyah has had her foal for 2009. It is a colt.
So he has three live foals on the ground from his first foal crop. A filly first, and then two colts. Our two are black. We haven’t seen his latest son, but we’ve heard that he is chestnut.
The two that we have are quite leggy, with good length of necks, nice faces, and pleasant temperaments.
We have bred him back to only one mare for next season’s foals. His other mare from this year we are going to breed to Sleipnir Echo’s Finale for next year to see how that cross goes.
We are still waiting for one more of Echo’s to be born outside the farm later this year.
A friend of ours, Tim, has been working with Dawn to ride some of the stallions.
He has just started working again with his favorite of Rhinestone’s descendents, S. Carbon Copy, Rhinestone’s Bay son x Couer d’Alene.
He has also been on S. Echo’s Finale, Rhinestone’s chestnut grandson (Exquisite Sir Echo x S. Constellation, by B-L Rhinestone Kid).
Saddle work updates to follow.
Sequoyah and Emma have a lovely 2009 filly (Sleipnir Hiwassee aka Meadow) on the ground for this year.
Thay have started the process of breeding for this year for a 2010 foal. Since they are both Black, we expect that next year’s foal will be Black, like Hiwassee.
The foal should also be tall, with nice conformation and a super sweet temperament.
Hiwassee is tall, and adorable. She comes right to you, in a huge field.
The 2010 foal, once confirmed, will be available for deposit. Emma is not for sale, but her full sister ‘Alice’ is. Alice has a Black colt, by Sequoyah by her side for now.
She will probably be bred to S. Echo’s Finale for a chestnut foal for 2010. Foaling Lease Requests can be made prior to breeding.
The first of our off farm foals was born last week.
He is a super nice chestnut colt by S. Echo’s Finale. Mother and son are doing fine.
He has a nice shoulder, good length of neck and is nicely upheaded…good conformation all around.
Our three foals and their mothers are now all together in the ring/field.
We moved S. Smoky Mountain to join his playmates last Wednesday.
Everyone is getting along fine…the foals are having a great time together.
We have three new foals on the farm. Two are by SLEIPNIR SEQUOYAH, our black stallion (B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur d’Alene by BREEZEWAY). One is by SLEIPNIR ECHO’S FINALE, our chestnut stud (Exquisite Sir Echo x SLEIPNIR CONSTELLATION by B-L Rhinestone Kid).
Two fillies and one colt.
The fillies are already together out in the field with their dams. The colt and his dam will be out with them by the end of next week. Right now he is next door in a long aisle.
Artists and photographers are welcome to come visit them. They are just beginning to shed out and still look good.
Will write more about each of them over the next few days. Bye for now.