A Newsy Day! Rachel Alexandra is a Dam, A Fleet of Angels and Results of the Equion Trial!






Today I wanted to tell you about a few exciting newsy items!

RACHEL ALEXANDRA IS A MOM!

I not a huge racing fan, but I did stop and take note of Rachel Alexandra… she was/is awesome!  And, now the famous filly is a dam!

Yup, baby colt was born on January 22nd!

Baby Colt was born January 22nd!

He has his own FB page however I’m not sure who is running the FB page.  I do know that Stonestreet Farms, where he was born, has a few pics up as well as a video.  Baby doesn’t have a name yet but you can follow his growth here.

A very healthy baby!

With a Sire like Curlin and a mom like Rachel, this baby has a nice path carved already.  Won’t it be interesting to see how he grows and what skills he develops?!   WELCOME!

Click to watch the video of his first steps!

 

I thought this was very clever!

 

Also, in case there any other people living under a rock like myself… Rachel Alexandra is owned by the people who started the Kendall-Jackson vineyards.  Silly me, I didn’t know this until today.

I will have to research and find out if Stonestreet Farms and Kendall-Jackson support any TB Rescues.  KJ owns several wine divisions and a few have horses on the labels… so I’m guessing there is some giving back somewhere.

Sadly, Rachel’s owner, Jess Jackson, passed away last year.  I’m sure that this is a joyous day for his family.

 

MEET “A FLEET OF ANGELS”

 

I love this shot... I've seen it before but I forget which 'save' this was... I remember that many volunteers lined up to remove horses that were set for slaughter. It was a glorious, successful plan that I ineptly forgot all the details. If you know the story, please let me know!

 

OK, this is a great idea that I hope grows huge, wide wings!

Fleet of Angels is a network of regular people who can either transport, house or otherwise assist in moving endangered horses.  Hopefully, with a nationwide net, more horses could be saved more easily by assisting in their placement.

I have a good feeling about this organization because it looks, well… organized.

So, take a look at the website and sign up, if you feel moved to do so!

Click image to go to the website

 

EQUION TRIAL (no affiliation)

A while ago, I wrote a post about equine lice.  (You can read it here.)

In that post, I thought my pony, Slick, had lice.  EEECH!  But, upon inspection and education, I realized that he didn’t have lice, just dandruff.

This is Slick's mane on Dec 15th. It looked like Lice but it was dandruff. Eech.

But how in the world did he get dandruff?

All I knew was that all the grooming in the world would not fix it.  Dandruff comes from within.  It is a skin/scalp issue.  What was I doing differently in his feed for him to develop dandruff?

And then it occurred to me.  AHA!  I had run out of Equion a few months prior and hadn’t reordered.  That was the first time in probably 15 years that I had run out and not reordered!

So, on a hunch, I ordered more Equion and fed it to him religiously.

I didn’t wash his mane, use any product or alter any other part of his regular feed in the last 5 weeks.

And look!  His mane is healthy and dandruff-free!

The only difference is Equion.

This is Slick's mane today... after 5 weeks of Equion.

 

I cannot remember who first told me about it, but I tried Equion about 17 years ago and was hooked.  It was the first supplement I ever purchased!  This product is no-frills packaging, relatively inexpensive and is a nice, simple, everyday supplement that totally makes a difference.  I’m not a chemist but whatever is in it, does help their systems absorb nutrients, keeps the coat and feet healthy and also spit shines the reproductive tracks on my mares (when I was breeding).

As I’ve said before, my trainers always asked me what I gave to my horses to make them all look so good.  I told them Equion! I swear!  (And you know trainers hate to ask owners for tips…)  ;)

I have no affiliation.  Here is the Equion website.  They are great people and will take care of you!  FAMILY OWNED!

 

Click image to go to their site

 

Slick and Dodger both have their healthy manes back... they have been restarted on Equion since Dec 15th. No special grooming, just good food.

 

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