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!
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.
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!
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”
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!
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.
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.
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!
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