Olympus Ranch Stables

Friday, April 1, 2016

It's a girl!

I am pleased to welcome Persephone to our heard! She was foaled at 0330 this morning and was up and walking by 0400, nursing by 0415. She is more than what I could have hoped for! The foaling was textbook smooth and Aspen is a wonderful mother. My nervous nellies were completely unfounded. Persphone (Sephy for short) is sweet, curious and very active. She is already trying to run laps around the stall and is keeping Aspen on her toes. Please enjoy some pictures from earlier this morning as the sun was coming up!


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tonight just might be the night!!

With every step milk streams out of her teats! I braided her tail and am ready for her to foal! I am sure she is ready to go as well but doesn't know what to do about it. I will be checking her every hour or hour and a half. I am really hoping she goes tonight! I will post pics tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

So, so close!

Aspen has started dripping milk! We are ultra close now. I am betting tomorrow night, but we will be checking her closely tonight! It is a relatively warm evening and is suppose to be in the 70s tomorrow. Tonight would be the perfect night for foaling! I will keep you all posted! 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Foal Watch is getting exciting!

Aspen is finally starting to wax up a little bit! I think the foal will be making an appearance in the next day or two! It was super cold last night, but at least the rain has eased up. It is suppose to be sunny and clear for the rest of the week. Perfect for foaling!

Names have been chosen. A foal blanket has been ordered and has arrived. Foal halter is on standby. I am READY!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Foal Watch Has Officially Begun!

We have been on Foal Watch for a few days now. I have been posting nightly updates on Facebook, but really should be posting them here too! Here are the pictures from the last few days! Now that I see them all next to each other I can really see the differences! I still think we have a couple more days to go, but we are doing checks every few hours. I just saw some changes in her vulva tonight when I checked her so we are getting closer! Enjoy the pictures and I will be posting nightly updates until she foals! OH! I almost forgot! I have chosen names! If the foal is a filly her name will be Persephone. If he is a colt then his name will be Adonis.