July 31 – I am so excited to have generously been offered to take over a broodmare lease on a very special mare by the name of Larosa Z, aka “Rosie”. Thanks to Leah Dyck for affording me this opportunity!
Rosie is a 2001 Holsteiner/Zangersheide maiden mare by Louis (Lord/Ramiro Z) and out of Flavy (Lavado/Silvester). Rosie will be bred next week to the Holsteiner stallion, Candillo Junior. I am super impressed by this mating and keep my fingers crossed that all goes according to plan, and we see a little black dot very soon.
July 28 – Brassy is confirmed in foal to Capone for a 2013 foal. Here we go again! Our vet says she looks A-OK inside, despite the horrible trauma of her premature foal in March.
She actually double ovulated at time of insemination and had two little black dots. The vet pinched one off, and we cross our fingers for a healthy remaining embryo.
On May 11th, Sarah, our embryo transfer mare foaled out a lovely colt in the afternoon. He is out of our Contender daughter, Pabbles. We believe this is the first Casiro offspring in North America. He is conformationally very correct and already is displaying a balanced canter and a springy trot. He is currently a caramel bay with dark points. Time will tell if he is to change color. I am simply delighted and so excited to see how he grows and develops. We have decided to call him Cato. I would like his registered name to be “Consiro”.