Budweiser’s 2017 Baby Boon Recap

October 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Warm Springs Ranch, Missouri is home to the Budweiser Clydesdales. The farm houses more than 70 horses including 15 foals born this year. Jake The first foal, Jake, was born March 21 and the final foal, Rave, born September 28. Each foal can weigh up to 150 lbs. and will stay with their mothers [...]

Twins Beating the Odds

May 24th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

The odds of twin foals surviving is 1 in 10,000. It is certainly uncommon but HOW rare? For perspective, the following things are as likely as your mare having twins. Finding a four-leaf clover on the first try Being killed by lightening that hit someone else first Dying from internal bleeding resulting from a liver biopsy [...]

Pharoah’s First Foal

January 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The first foal born to 2015 Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah was born January 3 at Brookdale Farm. Born at 12:30 a.m., the bay colt is also the first foal for mare Kakadu. “It’s very exciting,” said Fred Seitz Jr. of Brookdale Farm. “For the first foal, he’s very nice, very attractive type. Personality wise, I [...]

A Holiday Miracle in the Stable

December 16th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

The holidays are imbued with wonder and surprise. Last year Jenni and Guy Benson, warm blood owners/breeders of Saratoga Studs in South Africa received a particularly special surprise. Jenni’s prize mare, Treliver D’Aquitaine, Daisy, was pregnant with her first foal.  She was a week past her due date and anxiety levels were soaring. Finally, Daisy went [...]

The Most “Bear-able” Friendship!

December 8th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

May 2013 a small bay foal was born at the Dartmoor National Park and rejected by his mother. A concerned farmer found him and phone The Mare and Foal Sanctuary for help. Only a few hours old, he was hungry and trying unsuccessfully to suckle from other mares in the herd. Sanctuary workers rushed to the [...]