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Small Pieces Make A Big Picture

I realize my enthusiasm for updating our blog is a bit lackluster... but hey, nobody is perfect. In other words, this year so far has been insane both for better and for worse. I'm going to mull through the events that have taken place this year the best that I can, so bear with me here.

So I'll start with the good news first, because really... who wants more bad news?

The season opened up with not only the deliveries of 3 exceptional foals by Thunder van de Zuuthoeve and Aliboo Farm's Carrasca Z, we also welcomed our first foals purchased via embryo auction. The real kicker is once again we were given all colts except for a lovely Cornet Obolensky filly born in Ireland. So, looks like I won't be getting that keeper filly I've been dreaming about any time soon (insert dramatic sigh here)... Thinking positively here - all three of the Munny boys received a Premium title during their inspection with OS this summer, and one was even awarded Elite Foal and designated Stallion Prospect. So there's that. I'm also thrilled to say both Carrasca Z colts have found exceptional homes and Cuhrious Munny will be going to Taylor Flury/Aliboo Farm. I'm proud that she believes in her stallion enough to promote his offspring in the way that she is doing. I suspect we will see this pair in the big ring in the not so distant future.

It goes without saying that breeding comes with major highs and major lows. Some of you that know us well, know that our lovely mare, Elize van de Broekkant, has a taste for postpartum colic, and not just the give IV Banamine and sit back and wait type of colic. In 2015, she had her first foal and soon after wound up on the