Foaling Season in Texas
It’s foaling season in Texas, and just about everywhere else in the USA. Every spring, starting as early as February, the landscape is dotted with newborn foals. You will also see lots of newborn calves.
I’ve never been a breeder, but I’ve worked with them, and I currently have a nice stallion in training who will be standing at stud in 2019. The process of finding the right bloodlines to cross to make the most athletic horses for their sport is interesting. There’s so much more to the business than just breeding a mare to a stallion.
Mares are pretty self-sufficient, and can usually give birth with no issues, which is nice. But they like to make it inconvenient for humans by foaling in the wee hours of the morning, or the moment we aren’t keeping an eye out.
In my new series, Blue Iron Spur Cowboys, the siblings take over a horse ranch that’s failing, and it’s been so much fun to drive around Texas and take photos. Learning about today’s breeding processes has been eye opening. I’m excited to share this knowledge in the series which is set in Chase Me, Texas.