Horse of the Month: Dulce (Dusty Class)
Jan 1 The Day of Birthdays for all Thoroughbreds and The Start of Foaling Season.
Dulce is the oldest thoroughbred mare we own, she is 13 this Jan 1st even though her real date of birth is April 13th.
There's at least one unusual fact about Thoroughbred horses: Every Thoroughbred horse in the Northern Hemisphere has the same birthday. No matter what month a Thoroughbred is born, its birthday falls on January 1st. The jockey club will consider every racing thoroughbred horse one year older on January 1st, just so all horses move up to the next level of races at the same time. It's to eliminate confusion. They do keep record of the horse's real birthday on their registration papers. January first has no significance with other registries, as far as that goes. It's just the Jockey club and other racehorse registries.
Dulce is the matriarch of the farm... She has given us four Princesses... Princess Ceta, Princess Bella, My Princess Sophia and Mojo's Princess Rosa...
Dulce also has one Grandson from her daughter Princess Ceta name Mojo's Knight Thyme...Interestingly enough Dulce's daughter Mojo's Princess Rosa and her Grandson Mojo's Knight Thyme were foaled in 2016 just 6 weeks apart... Both Rosa and Knight's sire is Mikimoto's Mojo...
Dulce loves having her foals outside on a beautiful sunny days about 3:30 pm right around feed time... She is one that likes to be on time usually right on her 11 month date...Mares are in foal an average of 11 months or 340 days...And sometimes the mares will carry their foals 360 days,that is when everyone starts stressing !!!
This year we only have one of our mares in foal. She is a maiden mare (meaning she will have her first foal this year). Maiden mares are a little tricky because there is no history of how and when they will foal. She is due in February so check back to read about her and the newest member of Maple Valley Farm LLC...
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