|Genuine and Enduring Flight|
Saturday, May 26, 2012
|Kool & Lovly(l) is his maternal grandmother|
RustRidge Sippling (r) is his paternal grandmother
Both mares were born at RustRidge in 1986 and both mares produced several foals.
|Genuwine has almost the same blaze as his grandma RustRidge Sippling!|
|Kool Valley was Genuwine's mother, her mother is Kool & Lovly. Her father was Napa Valley, our first stallion.|
|Stacy's Ridge is Genuwine's father. His mother is RustRidge Sippling. His father was Stacy's Knight.|
|RustRidge Bo (l) is Genuwine's Uncle on his father's side. His mother is RustRidge Sippling his father was Napa Valley.|
Blade(aka Free Run Gold) is Genuwine's Uncle on his mother's side. His mother is Kool & Lovly and father was Highland Gold.
|RustRidge Reserve is Genuwine's aunt on his father's side.|
Wine Thief is Genuine's cousin.
Friday, May 18, 2012
|GenUwine and his nurse mother Enduring Flight|
The vets tried to get Genuwine out of the trailer but he wouldn't leave his mother. So Jim got inside the trailer and carefully walked him through his mother's legs and down the ramp. He was escorted into the vet hospital and examined thoroughly. He was admitted to the hospital and put on an IV. Genuwine had various ailments including dehydration, urinary and intestinal blockages and liver toxicity. He stayed in intensive care for several days while we looked for a nurse mare to raise him. During his stay at the hospital two potential nurse mares were introduced to him but were rejected because they were aggressive towards him. When he was released from UC Davis, we took Genuwine to Victory Rose Thoroughbreds to try again to introduce him to one of those mares. Each mare had recently lost a foal and was a good candidate for nurse mare. Ellen Jackson, proprietress of Victory Rose was willing to work with the mare named Enduring Flight to reintroduce them and see if they would bond. After three days of clever but safe exposure to each other, Enduring Flight began to bond and little Genuwine was overjoyed to have an equine mother again.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
|Chris & friends|
|Watching the prelude to the Derby|
|Enjoying the fabulous "First Saturday in May."|
|Lovely hats for the Derby|