All these months that I have been telling you that Fargo’s baby is due in June, I have been delusional. She was bred on June 15th. Being the slightly obsessive person I am, I went through my whole calendar and steadfastly recorded the days, weeks and months of the pregnancy.
At any moment from conception through the fall, winter and spring I could accurately tell exactly how far along my new baby was. Somehow, I just got it in my head to keep numbering on to her June 15 conception day, only a year later ( bet this gives you all a lot of confidence around my accounting abilities).
It was only recently as Fargo has gotten more enormous seemly every day that I had that OMG moment when it occurred to me that horses only (only!!-ha ha) carry 11 months. This baby should arrive right around day 340. Oh, and by the way- today is day 318!!
The father of this baby is Flagmount’s Freedom. If you check both USEF and USEA, you will find a whole bunch of these Texas bred babies coming up in the ranks. Winning in the dressage, eventing, show jumping and hunter rings.
My mare, Blonder Reflection by Blonder Hans by the top Kinsky stallion Atom has impressive dressage and Grand Prix background herself.
So everything is here to make this a super special baby. But a lot of people have thought that at this point before the baby hits the ground. Time will tell.
We are busy suddenly with a deadline looming, to get her mare and nursery quarters organized. We had a name all ready but just saw one of the Flag colts born a few weeks ago has claimed it. Our Flag and Blonder Reflection baby was going to be Flagmount’s Reflection. Perfect, right? But now we must start thinking again.
The barn name for this baby will be for one of my recently departed friends. I have a barn full of horses named for my dead relatives. I would love to use something from my father for this baby but just don’t think Flagmount’s Fred is going to do it for me.
Think of names, say a prayer for a healthy baby and I will let you know what happens next. And I swear I have the dates right now!