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Magical World and colt

Magical World
February 25th, 2020

It's a boy! The first foal of Foal Patrol Season 3 was born last night. Magical World had quite the delivery but both her and her Gun Runner colt are now healthy and doing well. Three Chimneys Farm staff came together to support and assist her foaling in great form. It was touch and go for a bit but this colt is resilient and strong. We will be editing and sharing footage of the birth sometime today or tomorrow. 

Due to the colt's positioning during birth, he took some time to stand and take his first steps. His legs are not presenting major issues; however, the front legs are contracted with a lax left hind leg and a wind swept or bent right hind leg. Chris Baker shared that this will normalize and self resolve with time.  

Below are a couple videos of the colt standing and taking first steps as well as his effort to find his first meal of colostrum on Magical World.  

They will be in this stall for the next few days with intermittent trips to their new outdoor paddock. Stay tuned for more updates!  

Magical World delivers a colt!

Magical World
February 25th, 2020

After a long delivery and a very supportive foaling team at Three Chimneys Farm, Magical World delivered a colt at 2:20 a.m. on February 25th. Due to positioning of the foal's front legs and head, several people were needed to assist with the birth. The colt was quite large and hip lock occured where his pelvis was tight coming through her birth canal but with assistance he was pulled through and provided with supplemental oxgen for a jump start.

More updates, photos and videos tomorrow. Thanks for following along for the first Foal Patrol colt!

Ashado settled into stall

February 24th, 2020

The staff at Gainsborough Farm provided an update

"Ashado has settled in well since coming into the barn. She has started to make a bag but there is still some time before foaling. She has typically gone 10 or 11 days past her due date so that will most likely be her timeline. We will keep you posted on further developments."

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Photo courtesy of Gainsborough Farm

Magical World is well waxed

Magical World
February 24th, 2020

After a weekend of waiting for Magical World to deliver, she held onto her foal and kept everyone waiting. She is 10 days overdue, and presented a well waxed udder this morning. She doesn't have many more days left to go and is getting closer and closer all the time. 

She was turned out to her paddock this morning and will continue to do so unless the farm staff deem it appropriate to keep her in the stall. Three Chimneys Farm has a team of people who regularly check in on the pregnant mares throughout the day to keep them closely monitored. Stay tuned on Foal Patrol to follow her. We will reveal if she delivers a colt or filly on the site. 

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Photo courtesy of Three Chimneys Farm

Magical Worlds delivery is imminent

Magical World
February 22nd, 2020

Another update as we count down to Magical World's delivery at Three Chimneys Farm. She has developed wax on her udder and the farm staff believe she is within a day of foaling.