Recent Updates

Welcome to the Foal Patrol! Here you will find content from all of our mares in one place. Please check back regularly for the latest updates!

21 Miss Always Ready & Beauty

Miss Always Ready
April 16th, 2021

21 Miss Always Ready and Beauty are doing well as a bonded mare and foal pair. Miss Always Ready is recovering well from her surgery but will need to spend at least the next 30 days on stall rest. For a complete update, watch the video below from Chris Baker at Three Chimneys Farm.

Collections Connections

April 15th, 2021

Our fourth installment of Collections Connections with Foal Patrol highlights a halter on display in our “Hall of Fame Heroes” exhibition in McBean Gallery. This is one of eight halters our visitors can see on their Museum visit. As you may have noticed with our Season 4 foals, halter training begins within the first few days after a foal is born. This allows the newborn to quickly become accustomed to wearing it as training continues.

This halter belonged to Hall of Famer Lonesome Glory, a Kentucky-bred son of Transworld out of the Green Dancer mare Stronghold campaigned by Kay Jeffords. Trained by Bruce Miller and ridden primarily by his daughter, Blythe Miller Davies, the chestnut gelding became the first steeplechase horse to win five Eclipse Awards (1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999) and the first to earn more than $1 million. Lonesome Glory entered the Hall of Fame with the Class of 2005.

Large colon torsion

Miss Always Ready
April 15th, 2021

Large colon torsion is the most common type of colic in foaling mares. The torsion occurs because after giving birth, the mare's abdominal cavity is missing about 150 lbs of foal, placenta, and amniotic fluid. The abdominal cavity, for both horses and humans, is the largest hollow space of the body. It will take days or weeks for the mare's abdominal muscles to return to normal position. During that period, the overall space within her abdominal cavity, which holds her intestines, particularly the large colon, has a lot more room to move around, resulting in an opportunity to twist. The good news is that quick surgical intervention can correct the twist, the blood supply can be re-established, and the mare can be back to good health in 30-60 days.

For more information on large colon torsion in horses check out these sources: 

Miss Always Ready - colic

Miss Always Ready
April 15th, 2021

Miss Always Ready colicked last night about 24 hours after delivering her Palace Malice filly. She received surgery at Rood and Riddle and recovered well last night. 21 Miss Always Ready filly is currently with a nursemare named Beauty. They are doing very well together and have bonded. Watch the video below from Chris Baker for more information.

Janae is close to delivering!

April 14th, 2021

Janae will deliver her Malibu Moon foal any time now. Will we get two foals two days in a row? We certainly hope so! Watch the video below for an update from Safari North.