Recent Updates

Welcome to Foal Patrol Season 5! Check in here for our latest mare and foal updates and season announcements.

It's A Lazy Summer Day

Bird Town
July 4th, 2018

Here is Bird Patrol celebrating her two month birthday on a lazy summer day with her mama!

Morning Stroll With "Bird Patrol"

Bird Town
June 14th, 2018

It's official!  The Jockey Club has approved Bird Town18's name as "Bird Patrol."  

A Very Forward Filly!

Bird Town
May 23rd, 2018

In this video Neil Howard describes Bird Town and her filly as "forward" and what that means is a horse whose natural inclination is to go -- with enthusiasm and positiveness.  It's obvious in this video Bird Town has passed along those traits to her filly.  It's fun to watch!

New Schedule, New Friends!

Bird Town
May 22nd, 2018

Bird Town and her filly are on a new schedule and it looks like they're making new friends.  Her new schedule:  out all night; in at 7a and back out at 2p.  And below is a photo of her new friend Cho Cho Cat!

All Is Well...

Bird Town
May 20th, 2018

Late last night, the broodmare manager at Gainesway noticed Bird Town seemed to be uncomfortable and just wasn’t acting like the Bird Town they know.

As a precautionary measure, the decision was made to take her to the clinic to be examined by a veterinarian.

As it turned out, Bird Town had a mild case of colic which was treated immediately and she was brought back to the barn within hours.

Colic is very common in horses.   In layman’s terms, colic is pain in a horse’s stomach. If not treated quickly and correctly, colic can lead to serious illness and can possibly be fatal. 

For 80% of colic there is no known root cause and colic symptoms may vary.

Thanks to a very caring and attentive barn staff, Bird Town is back in her stall watching over her beautiful filly.