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Welcome to the Foal Patrol Blog! Here you will find content from all of our mares in one place. Please check back regularly as we will be constantly posting new content.

Farrier work

Comme Chez Soi
February 6th, 2020

Farriers are the professionals who care for the horse’s hooves. They are an important part of the equine management team. Most farriers are familiar with specific breeds of horses and their needs by studying at a training school, serving an apprenticeship, and then becoming licensed or certified. This extensive hands-on training is vital to becoming a professional farrier.

Hoof care is very important for thoroughbred horses. Picking, trimming and shoeing are general aspects of hoofcare. Below Old Tavern Farm broodmare manager, Trina Pasckvale shares how the yearlings at the farm get regular hoof care. In the video, Comme Chez Soi’19 is getting a regular trim and being sales prepped for the spring. Yearlings get a trim approximately once a month and that is done on a regular basis to keep them correct.  

Comme Chez Soi19 is weaned and happy with paddock mates

Comme Chez Soi
September 17th, 2019

Comme Chez Soi19 has been weaned and she is doing well with all her buddies and paddock mates at Old Tavern Farm. Greg Daley shares an update on her and the mare, Comme Chez Soi below. 

Porkchop and Walter, the cat are also content. Walter takes good care of the barn and Porkchop stays with the chickens when he isn't trying to "rearrange" the landscaping. Enjoy their photos below.  

Comme Chez Soi and filly at Old Tavern Farm in the summer

Comme Chez Soi
August 8th, 2019

Trina Pasckvale, Broodmare Manager at Old Tavern Farm drove us over to their nearby paddock to check in on four mares and foals. The foals are quite social with one another and said hello when we arrived. Trina greets them and sprays them down with bug spray as flies and bugs can be an issue in the summertime heat. She does so quite often to ensure they stay comfortable. Comme Chez Soi and filly were taking in the summer air and Comme Chez Soi19 was quite sweet but particularly playful with Trina, nipping at her toes. Check out the video below for an update from the farm.

 

Comme Chez Soi and filly back at Old Tavern Farm

Comme Chez Soi
June 25th, 2019

We are thrilled to tell you Comme Chez Soi and her filly are back at Old Tavern Farm! Comme Chez Soi19 is now 4 months old. Here is a clip of Comme Chez Soi and her filly at the National Museum of Racing Farm Tour over the weekend. They were fan favorites to a sold out crowd!!

Comme Chez Soi19 growing and healthy in Kentucky

Comme Chez Soi
May 29th, 2019

Comme Chez Soi19 is healthy, growing and doing great. Greg Daley, Farm Manager at Old Tavern Farm has been coordinating details and communicating with her caretakers in Kentucky. He shared that Comme Chez Soi is in foal to Good Magic and both mare and filly will return to New York middle to late June. 

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