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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!

Miss Always Ready recovery

Miss Always Ready
April 19th, 2021

Miss Always Ready is on the road to recovery after her surgery. She is working through the systematically difficult first few days after surgery, but the staff at Three Chimneys expect her to make a full recovery. Her Palace Malice filly continues to thrive with the nurse mare Beauty. 

Janae and her Malibu Moon colt

Janae
April 19th, 2021

Janae gave birth to her Malibu Moon colt in the early hours of April 17th. Both mare and foal are healthy and doing well. The foal's hind leg was wrapped to relax his tendon, so the pastern is at a better angle. This is fairly common in foals and should not affect his development at all. Stay tuned for more updates! 

TAA Farms

April 19th, 2021

Our first Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Farm this week is Friends of Ferdinand in Indianapolis, IN. Friends of Ferdinand Inc is the only TAA accredited 501c3 organization in Indiana specializing in the transitioning, retraining and adoption of OTTBs. To learn more visit their website:  www.friendsofferdinand.com

Our second farm is CANTER Michigan in Commerce Township, MI. CANTER is a non-profit organization that began in 1998 in Michigan to help Thoroughbred racehorses find new homes and careers by listing them for sale on CANTER’s website for public purchase. In addition, CANTER has a retraining program that takes ownership of the horse and provides veterinary assessments and treatments, farrier care, equine dental work, vaccinations, rehabilitation–learning to live on a farm and in a herd, retraining for a new career, and adoption by a CANTER-approved adopter. To learn more visit their website: www.canterusa.org/michigan

The third farm this week is Beyond the Roses in Emmett, MI. Beyond The Roses Equine Rescue and Retirement (BTRE) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that rehabilitates, retrains, and adopt Thoroughbreds into approved homes.  BTRE works with local veterinarians to evaluate horses that come into our program and rehabilitates them for second careers.  Since opening our doors, BTRE has placed over 200 Thoroughbreds into loving homes. To learn more visit their website: www.beyondtherosesequine.org

The last farm is Out Side In, Inc. in Grand Haven, MI. Out Side In is both an outpatient mental health treatment facility and a functioning horse farm that specializes in retiring, rehabilitating, retraining and re-homing off-track thoroughbred race horses. Utilizing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy our licensed therapists treat a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues. To learn more visit their website here: https://www.outsideintherapy.com/

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.