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The live camera feeds will be available according to each of the horses' daily schedules, listed below their overview. Live footage will extend as the mares get closer to their expected foaling date.

Foal Countdown:

Alpine Sky

Indian Charlie - Alpine Garden, By Lemon Drop Kid

Old Tavern Farm

Owner

More Than Ready

Bred To

04/21/2020

Expected Foal Date

Old Tavern Farm

Farm

Porkchop and Walter

Alpine Sky
February 19th, 2020

The view at Old Tavern Farm is beautiful and picturesque as the farm staff take care of the horses. Porkchop enjoys visiting the horses; especially in their stalls, to check in and possibly get some food. He has also been working on building up a nest of blankets and straw to stay comfortable. Here and there, Porkchop and Walter, the cat venture outdoors to share snippets of their life in front of the cameras at the farm. This is a short video of the two of them in the snow, having a conversation together.

Winter Weather for horses

Alpine Sky
February 13th, 2020

Horses deal with cold temperatures much better than they deal with heat. Provided with adequate supplies of fresh water, hay and feed, horses tolerate sub-freezing, zero or minus temperatures remarkably well. The process of digesting long stem roughage (grass or hay) generates a lot of body heat that keeps horses warm with these cold temps. Snow does not really negatively impact this scenario unless it is particularly wet snow. Rain and wind take away the insulating properties of the horses' hair coat and sap a lot of heat away from them. 33-35 degrees fahrenheit and blowing rain is the hardest weather on livestock. 3 degrees with snow on the ground on a cold winter day is more preferable for horses. Start with a horse in good body condition and keep plenty of good quality feed, hay and water available and short-term blasts of extreme cold are well tolerated.

It is important to encourage the horses to drink enough water during cold weather periods. Some farms will add electrolytes to the feed, a powder made of salt and trace minerals to ensure the horses are well hydrated. Below Alpine Sky at Old Tavern Farm takes in the winter weather. 

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Photo courtesy of Old Tavern Farm

Meet Alpine Sky at Old Tavern Farm

Alpine Sky
January 6th, 2020

Old Tavern Farm introduces Alpine Sky, in-foal to More Than Ready, with a predicted foaling date of April 21, 2020. 

Alpine Sky is introduced by Walter Borisenok, owner of Old Tavern Farm. Walt shares how her distinction comes from being a daughter of Indian Charlie and the strong pedigree of that bloodline. She won or placed in 10 of her 22 career starts. 

The staff at Old Tavern Farm look forward to hearing feedback and questions from Foal Patrol fans throughout this season.

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