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

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More Than Ready

Bred To


Expected Foal Date

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Happy belated Birthday, Alpine Sky!

Alpine Sky
March 23rd, 2020

Alpine Sky celebrated her 8th birthday on Friday, March 20th. We look forward to following her at Old Tavern Farm as she get closer to her due date. We send her Foal Patrol birthday wishes!! 

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