It's a Filly!


A.P. Indy - Betty's Pet, By Dehere

Antony Beck


War Front

Bred To

Born at 9:36p.m. on March 24 2020

Foaling Date

Gainesway Farm


Vaulcluse20 is turned out

March 30th, 2020

This past weekend, Vaulcluse and her filly were turned out together in a paddock. The farm staff wanted to turn out the filly before the farrier came to work on her leg brace on Saturday. The staff fillmed a few snippets and they were side-by-side most of the time.

Below is a video of Vaulcluse20 trying out those long legs in her little paddock for the first time.

They will be moving into a new barn and paddock over the next few days. The camera team will be working to reset/relocate the cameras so stay tuned! 

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Photo courtesy of Gainesway Farm

Vaulcluse'20 can nurse and has a new corrective leg brace

March 27th, 2020

Vaulcluse and her filly are doing very well at Gainesway Farm. The milk of the mare is clear and healthy for her foal to drink so, her muzzle was removed. Together, they were turned out for a few hours today.  Our camera team will be working to relocate/adjust camera location as their new schedule solidifies.

Vaulcluse20 has a contracted tendon in her right hind leg. The farm team at Gainesway has placed a corrective brace on it to assist in stretching it out. Below the video (it does not have sound) shows how the farrier replaces it. He is trying to stretch the tendon by putting a cast on the back of the leg. He is replacing the brace he put on yesterday because each brace is set at a different angle, slowly stretching the tendon to the correct angle. He will then leave a brace on her leg until it gets strong enough to stay at the correct angle on its own which can take 3 or 4 days. The filly is sedated while they put on a new brace. This keeps her still so the brace fits better. 

An additional video shares the materials used to build the brace.

Have a good weekend and thanks for following! 


Vaulcluse20 is bottle feeding

March 26th, 2020

Last night, Vaulcluse20 developed some minor colic. The farm staff at Gainesway believe it’s from her big appetite and possibly too much milk. The farm team gave her some medication called banamine to alleviate pain. She is doing better today. Below is a great video talking more indepth about the steps taken to get the filly accustomed to drinking a bottle so that she can easily transition to nursing when the mare is stripped of her colostrum. 

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