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Broodmare management

June 29th, 2022

Many of the questions we received this season centered on broodmare care and management. For those who may have missed earlier blog posts, we wanted to post one final resource from the BloodHorse on how research continues to shape best practices and the importance of proper management to broodmare health and performance.

Viewer submission: Smokey with the weanlings

Your Stories
June 29th, 2022

We have a final shot of Smokey out and about with some of his favorite fillies in Versailles, Kentucky, who happen to have very familiar faces. We have seen Smokey pop up at Safari North throughout the season, and we love seeing him again one last time with Season 5's first foal, Traveling Tiger 22, and her pasture buddies. A big thanks to Smokey for his hard work and to Emma for sending this photo our way!

Foal handling

Foal Care
June 29th, 2022

In response to a question we received this week about the hows of leading a foal, we think you will find this blog post from Stonestreet Farm helpful with its guidance on lead training - teaching a horse to safely walk alongside its handler who holds a lead rope. And for more on early handling, imprinting, and halter training, check out this article by Heather Smith Thomas available on The Horse. 

Viewer submission: Ellie

Your Stories
June 29th, 2022

Look what we received from Ellie and Smokey in Paris, Kentucky. Sure to bring a smile to your face, we are so happy to share these photos on Foal Patrol's Your Stories. Ellie - we thank you for being a part of Foal Patrol. Keep loving your Smokey!


June 29th, 2022

With all the questions received this season about colostrum and its importance, we wanted to close our Nutrition Blog with this article by Amanda Duckworth from a February 2019 issue of the BloodHorse. If you missed earlier blog posts about colostrum, this article provides a comprehensive overview of why colostrum is essential to foal health.