View Full Version : Help with Foal name & teaching foal

05-10-06, 11:01 AM
Hi Everyone
I've been away with Jess to the State Titles, our baby has really grown, she's now two weeks old, we did have a name for her however hubby god of paying bills didnt like it so we started calling her "Bubby", it really suits her. OH became close to her much to shock horror of Jess when we came back. He even now cleans the stable out!

Anyway the farrier came out today and I asked him about halter training as the vet said to teach her in the first week. We haven't as yet, so we need to.

Any tips or advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Any racing or paddock names also , mum is "Feel the Breeze", Dad is "Kiwi Warrior". I tried to call her "Princess Warrior however its taken.
Majestic Park
AKA Tracey

05-10-06, 02:37 PM
Mum is "Feel the Breeze" & Dad is "Kiwi Warrior"

Royal Warrior

Warrior Breezin By

Warrior's Breeze

Xena's Breeze (hey Xena was a female warrior and filmed in NZ :))

Warrior Queen

Warrior Princess

~Simone~ I love my furry ones :)

05-10-06, 02:40 PM
how about "kiwi breeze"
shame its not a colt "feel the worrior"

06-10-06, 12:48 AM
I love the naming game..
WindChime Warrior
Breezing Home
Xena Princess (thanks simi)
Xena Breeze
Majestic Warrior

06-10-06, 02:15 AM
Wow I love all those names, Tisme we must have a ESP thing happening, my stud name is Majestic Park and I had thought of calling her Majestic Warrior however I thought it may be too boyish.

Thanks for the names love everyone of them. I'll check out the stud book today, I have to register prior to 30 days old or the fee involved is higher.

Any tips on halter training would be appreicated as the only tip from the farrier is do it before she's too strong!

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Majestic Park
AKA Tracey

06-10-06, 02:43 AM
How about Majestic Park Amazon? It's a bit more girlie than Majestic Warrior :)

"Reason to Smile #1: Every 7 mintues of every day, someone in an aerobics class pulls a hamstring."

06-10-06, 02:59 AM
Ooooh, yeah, love the Amazon thing! I am not much good at this, but love to see strong feminine/ feminist names for mares - hence my alias!

06-10-06, 04:15 AM
Sounds good I dont want the word Park in her name as it may be a mouthful if she races and the way she runs around and around she will win the Melbourne Cup I'm sure.

Her grandsire who had won quite a bit prior to dying, is "Brave Warrior" her uncle who has also won a bit is Another Warrior.

I'm trying to talk hubby into us racing her we'll see, I think it costs alot to train them each week

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Majestic Park
AKA Tracey

06-10-06, 02:03 PM
Hi There MP.

Great to see a healthy foal. You seem keen to get into the racing industry. Having worked within the industry both here in Australia and overseas, thought I could share a few bits of advice.

First time breeders tend to sell their foals to get a quick return on their money, and put mares back into foal ASAP. Being so, it is better not to name the foal and let the new owner have this honour. It might be a good idea to talk with the bloodstock agents at Magic Millions for some advice on which way to go.

You say that your foal's Grandsire is Brave Warrior. What is the dams bloodlines, and did the dam perform on the race track.....stakes won....black type races etc??? Brave Warrior tended to produce sprint horses (such as Show a Heart) rather than stayers. So I hate to disappoint you, but it is unlikely that ur foal will make the Melbourne Cup, 3200m. If you are wanting to breed a racehorse that is likely to "go the distance", you may like to consider Zabeel who stands at Cambridge Stud in New Zealand for around NZ$80 000. If you look at the form guides this spring, you will see a number of horses by Zabeel making the grade. You would also need to consider: the costs of shipping your mare to NZ, vets, agistment etc, as well as whether the mare will be accepted as he only stands to select mares on pedigree and race track performance.

Racing can be an absolute buzz and a great way to get involved is by joining an established syndicate. That way you only have a share of the costs, but of course only a share of any potential earnings. This can help you see if you really would like to pursue producing and racing your own horses.

I wish u all the best with ur new endeavor.

06-10-06, 02:14 PM

Check out this link.

All the best.

06-10-06, 02:20 PM
Hey there MP - geeeeeez girl, you are such a good grandmother! :)

Her blaze looks as if it is painted on - what about "Dances With Chrome" ?

I love it when the white spills over one side of their nose !

07-10-06, 01:47 AM
Come on MP, ours were born on the same day. Don't leave it much longer to do some work on her, the bigger they are the harder it is. :)

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f365/ourmick/IMG_1085.jpg My boy "Leroy" is by "Show a Heart" who is also by "Brave Warrior"!
He leads really well now.

Ps I never leave Headcollers or rugs on. Lots of people do but i think it is a bit dangerous. My opinion. :) :) :)

07-10-06, 02:11 AM
Hi saave N sassy77
I'm not really into racing, I saved her from the dogger at the magic millions. The stud book said that I can have the honour of naming the foal which I do intend on having.

I actually 2 years ago went to the stud to see Zabeel not at cambridge but just out of Auckland that had him standing at stud. I'll have to ask hubby what the name of the stud was, huge had 400 foals on the ground.

The mare is going back in foal to a WB. The foal will be sold either privately or back at the magic millions. I'm not aiming to make money as this is his dads first crop of foals, he won around $400,000 in QLD.

The mare has good breeding with her mum sold after her birth 7 years ago to Sir Hogan in NZ for $40,000 and my mares brother was purchased by Bart Cummings for $98,000 at the MM.

Its all fun on this end!
Majestic Park
AKA Tracey

07-10-06, 02:14 AM
Wow Shimmyshake you know this means we are family!

Ok this weekend I'll start with the halter training and I also have a rug we can practce puting on and off.

Please tell me how you taught the foal to take to the halter and lead rope

Please Please Please.

Majestic Park
AKA Tracey

07-10-06, 02:18 AM
Hi Aida
The smile hasnt gone off my face in weeks she is so cute, I love "Dances with Chrome" very nice! I'll make a decision over the next few days as its cheaper to register them prior to 30 days.

Her little blaze is crooked but I dont care she is so cute and loves people she is so hard to take photos of as she follows us everywhere.

I can pick up all her feet and touch her all over so at least thats something.

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Majestic Park
AKA Tracey

07-10-06, 07:52 AM
Hi MP, First you need two people..lucky you have a TD to help...Then what ever happens remain calm, it's all good, always use the most experienced person to hold the foal, with your left arm across the chest preventing forward movement and the right behind butt. If she is very feral you hold the base of the tail firmly and lift sraight up, with this she aint going anywhere :) Also works on big horses if your tall enough. Wait for her to relax, then you also relax, let the tail down into the normal position and relax your grip, she should now be standing quietly ..hopefully... Then have TD on the same side as you, have her right arm over your foals neck and holding long stap of the halter, with the left hand holding the left side of the halter and gently lifting over her nose. She may not like it at first, but be repetitive, on off on off, until she relaxes then do it up and leave it on her for a few minutes at a time.
They frighten very easily, so be gentle and always end sessions with a win. When your both happy, then finish.

When i have them happy in the halter, then i start to teach them to yield to pressure which is the first lesson in teaching to lead. Will post about that after i feed the multitudes

Hope you can make sence of this :) :) :)

09-10-06, 01:42 AM
Hi Shimmyshake
Thanks for the advice, my foal is now clever as well! We didnt need to worry she just stood there and let Jess put on the halter, (had to get the old mini halter off the stallion, as the foal halter fell off her) and the rug which was also a mini rug.


Havent tried to walk yet on the lead rope we will try today.

Proud Mum and daugther 2 and 1/2 weeks old
Majestic Park
AKA Tracey

09-10-06, 01:59 AM
Well Done!!!

She's obviously going to be relatively easy... horaay...Mum looks like a relaxed mare and that always helps. They are not all as quiet as her, your very lucky that your first baby has such a great temprement, she will be great fun to teach and you will learn so much from her too.

The principles of handling babies is just like older horses, when they give, you give, and praise her every step of the way.

Your doing a great job :) :)

09-10-06, 02:27 AM
Hi Shimmy shake
Thanks for the advice and encouragement, we really need it at this end.

She is a really an easy going foal all over us, loves to be kissed and cuddle. No respect for personal space, however we are trying to teach her some respect as she will push her bottom around to you and try and rub/ sit on you. So we hit her on the bottom, not to hard but enough to let her know not to do it.

I have to be strong with this one, I would love to keep her and race her however I hear its very expensive to do so? OH wants me to sell her next year some time. I'm sure you have to sell your sometimes or do you breed to race them?

Majestic Park
AKA Tracey

09-10-06, 03:01 AM
Hi MP,

I sell most at the MM Yearling Sales held in January, if they don't bring my reserve i bring them home and race them. It is really hard selling them, i had the most beautiful boy last year that was not very well bred, so i expected that he would be coming home, he ended up bringing 30k ...even though it was double what i wanted for him i'm still shattered because i was unprepared for him to sell.

If you know from the start that you aren't going to keep them it is much easier. I still cry when they sell :'( but you do get over it and i always keep track of them throughout their career's and am very proud when they win races. :7 This is my boy from last year.

(Only plaited to keep his mane on one side)
My Horses are all natural
I NEVER use hormones or Juracyl

09-10-06, 10:06 AM
Oh thats sad when you didnt think he would sell, great that he sold her so much I suppose. He is a stunner no wonder he sold for so much. Thats the other thing apparently they need to be feed up prior to selling a whole different thread I need to talk to you about.

My filly's is the first crop for his dad, so far I've been told 3 foals have been born this year to him. So I'm not expecting very much. Apparently he won around $390,000 which I suppose is OK for Brissy horse.

Do you own "Show a Heart"? I hope you dont mind I copied your foals photo for our photo album as they are related.

So you dont sell them until they are 14-16 months old?
I thought of the weaning sales in either April or June. I brought the mare at the June sale.

Any help on this would be great.

Oh Jess had her walking on the lead rope this afternoon. She just put her hand behind her bottom and she seem to understand that she had to move forward.

I think we are lucky everything seems too easy with her!

So do you take on other peoples horses to race? If I decide to keep her????
Majestic Park
AKA Tracey