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Expecting a Special Foal...
Ancient Oaks did not breed anything last year, so I am having to live vicariously through MLM Arabians! They are expecting their first foal by their stallion, A.O. Breeze. Breeze was actually bred by Ancient Oaks, and acquired by MLM Arabians in 2009. Shown by his amateur owner, Breeze promptly started winning all over the place. Greenbroke, he was then put with an open trainer to learn jumping. After 39 days training - total - he took the reserve championship at the Arabian/Half Arabian National Sporthorse show. I believe he remains the only horse to ever win both jumping and halter titles on his breed circuit. MLM leased a grey mare, Angelina Wind, from Ancient Oaks last year to get this foal. Angelina Wind has only produced one other offspring, a filly by the Hanoverian stallion, DeLaurentis. They were presented to the GOV last year, and approved. It's worth noting that Angelina Wind was 17 years old at the time, only 14.2 hh, and had been taken straight from pasture. She had a broken hock as a youngster, and although started under saddle, has not done a day of work in her life. She is also half-sister to the well known open circuit, purebred Arabian jumper, Russian Roulette. Angelina's foal is due at the end of the month. It will be a very special event for all parties involved. Send good thoughts! Also send "filly" thoughts - they're hoping for a filly. MLM has bred a foal 4 times, and produced 4 colts. They are hoping to break the streak this time. Also, name suggestions are welcome! Mom at her GOV inspection: IMAGE(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/MaigrayBellivaunce/Lina/angelinainspect4.jpg) Dad last winter.. IMAGE(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/MaigrayBellivaunce/Breeze/162819_170340596341669_100651949977201_318642_2968373_n.jpg)
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I am sure this is going to be

I am sure this is going to be a gorgeous baby and fingers crossed its a filly this time

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Sounds like the baby is going

Sounds like the baby is going to be born a star. Can't wait to see the results.

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Oh! Can't wait to see!

Oh! Can't wait to see!

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Due date?

You said the foal was due the end of the month...do you have an exact date? Will the mare be on cam? After teasing us with this pairing, the least you can do is throw us a bone... :bounce :rofl

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The due date is the 25th...No

The due date is the 25th...No cam..Sorry!

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Angelina slipped one in

Angelina slipped one in early. It's a Father's Day present for Breeze - a colt, sound, healthy and good looking. The breeders (all of them) are very pleased.

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Wow!

Wow!

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Oh what a handsome boy -

Oh what a handsome boy - congrats on him. (need more photos soon though)

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The breeder named him Aeolus.

The breeder named him Aeolus. He's big, 9.2hh at birth, bigger than Angelina's WB cross filly was when she was born.

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Oh he is so handsome - I want

Oh he is so handsome - I want to kiss that nose

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Beautiful!

Beautiful!

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Love that first pic. Is he

Love that first pic. Is he going grey? He looks a little light around the eyes

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Yes, definitely going grey.

Yes, definitely going grey. We'll see how fast it happens. I'll put him up in the gallery as a progression. He has more white than I expected..I don't think Angie has much white, and Breeze almost none at all, so I was a bit surprised. But perhaps on the red base, what he got from his dam expressed more. I think she is a bay base. Anyway, he seems a nice colt, they say he is better than his sire. I think Breeze is the last breeding representative of his tail male line too, so anything he puts on the ground is good insurance.

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He is a gorgeous boy though

He is a gorgeous boy though grey or not.

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I'm generally not a big

I'm generally not a big Arabian fan but I really like this foal and I also like his sire.

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Thanks admin! I will pass on

Thanks admin! I will pass on the compliments.

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Three weeks old now, and a

Three weeks old now, and a bit of a chunk for a purebred..

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He has so much bone! That is

He has so much bone! That is one boy who is not meant to just stand around and look pretty. Although he definitely is pretty!

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They are really impressed

They are really impressed with him. He has more substance than his half-sister and she was a warmblood cross:

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He does remind me quite strongly of one of his other half-sisters, but this one through the sire:

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This was a 2005 filly, out of

This was a 2005 filly, out of a very old style Dutch mare.
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Dad's no light weight either

Dad's no light weight either though. He needs some powerful muscle to be as athletic as he is.

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Gosh he's very exotic isn't

Gosh he's very exotic isn't he! Lovely colt!

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Thanks for the compliments,

Thanks for the compliments, guys! I will pass them on.

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Updated pics, they say he is

Updated pics, they say he is huge.

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Is he clipped or is he

Is he clipped or is he greying that quickly?

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I plan on keeping on eye on

I plan on keeping on eye on this boy. I hope you continue to post updates.

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As long as they keep sending

As long as they keep sending them, I will post! He is not clipped, just graying that quickly.

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oh he is lovely!

oh he is lovely!

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Very reminiscent of the Arab

Very reminiscent of the Arab types I saw in the Middle East, especially the tribal Arabs...extremely nice!

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