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The 2013 Foaling Season Has Begun!

I'm so excited. I've been lucky enough to post about the foaling seasons at Ancient Oaks Sport Horses and MLM Arabians for some years now; and the 2013 season has, once again, begun for both of them! 

Ancient Oaks have been breeding horses since..oh..time immemorial. They have somewhere around 40+ years in the horse business. But time marches on, and they have decided this will be their last breeding season. 

MLM Arabians began breeding in 2008. The two programs have been intertwined ever since MLM Arabians acquired the last breeding stallion Ancient Oaks ever produced, an Arabian named AO Breeze. 

MLM Arabians leased the AO mare, Angelina Wind, to breed to Breeze last year. This was a special event for all parties involved. Prior thread here -  Expecting a Special Foal. Angie was leased back for another foal this year, but this time the sire is an up and coming young stallion named Montana Firenze. 

Angie foaled out a HUGE colt on May 8th. 

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Breeze himself has sired one

Breeze himself has sired one foal this year, for an outside client, out of an Arabian racing mare. The mare is technically a French/Polish cross, in Arabian breeders' slang; her sire was a French stallion, her dam an imported Polish mare. The French lines are somewhat controversial in the world of purebred Arabian breeding, for 2 reasons: their successes on the track have almost completely usurped other bloodlines; and their lack of, what some say, is traditional type. This has led to speculations of impurity. Thus, this cross can be seen as both speculative and interesting, as it would be a test of how much Breeze could stamp "type" on a complete outcross to his old, but more traditional "show" lines. 

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The last Ancient Oaks foal..

The last Ancient Oaks foal...A filly, by the Trakehner stallion, Rosenthal, out of their Oldenburg Verband approved Arabian mare, DF China Doll:

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The AO foal has been named

The AO foal has been named Rachel Arabella, and is unfolding nicely. This should be a very, very good cross:

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Who takes these pictures?

Who takes these pictures?  They are  gorgeous!  The one with the foals reflection and the mate and foal should be in a frame on my wall lol

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The breeder, Deb Morgan,

The breeder, Deb Morgan, takes them. She'll be tickled to hear you like them so well. She has actually been having trouble with the focus, she might need another camera soon. 

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Out of focus, but still a

Out of focus, but still a nice photo:

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Updates on the Breeze colt.

Updates on the Breeze colt. These photos were taken by MLM Arabians:

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Rachel at 3 weeks old: 

Rachel at 3 weeks old: 

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Fantastic photos - lovely

Fantastic photos - lovely foals - focus or not...;)

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The breeders say thank you!

The breeders say thank you!

More current photos of Rachel..

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Another look at the Breeze

Another look at the Breeze colt with his dam. 

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MLM Arabians has other foals

MLM Arabians has other foals on the ground, from other breedings as well. This is a purebred Arabian foal out of their foundation broodmare. These photos were also taken by MLM Arabians:

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Really nice foals!

Really nice foals!

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A black warmblood cross filly

A black warmblood cross filly by MLM's senior stallion, RB Cavalier, out of a Dutch WB mare. 

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