Foaling season is here
SPRING sees a crowd of young creatures appearing in paddocks around the Coffs Coast but foaling season is something extra special.
On farms everywhere, bandy-legged horses are springing forth.
On Foxridge Farm at Coramba, Lisa Smith has welcomed her first foal of the season, a purebred Arab colt by Arab stallion EKS Bey Al Gazal out of a mare she bred herself at the farm, Passionate Kisses.
“He is a frozen semen baby,” Mrs Smith said. “His sire was the US Reserve National Champion.
“EKS Bey Al Gazal is owned by Western Australian interests but stands in America. He is a tall, elegant stallion, more the modern type of Arabian – the ultimate show horse.
“The little bloke is cute but he is also a very nice colt and he is going to be a dark bay like his father. I am very happy with him.”
The Arab breeder said her plans for the new addition ‘depends on who you talk to – me or my husband’ but she hoped to show him next year. Although the colt is still officially nameless, he has been nicknamed Soda Pop, because his dam’s stable name is Passion Pop.