A Coin Toss

Silver gleams as it flips again and again, whistling through the air until it hits a surface.

Dare I look?

Heads. Tails.

It doesn’t matter.

According to the MSU Equine Reproductive Laboratory, Melody has a 20-50% chance of carrying a foal to term in her current state.

Gambling is for fools.

I can’t fall in love again with a foal who may die the second it begins to live.

I can’t bear the odds.

Tuffs Frosted Image 3 - Copy

I’m fortunate to be working with a wonderful stallion and owner at Autumn Breeze Acres in Howell. They’re online at http://www.autumnbreezeacres.weebly.com.

Tuffs Frosted Image is still our boy.

However, another mare must stand in for Melody.

They’re best friends and rivals.

They love each other and love to tease.

They’re both mine.

Little Honey Bear will be a mommy.

The chances of Honey conceiving are far better than Melody. We’re checking her sometime in the next few days to make sure she’s ready to take the first steps into motherhood.

No coins necessary. The odds are in her favor.

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4 thoughts on “A Coin Toss

  1. Why is she unable to carry a foal? What colour is she? Kind of looks Perlino.. Does she have the lethal white gene? She is beautiful anyway đŸ™‚

    • Melody is the bay horse mentioned in the previous post. Unfortunately, she has endometriosis, which is something that humans can have, too. Endometriosis is an issue where uterine cysts occur and occasionally burst.
      The stallion is the first photo in this post. He’s a classic cream champagne dun, and my other mare is the palomino photo at the bottom.

  2. Jess French

    I’m so glad that the stallion owners are flexible with mares and Honey can take Melody’s place. I’ve been secretly super worried about Melody being bred after being privy to another friend’s painful losses in the foal world. So much can go wrong! And I know how horrible endometriosis is on a human. I lost everything to it! So I was having that feeling of imminent doom. Still, it’s quite the news to wrap my brain around…lil Honey being a mommy. She can be such a loveable stinker. It’ll be like a kid raising a kid! Or should I say a foal raising a foal? lol. I know how much thought goes into having fur-babies. I constantly go should I? Shouldn’t I? I can give a huge list of why not, and it’s all the reasons you are told not to. Then I think how desperately I want a part of my fur-baby with me forever and ever. I want her, or her daughter (or son if I must) always with me. The grandparents of the furbaby want part of their boy with them. Sometimes, we just gotta follow our hearts and our minds just make sure that we are capable of taking care of that dream. Thankfully I have a few more months of making sure I have parents lined up for certain. Oh, and what colors can Honey possibly have??

    • It’ll be like a 19 year old having a baby. Thank goodness she’s maturing quickly. I’d feel terrible asking this of her if she was still too young. Anyone over 4, though, is ok to breed.
      I’m so glad you’re having puppies. (I know your dog is having a litter–but truly, don’t they feel like YOURS?
      Honey can have many different colors.
      6.25% –
      Gold Cream Champagne
      6.25% –
      Gold Cream Champagne Dun
      6.25% –
      Palomino
      6.25% –
      Dunalino
      3.13% –
      Cremello
      3.13% –
      Smoky Grullo
      3.13% –
      Dunskin
      3.13% –
      Gold Champagne
      3.13% –
      Cremello Champagne
      3.13% –
      Classic Cream Champagne Dun
      3.13% –
      Classic Cream Champagne
      3.13% –
      Chestnut
      3.13% –
      Buckskin
      3.13% –
      Amber Cream Champagne Dun
      3.13% –
      Amber Cream Champagne
      3.13% –
      Cremello Champagne Dun
      3.13% –
      Red Dun
      3.13% –
      Smoky Black
      3.13% –
      Gold Champagne Dun
      3.13% –
      Cremello Dun
      1.56% –
      Classic Champagne Dun
      1.56% –
      Amber Champagne Dun
      1.56% –
      Smoky Cream Dun
      1.56% –
      Smoky Cream Champagne Dun
      1.56% –
      Bay
      1.56% –
      Bay Dun
      1.56% –
      Black
      1.56% –
      Smoky Cream Champagne
      1.56% –
      Classic Champagne
      1.56% –
      Perlino Dun
      1.56% –
      Perlino Champagne Dun
      1.56% –
      Perlino Champagne
      1.56% –
      Amber Champagne
      1.56% –
      Perlino
      1.56% –
      Grullo
      1.56% –
      Smoky Cream

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