Dorado Andaluz

Breeding

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Our mares are carefully monitered during pregnancy, ensuring proper vaccinations and nutrition. About a month before the expected foaling period mares come into the barn at night. They have large, safe, clean foaling stalls monitered by camera. Physical checks happen every night, sometimes several times a night. Mares are always attended for foaling. Handling of the foals begins immediately. At twelve hours old all foals are tested for passive immunity transfer from their dam's colostrum with an IgG test. Foals have early hoof trimming to ensure proper growth of the legs. Our mares and foals spend most of their time in pasture in appropriate herds, ensuring the good development of muscle, skeletal system and social skills needed to mature well. Foals are typically weaned at four to six months of age, each according to the needs of the mare and the foal. All foals are inscribed into the Spanish Studbook managed by ANCCE. This includes a DNA profile to confirm lineage and a microchip implanted. They are freeze branded with our farm brand. Handling of the foals happens on a regular basis ensuring a young horse well prepared to go into the world.