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new filly purchased at Keenland 2013

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This is my new filly…a yearling. She is by INVASOR, horse of the year a few years ago. She has a half sister who made over $200,000.00 and so I have hope for her. She was reasonable because she had some "blemishes" in her x-rays and therefore woundn't be a good prospect for pin hookers. Since I am turning her out for a year to grow and she showed no bone disease, I feel that she should be fine for my kind of training. She is with my friend in his farm which has beautiful grass in the spring. We will break her in Spring, let her grow in the Summer and start with her next Fall. Hurry up and wait…you must have patience in this business.

Filly with locked stifle

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We have the filly trot and gallop up the hill and change leads at a canter when she is well warmed up.

I purchaesd this filly over a year ago. I looked her over at a friends farm. He said the owner ran out of money and she had been broken. She was jogged for me and seemed fine. I took her home and when ridden she was lovely and well mannered.

However, when asked to canter, she was severely "locked" on one side. She would canter fine on one lead and when asked on the other would do a hopping motion and not change into that lead. Yikes!

I was appaled and was ready to give the filly away when Dr. Lose, author of BLESSED ARE THE BROODMARES, came out and suggested a surgery that would cure the problem.

I had it done and it has been a year. She is galloping and starting to use more comfortably both leads. We will see if she is confident enough to change leads and wants to run. I will share her development on the blog.


Training the fillies at the farm

These are the three fillies we will follow. They are between 25 and 27 months old. The are still immature looking. They are like teenagers. So they have been getting taller and starting to fill out. They were all broken and ridden a little early this year and then have been turned out to grow. They are put on the Eurociser about twice a week and jog in both directions about 20 minutes with some equipment. The footing is sandy so I hope that they are starting to "discipline" their muscles to do some work. In September we should start riding them. Our hope is to have them racing before the end of themeet in Tampa Bay Downs.

Of course this all depends on how each one developes. We train when they are right and back off when there are any little setbacks. I will evaluate their conformation and weaknesses soon. We always train to the weakest point of the horse.

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This is Princess

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Princess

This filly has the most balanced body at the moment and seems to have a good mind.She is willing and easy to be around. Her sire is Secret of War…has a few foals…this is his first crop.

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This filly is by City Place. She is the most well bred of the three. She has a half brother who made 140k so on paper she is the most promising. She is the tallest but I would like to see her chest fill out as well as her rear. She may be slower developing and has a tougher personality than the other two. We shall see..

beauty

Beauty is by Indian Ocean. She is aggressive and though she was the smallest of the three, she is now catching up and has the most personality.

This is Beauty

A TWISTED HOCK INJURY

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LOOK AT HOW SMART THIS FILLY IS! SHE PUT NO WEIGHT ON HER HOCK FOR THREE WEEKS AND THEN ONLY ON OCCASION UNTIL SHE WAS SURE IT WAS SAFE!


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Janet delcastillo 2013