The Kiger Mustang
Who has Kiger foals or Kiger crosses due in 2020?
We only have one foal due in April ... Vida x Patron. Can’t wait. She hides her baby belly well 🥰
I’ve got a few breeding goals for the spring but we will keep those a secret until I know if they’re successful! 😁
Those dapples!! 😍
Rancho Bayo is expecting two kiger foals as well as three lusiano/kiger crossbreds spring 2020! Updated mare pictures coming soon 😊
I have kind of a odd question lol Do you guys think having a foal changes your mares personality? My kiger mare is my trail horse. She's brave and calm in most situations and most of all she's Not herd bound. She was born 2009, gathered 2011. I would really like to have a foal from her but not wanting to Jeopardize the riding horse I have. Thoughts?
I know some older rancher wisdom was to breed a maiden mare to tone her down to be a good riding horse. So basically using the foal to “ground” the mare more. I have not seen much change personality wise in my mares other than what’s just attributed to age and social experience. I have not had the experience though of having a riding mare that was a maiden that then had a foal to really give solid input on your question. Emily has had a few and I think Kaitlin with Gem as well.
I haven’t ridden Gem since Lluvia was weaned but I feel that she’s basically the same now as she was before. I felt a personality change (for the better) when she had a foal at side. She was definitely more settled and content, especially about being inside away from her friends, so long as the foal was with her. I expect the oxytocin does that to them. Now that she’s not nursing she’s back to being finicky about being inside.
Team kigers expecting 9, 8 Kigers’s and 1 crossbred. Nova is first, I think it’ll be end of February.
@Jessica Monasdotter Congratulations on such a lovely colt!!!
I need to post photos, but West 12 Ranch Kigers is expecting two foals for this year. The first is Sedona Creek who is in foal to Nito that now lives in Sweden! The second is Zuri who is in foal to Brioso. I think that will make 7 foals total thus far for Brioso if I've done my math correctly.