On February 9, 2015, the latest addition to Bliss Stable arrived!
We are thrilled to introduce you to the beautiful Munnings - Irishtocat, by Tomorrow's Cat filly born early in the morning of February 9. Unlike many of the big-blazed, chestnut Munnings foals we've seen, this filly has the familiar Irish Actress star and lovely dark brown or bay coloring of her mama and grand-dam. We were fortunate to have "baby-Doc" Sue there along with Cheryl and Michael to ensure safe entry into the world - so thanks and congratulations to them on a job well done. Despite reports that the often high-strung Irishtocat is very protective of the lovely miss, we found on our visit that she has adopted to this new role of motherhood without any missteps and is doing an outstanding job as our little filly adjusts to the frigid world she has so recently entered. While consuming more than 5 pounds of carrots as a distraction, Irishtocat allowed us to take some photos of her little girl as the filly energetically bounded and leapt around the stall -- she sure is full of vim and vinegar and we couldn't be more pleased with her. With a kind eye, a lovely head, good bone and nicely balanced body, the filly is our latest prettiest, smartest, fastest, horse ever.
Take a look at this beautiful filly:
Irishtocat along with a few other new mothers and their foals will make the trek to Kentucky in a few weeks for their upcoming dates with some Kentucky studs. We will have additional photos if the weather ever warms up to show you some of the other beautiful babies on Michael and Cheryl's farm. In the meantime, indulge me and enjoy two more photos of the little cutie-pie:
Our YET TO BE NAMED 2 year old Posse filly is doing quite well at In Front training (finally a name will be decided upon by the partners -- votes due by Monday!). Last week, the 2 year old began a planned break in her training and will be given about 4 weeks total to rest and regroup after the rigors of her initial breaking and training. Mike at In Front likes to get them used to being under saddle, begin teaching them the ropes as far as daily works, baths, etc. and then give then stop on them to allow their growing bodies to adjust to the demands of that initial training with a short rest. He'll start again on her after a month of this break and if she stays sound and progresses without injury he will slowly work up to adding speed into her work routine -- this is a process that varies from trainer/training center to trainer/training center, but they all have methods intended to develop a horse to her fullest potential. We look forward to hearing more once she gets going again -- in the interim, if any of the partners would like to visit her, please let me know. The two groups who have made the trip so far were treated to Mike's insights and expertise as well as the fun of directly laying their eyes on our beautiful filly.
With the frigid cold this weekend, I hope you and yours stay warm and safe!
Have a great week,