22/03/11 workdays in spring

Springtime means there are never enough workhours on a thoroughbred farm like SCHLOSSGUT ITLINGEN. Beside the normal daily work, we have to watch the foalings - currently are FOUR ROSES (in foal to MONTJEU) and KALAHARI DANCER (in foal to DUKE OF MARMALDE) under observation - and the current fine conditions have to be used to do the final work on the pastures.


We can control 14 of the boxes for mares with cameras - 4 at the same time. So that everybody can do the nightwatch, monitors are in all flats, the office and the main house, so it is quite easy to share the demanding hours. You can look up which mares already have foaled or are due to foal under BREEDING RECORDSAfter harrowing and reseeding, the drying conditions of the spring must be used to aerate and roll the pastures, to maintain the quality sward for the grazing of the horses and afterwards the cows.