This week in the featured blog: the foal module. The idea for the Equestrian Journal origiated from this module. It is meant for breeders and foal owners who would like to document the entire process.
Breeders can create a journal per mare, so that way multiple foal modules will be in the journal. This way a cool reference book will be created on the breeding mare and all her foals. Could be a fun way to discover any patterns and to have pictures of the entire pedigree in one journal.
Another option is to fill the foal module to give to the new owner when sellling the foal. This way the new owner gets to see the entire process before the transfer, including pictures of the foal and his mum, how cool is that!
The module contains the following pages:
This way you can find the module easily when there are more modules in the journal.
General information on the mare
On the front side you can enter all the information on the breeding mare. Naturally there will be room for a picture as well as designated areas to name the best parts of your mare and the parts you want to improve.
This page is for the stallion choice. On top of the page, you can brainstorm on stallions who would fit your mare. Bottom provides room for the name and picture of the chosen one. Back of the page is empty, so you can use that to add any additional information regarding the stallion. Results, breeding values, or a picture of his dad. Enough room to be creative!
This page has a check list from insemination date to the birth date. You can check every mile stone and, on the right, there is room for notes. The backside has a check list of things to remember before and after the birth. You can add any additional things that are important to remember regarding your mare and foal.
There is a picture page for every milestone. For the sonogram, belly pictures and most important the picture page for the new born foal. This way you create a visual reference book! On the backside of the new born foal page you can enter the pedigree.
On this page you can brainstorm names for your foal.
4 columns to keep track of your foal’s growth. Frequency of entering data is all up to you. They will grow a lot in the first year, so the frequency of measuring might be higher than in the years to follow.
On this page it is possible to determine a deworming schedule (perhaps in collaboration with your vet). There also is room to enter any results from manure testing. The backside is empty so you can add any information necessary.
Notes pages and empty photo pages
This module also comes with 5 empty pages you can use and fill any way you like, as well as 5 empty photo pages. Perhaps to add pictures of the foals’ grandsires or -dames, or fun pictures of your foal you would like to add to the growing page. Enough room for your creativity.
During the pre-order period until the end of November there is a set available with a discount! For € 17,50 you get the foal module, covers, binding rings, pen holder and a pen as a set.