By Ronald Knaack
The morning of April 15th, 2016, I received the call and started driving!
My first Marchador foal was waiting for me. I had leased a Marchador mare, Whispering Pines Lareina, from Connie DeCamp of Westcliffe, CO and bred her using imported frozen semen to Talisma Kafe. I am a lover of pinto coloring, so of course, my hope was for a pinto baby. But, first and foremost was that the foal be born healthy.
My wish for healthy was granted and my wish for color was granted, but a palomino filly and not a pinto. Cute, friendly and confident, we nicknamed her Buttercup.
This is Talisma Kafe's first filly born in North America and I am a happy man and a new Marchador breeder. I own 2 other Marchador mares and am looking forward to seeing more foals in 2017! I am living the dream.
Here are more photos of Buttercup and Lareina - first time out in the snow!