Foal Patrol: Arabian Horse Center Welcomes New Family Members


Foal Patrol: Arabian Horse Center Welcomes New Family Members
Ragtime runs with her filly Jazzy.
The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center at Cal Poly Pomona is expecting 10 foals this spring.
Foals Espirit and Jazzy

The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center is celebrating the arrival of three new fillies and a colt this spring, and six more foals are on their way.

Baylee, a bay-colored filly by Queens Reign, was born first on Feb. 12. Next came Dash, a colt, on March 3 by Spring Fortune. On March 12, Jasmine gave birth to Espirit, who will grow to be a black mare. Born on March 23 to Ragtime, Jazzy is the latest foal to arrive.

Afire Charmm and Dainty Danser are expecting their foals any day now.

Each year, the Arabian Horse Center breeds 15 to 20 mares. Through the foal watch program, student volunteers are assigned to the pregnant mares during the 11-month gestation period. Students learn to care for the horses and participate in the foaling process. The students also name the newborn. Esprit, which means “spirit” in French, was named by a community member who won the opportunity to watch the foaling process and name a foal. This year, the Arabian Horse Center will again offer the foaling experience and naming rights at the Southern California Tasting & Auction on May 3 at Cal Poly Pomona. More information is available at www.polytaste.com.