|Windy has proven her worth as a surrogate mom. In 2004, one of our other mares died just three weeks after giving birth.
As we tried several of our seasoned mares to see if any would allow the filly to nurse, Windy kept persistently getting in the way. We never even
considered trying her since she was a first-time mother, but eventually she annoyed us just enough that we decided to try it. It was successful from
the start and Windy kept looking at us as if to say " I told you so" ! Windy and her " twins" did just fine. Brandan (her foal
by David) is a beautiful bay colt. He has presence and plays well with others (after he got over being jealous). Mezza (her adopted
daughter) developed into a well-muscled filly that is turning into an excellent performance horse.