Monday, January 26, 2015
We have had an especially satisfying shipment of horses to Saudi Arabia this weekend because the delivery of the horses signified coming full circle in two different ways. Not everyone knows that we offer services above and beyond those of an ordinary quarantine station. Let me tell you about this weekend's delivery. About six weeks ago one of our clients in Saudi Arabia who imports Thoroughbred horses for racing asked us to attend a sale in another state and evaluate some horses for him. Terry's lifetime of horsemanship (breeding, training and showing) and his formal equine sciences studies at Cal Poly University have given him the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to perform this service for our clients. We went to the sale, assessed the horses, sent him photos and detailed information about each one. We then attended the sale and bid on the horses for him. He purchased five beautiful, well-bred mares. We had taken our six horse trailer with us to the sale, so we personally loaded them up and hauled them back to EZ 2 Spot Ranch. We then took care of the quarantine and shipping and have now delivered his mares to him. It was such a privilege to help this client all the way through the process, from purchase to delivery. The sixth horse in this weekend's shipment was a colt who was born here at EZ 2 Spot Ranch. We have cared for his owner's Arabian mare here for the past five years, arranging everything from breeding contracts, shipping of semen, insemination of the mare, care for her throughout her pregnancy and providing foaling services, which includes imprint training and veterinary checkup after the birth. This year is a little different in that our client has been so happy with the foals that he decided to do embryo transfers. We arranged the breeding, took the mare to the breeding facility and oversaw the process on our client's behalf. Now the recipient mares are at EZ 2 Spot Ranch and we will provide foaling and imprint training services for the 2015 foal crop. And it is time to start the process again for 2016 babies. So delivering the colt was a great feeling of having come full circle again for this client. We love being able to help our clients and their horses in whatever they need, from choosing and purchasing horses and processing registration papers to breeding, board, foaling, imprint training or exercise and grooming. Just let us know what we can do for you! Be sure to visit our website at www.ez2spotranch.com and contact us when you have a question or a special need. We are here to provide service for you and your equine! And always remember - experience matters. We have been in the equine export business for more than 10 years and in the horse world for a lifetime. Put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Happy New Year to you all from all of us here at EZ 2 Spot Ranch. The weather is beautiful right now - warm and sunny - and we are looking forward to an exciting new year of shipping horses all over the world. We are currently gathering horses for our next shipments to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, India and the EU. Limited spaces are available in each group, so let us us know if you can use one and we will reserve it for you. You can fill out the contact form on our website, www.ez2spotranch.com, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, PM us on Facebook or give us a call at + 001 210 861 0269. We look forward to hearing from you. We are very happy to report that the situation with vesicular stomatitis was over here in Texas in October and restrictions on horses from Texas have been lifted almost everywhere. We are now shipping freely from Texas into the UAE and Kuwait and will be able to start new quarantine groups for Saudi Arabia here at our own facility starting in early March. Meanwhile, we are using an excellent veterinary facility out of state for our Saudi shipments. They do an amazing job of taking care of the horses and we have greatly appreciated our relationship with them! At this time of year we get a lot of inquiries about shipping pregnant mares. That is wonderful and we enjoy helping our clients with their 2-in-1 packages. Just be aware of the breeding dates and don't wait too long. Pregnant mares should not fly when they are more than 270 days past their last breeding date. If they are too far along to fly, we will be happy to provide foaling services for you here at the ranch and then fly the mare and baby together. Please contact us and let us know if you have any questions. And again, wishing each of you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!