Barn Cam

Barn Cam

Welcome to the Barn Cam!

Welcome to the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch foaling cam! This barn cam will be active during our 2020 foaling season. This year we have three pregnant mares. The first, Pali, is due to foal on April 28th. Rosie is due May 16th and Julie is due May 24th.  The cam will run throughout our foaling season.

The Spring of 2019 we had 2 mares due to foal. We were pleased to welcome two fillies to the ranch; a palomino and a buckskin who we named Bobbin and Button.

In the Spring of 2018, we had 5 mares in foal. All foaled out without mishap. We had two maiden mares in that bunch so we were happy that they took right to motherhood.  Our five 2018 foals are healthy and growing like weeds!

We had just one foal in the spring of 2017. Friday gave birth to a beautiful black with blanket and spots stud colt. “Ned” as we call him around the barn, is a very friendly and curious little guy with lots of personality. Guests enjoy our dinners around the campfire when Ned comes out on the lawn and joins us for dinner eating grass alongside the picnic tables.

All four of our 2016 expecting mares foaled successfully and our four foals are growing up happy and healthy.


Feel free to comment or ask questions in the discussion box.

  • Cheryl Spoehr
    Posted at 05:53h, 18 May Reply

    Congratulations to Pali!!

  • Janice Schoonover
    Posted at 01:53h, 18 May Reply

    IT’S A GIRL!!! She was born right at midnight and seems to be doing great.

    • Sally Heit
      Posted at 11:26h, 18 May Reply

      Oh man! I missed it! Congratulations! I’ve been watching all weekend and of course she sneaks it in. Can’t wait to see her!

  • Sally Heit
    Posted at 00:06h, 17 May Reply

    I was watching Pali up until about midnight when she turned toward the stall and walked in with her tail raised. Hoping all goes well!

  • Kari Peterson
    Posted at 11:37h, 14 May Reply

    Any updates on Pali? The kids and I have been anxiously checking the camera ever since we left the ranch on Sunday!

  • Janice Schoonover
    Posted at 13:30h, 11 May Reply

    We have been watching and waiting for Pali to foal. She is several days past due at this time and Rosie is due this Saturday. Hopefully, we have some camera action soon.

    • Barbara Parker Fox
      Posted at 10:25h, 13 May Reply

      Hi Janice & Danielle: I’ve been watching Pali in anticipation of the new foal. Any imminent signs that she’s ready?? She’s sure looks quite large and the foal is very low in the belly. Hoping for a successful birth!

  • Kaitlyn
    Posted at 22:42h, 21 May Reply

    I can’t believe it- I follow y’all on Instagram and just saw your post about the live cam link, I followed it here and guess what!!!! I clicked on just in time to watch her foal ? Thanks so much! The baby’s an adorable wiggly one ♥️ And I hope all goes well!!!!

  • Linda
    Posted at 04:10h, 13 May Reply

    What a nice site this morning. Happy day! I missed it again but enjoyed watching Juile get ready.

  • Linda
    Posted at 04:12h, 09 May Reply

    Congratulations! What time was the baby born? Looks like I must missed it. It’s 6am here.

    • Janice
      Posted at 11:22h, 09 May Reply

      Baby was born around 3:00. It went pretty fast. Next in the foaling pen is Julie one of our draft mares. Her due date was yesterday, so it could be anytime. We will move her sometime this afternoon.

      • Linda
        Posted at 18:57h, 09 May Reply

        Thanks, I’ll be watching.

      • Linda Stewart
        Posted at 18:34h, 10 May Reply

        Julie had me excited this morning when I got up – she was lying down, thought something was going to happen. Maybe tonight. Probably while I’m sleeping. LOL

      • geri grasvik
        Posted at 11:59h, 16 May Reply

        Are we close? Or dd I miss i?

  • Linda Stewart
    Posted at 10:32h, 04 May Reply

    Who is in the pen today?

  • Linda Stewart
    Posted at 06:27h, 03 May Reply

    What is that white thing on the ground? It looks like a dead chicken.

    • Linda Stewart
      Posted at 06:28h, 03 May Reply

      Or did she have her foal?

      • Linda Stewart
        Posted at 06:54h, 03 May Reply

        Ohhh, I see the baby now in the corner of the screen. 🙂

    • Janice
      Posted at 08:02h, 03 May Reply

      It was probably the afterbirth.

      • Linda Stewart
        Posted at 10:32h, 04 May Reply

        Yes, I finally figured it out. Lol I am enjoying this Barn Cam.

  • Fuek
    Posted at 09:01h, 02 May Reply

    Wow this is the latest technology on the cam. I realy want this type of cam. This barn cam is so good. We can say the future is so nice for the cam facility. NIce post also I must say.

  • Janice Schoonover
    Posted at 00:41h, 01 May Reply

    We have a little filly born at 11:25 April 30th. We can’t wait to watch her grow.

    • Linda Stewart
      Posted at 06:59h, 01 May Reply

      Yay, she is so cute. I see you Janice!! It’s 9am my time. I’m at work watching. 🙂

      • Linda Stewart
        Posted at 07:37h, 01 May Reply

        That baby is tired.

    • Sally A Heit
      Posted at 19:07h, 01 May Reply

      Oh wow! how fun! Sorry I missed it. Can’t wait to see a picture of her!

  • Janice
    Posted at 13:24h, 28 April Reply

    Pali is at 341 days gestation today. Most mares foal from 330 – 345 days. I really thought we were going to do it last night, so maybe tonight.

    • Linda Stewart
      Posted at 14:19h, 30 April Reply

      Is she the light colored one in the front pen?

      • Janice Schoonover
        Posted at 21:39h, 30 April Reply

        yes Linda she is.

  • Danielle Otis
    Posted at 15:32h, 05 July Reply

    All of our mares have foaled for the 2016 year. We have 3 colts and 1 filly who are happy, healthy and growing like weeds!

  • Janice Schoonover
    Posted at 19:47h, 08 June Reply

    Friday delivered a super cute stud colt Tuesday afternoon.

    • Sherri Gittel
      Posted at 11:52h, 30 September Reply

      Your 4 babies are getting big! So adorable and healthy! Miss you all and am looking forward to East Side Quilt Retreat 2017!!
      Sherri Gittel

  • Janice Schoonover
    Posted at 21:30h, 05 June Reply

    You may have noticed a change in horses in the pen. We are now expecting Friday to foal in a few days.

    • Sherri Gittel
      Posted at 14:22h, 06 June Reply

      Where do all the new mamas and their foals go after they leave the foaling pen? Is there a nursery pasture?

      • Janice Schoonover
        Posted at 22:09h, 06 June Reply

        Right now Julie and Spidarman are at the breeder. The other two mares and foals are out in the pasture. Check out our facebook page (Western Pleasure Guest Ranch) for a super cute video of Wonder Women experiencing her first plunge in the water.

  • Amy Schecterson
    Posted at 17:48h, 25 May Reply

    OMG, my sister-in-law, Dyan Graham-Schecterson, sent me the link to Barn Cam. While working from home today, I logged in JUST IN TIME to see the foal being born!!! You were all amazing, right on it too! I saw that you checked the placenta…..and helping baby to his/her feet…..showing him/here where to suckle…and the mare–WHAT A GREAT MAMA!!!! Amy Schecterson LOVES the barn-cam!

  • Eydee McDonald
    Posted at 15:17h, 25 May Reply

    Just a dog getting a midday snack. lol I wonder how many times my dogs visit the corral without my knowledge and try to give me kisses?

  • Janice Schoonover
    Posted at 12:22h, 25 May Reply

    Lady caught us off guard and delivered in broad day light. Thanks to a web cam viewer we rushed to the pen just as Lady was getting up. She delivered a beautiful BIG filly.

  • Annie Houghton
    Posted at 22:05h, 14 May Reply

    Yay, thank you!

  • Danielle Otis
    Posted at 21:18h, 14 May Reply

    Hi Annie,
    still no foal from Lady. The cam had some slight glitches, but should now be up and running again.

  • Annie Houghton
    Posted at 19:36h, 14 May Reply

    Any update on Lady? I keep getting an Error message on the Barn cam.

  • Danielle Otis
    Posted at 11:31h, 04 May Reply

    The new mare in the foaling pen is Lady. She is due to foal the second weekend in May.

  • Annie Houghton
    Posted at 08:46h, 01 May Reply

    Congratulations! He is so cute!!!

  • Ginger McGovern
    Posted at 06:33h, 01 May Reply

    Beautiful baby! Snip and Ranger did amazing! Congratulations on your lil one! What a dandy !

  • Danielle Otis
    Posted at 05:17h, 01 May Reply

    Snips baby arrived at 4:30 am on May 1st!!!

  • Danielle Otis
    Posted at 10:19h, 30 April Reply

    Well Snip is still making us wait. We keep seeing more signs of the closeness of the arrival. Keep watching!

  • Sherri Gittel
    Posted at 14:51h, 29 April Reply

    Snip looks really bothered and restless today. (Friday) Soon I think.:)

    • Janice Schoonover
      Posted at 23:05h, 29 April Reply

      Yes you are right, we are watching her real close tonight.

  • Danielle Otis
    Posted at 17:07h, 27 April Reply

    You may have noticed that there is a new resident in the foaling pen! Snip has now taken up residence in the foaling pen. She is due to foal any day now.

  • Shanee comtois
    Posted at 11:05h, 27 April Reply

    So beautiful. Miss these moments

    • Danielle Otis
      Posted at 15:33h, 27 April Reply

      Miss you too.

  • Kelly Harlicker
    Posted at 07:41h, 26 April Reply

    Congratulations to all! Thanks for sharing.

  • Sherri Gittel
    Posted at 06:24h, 26 April Reply

    Awesome job Julie!! He is soooooo handsome! “Seam Ripper” is a good name. LOL

  • Janice Schoonover
    Posted at 02:11h, 26 April Reply

    We know why she was restless. Finally a beautiful stud colt born at 12:30!

    • Sherri Gittel
      Posted at 11:28h, 26 April Reply

      Were you able to see the birth? Were you there?
      Sherri Gittel, AKA quilter

      • Danielle Otis
        Posted at 09:17h, 27 April Reply

        Hi Sherri,
        Yes we were able to see the birth on the barn cam. although she was facing the camera so it wasn’t the best view. Mom (Janice) was there at the barn with Julie.

  • Annie Houghton
    Posted at 01:46h, 26 April Reply

    Congratulations Julie and WPGR!

  • Janice
    Posted at 00:33h, 26 April Reply

    Julie seems to be really restless this evening.

  • Kelly Harlicker
    Posted at 17:35h, 25 April Reply

    Great picture quality! I don’t see Julie, but I’m sure she’s close by.

  • Sherri Gittel
    Posted at 06:43h, 25 April Reply

    Hey girl! I see you are still tricking us.LOL Our quilters will be watching you from afar. I miss your morning snuggles.
    Sherri Gittel

  • samantha
    Posted at 19:52h, 24 April Reply

    much better!!!!!
    except she is Inside again!!!!! lmao !!

    • Landon Otis
      Posted at 20:57h, 24 April Reply

      Moved it indoor temporarily. Hope that makes Sammy happier 🙂

    • Landon Otis
      Posted at 21:12h, 24 April Reply

      Danielle says I should call you Sami instead of Sammy. I moved the view back outside. Trying to follow her while I’m watching.

  • Danielle Otis
    Posted at 19:29h, 24 April Reply

    We are back up and running with a new camera! We hope you enjoy the better picture and hopefully we will be able to see what Julie is up to at night.

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