Well its been awhile and I can't even remember what day we are up too!!! I am glad to say that that all of us have come ahead in leaps and bounds. John and Prue took Breakout and Buttons home and the latest news from them is great...Buttons is being taught to lead and Breakout has been haltered and picks her feet up!! Prue and Johns family of fourleggeds is getting larger by the day as they have taken in two more Kaimanawa's from previous musters that weren't working out for owners and then this weekend coming they are collecting another thoroughbred so they have really joined the realms of being totally and utterley horsemad....hee!hee! along with the rest of us!
Rose didn't gel with my horses and so I moved her arrangements around the ponies and foals where she fits in better and is closer to their size(stands the same as Vicky at around 13hh). Vicky is a mean old baggage and picks on her alot but has plenty of room to get away and its working in my favour as she see's me as her savior
Rose is leading off pressure and yeilding full circles left and right and enjoying being patted except for at the poll at which time she swears I'm going to cut her head off but thats ok as I feel confident that we will get there.
The colt foals have come down for a week, they have been feeling marvellous and it has been good to see them racing around and stretching there legs and a laugh watching them play but they decided to break the space rule at hay feeding time, I think they believed they could boss me around especially with those dangly bits pumping testosterone into there bodies so back to the yards they came for some reinforced ground work and a bit of desensitising with the rope which is put over there backs whilst in a trot and removed the second they stop and now all I need to do is put it over there backs and they stop immediately.
Such good Boys! Its hard to stop working with them when they are going well but I have noticed these wildies tire alot quicker than a domestic bred foal so now they realise again that I am the be all and end all I have sent them away to there hillside for a few more weeks. Vicky and Tu are in work now as September is just around the corner, Spring for us here and also the busy time on the farm and also the start of the show season so I have to make sure everyone is good condition and fit. Chinita will be in full work soon as she is my mainstay now and with us using our horses for farm work everyone should be good to go and waving another horrid wet and muddy winter GOODBYE!
I have done something that I thought I wouldn't and have leased out our wee Jack to a lovely little girl up country from us....eek!
From all accounts they are getting on just fine, he's only been gone a week!!
They are a showing family so I think he will be ok, I could have sold him but when push came to shove I couldn't, I reasoned that I would like to have him back in the gig one day but too busy at the moment so better he is still being ridden. You sure know the kids are growing up when there isn't a Section A to be seen anywhere :( Anyway I clipped him out before I took him to his new home so will post some before and afters for you all to giggle at
Hee!Hee! gives a new meaning to being naked