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 that's 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
Hi all, Wow I can't believe it has been almost 5 months since I last entered in the forum journal, (although I have been here in soul if not just lurking!!). Perhaps it was writers block or more to the point, just been blimmin busy with the farm and of course its summer here and we are in full swing showing. A wee break right now over christmas break...whew! All my four legged babes are doin fine albeit a few hiccups along the way, horsey and human alike and I will attempt a wee catch up over the next few days while all is quiet. But for now I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday/christmas and are all looking forward to another new year full of new beginnings.
Wow!!! I know that I promised a catch up earlier and only know I am living up to the deal. Well since I ended with Jack I will start with him. Jack is loving his new home and his wee rider loves him and as the lease period is nearing an end they have asked to purchase him from us and we as a family have agreed. We know that he is having a great time and as all recent piccies include his rider, you all will just have to take my word that the Champion ribbons are mounting higher and higher. Jack is a wonderful little fella who has never had a hand lifted at him and never a malicious word spoken to him and the fact that he is and god speed he will always have a little girl or boy who loves him implicitly will forever and a day insure a happy life and as usual being the control freak that I am I have also sold with him a first refusal clause so that I always know where he is. We as "the superior race owe it to our equine peers" to insure there safety always.
OK so this must bring me to Miss Lucy!
Who is this you ask??? Well I first spotted Lucy on the net, being advertised as "A mad and unsuitable for children mount that stood at 12hh and also a Palouse mare!" Well this ad just dangled the lolly in front of my face lol! She was malnourished and was being ridden in a home made standing martingale coupled with a shank bit!!! "thinks to self...Grrrr!" Anyway needless to say I brought her sight unseen. I havn't regetted it yet as it turns out that all she needed was a jolly good feed and some kind ridng and Jordy has been taking Lucy to Pony club and has entered in teams games events and juniour dressage and by all acounts had a marvellous time. Lucy has been turned out just this week for a well earned midsummer break. All we have done is apologise for the wrongs done to her and am glad to report that my child only ever rode Lucy in a simple snaffle with no martingale whatsoever. We are so impressed with her that we are watching her heats very carefully as we plan to breed from her.
Missy is a big TB mare that belonged to a very good freind of mine who lives about 2hrs drive from me and I have found space for her to come and live out her last days with us her at Glenhyde. She is a 16hh dark bay with a gentle way about her with kind eye's. She is very easy to care for but does require extra feeding. I have found her a joy to have around and she offers me a regular moment to contemplate this crazy world that I know as I grow older so does my loath for it, I find peace and generosity in these moments and I look forward to a moment to steal with her. She is in joint conjunction with Sweetie as my Oracles and they both welcome my ramblings and philosphies on how to make the world less hateful....or maybe they just look forward to the bucketts of good food I bring?? who knows and who cares, the peace and total self belonging I feel in the company of these ladies is just awesome.