Monday, 27 September 2010

Autumn Foals!

Very limited internet access at the moment so a quick blog with the foals enjoying the last of the sun, the nights are getting cold now and they are laying down winter coats rapidly. At the moment our surfing the net is limited to sitting in the service station car park (... eating Burger King "fluffy" pancakes and trying not to get syrup on the key board) for five minutes to check the emails using a Dongle. Hoping normal service will resume soon (... before I hit twenty stone)

Sunday, 19 September 2010

BWBS Grading

I was photographing at the BWBS Grading held at Rachan Stud today, if I'm honest, I don't think my photos are particularly sparkling, though there are a couple of nice ones. This lad was rather on his toes...

Note the stick, kicked out of the mares handlers hand, flying over her shoulder. It then sailed over the gate behind her and another 15 ft, you couldn't do that if you tried!!

All the other images are here - album one and album two.

Every mare entered, graded (yes, I was rather surprised!) and the fact that all the horses got a rosette made for a very happy atmosphere, the weather stayed mostly dry and it was a great relaxed day. Mind, if I could have brought one animal home I'd probably of bypassed the broodmares and taken "Vadar"!

Saturday, 18 September 2010


I'm a bit late in blogging poor Myrtle who arrived on Tuesday, a young polo pony mare she is here to visit Arrayan, she settled in immediately and we got the timing right when her swab result came back yesterday and she was bang in season. An absolute sweetheart of a mare! She is owned by Luis Ferrarese of Pampeano - "Arguably the finest polo equipment from Argentina; exquisite, genuine leather items for travel, work and good living; striking, beautiful cowhide accessories for the home are brought to you by Pampeano."

Friday, 17 September 2010

Chamfron Caramia.

Just a couple of photos of Caramia today, she is developing more spots up her neck and is really quite dark, almost smokey coloured in places.

Chamfron Cactus Jack

Well Cactus is three months old and I am desperate to get some moving shots of him but he is SO laid back!! I decided to employ the big guns today, Mark with a hunting horn and a big scary octopus kite... As you can see number of photos of fleeing "big trot" foal - NONE, number of photos of slightly bemused foal - well lets just say there was plenty to choose from!!

Chamfron Aguacero.

Aguacero, nearly six months old, so really ready to geld, wean and find a new home for!

Chamfron Wakizashi (Wanda)

Ellie and Wanda, who is nearly four months old.

Mares and Foals

Some group shots of the mares and foals now we are in September, they are all starting to get their winter coats and its certainly getting a little chilly in the mornings now!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Appaloosa Calendar 2011

This years Appaloosa Calendar includes Chamfron Soutra Brae and Lizzie of Larchmont as well as a photo I took of Karina Bowlby's spotted Argentine mare "Pintada". Directions of how to order a copy should be visable if you click on the image below.

Herd move.

Brian came and took the haylage bales off the field yesterday, cue the horses looking very longingly over the fence!! This is a nice field for the Autumn with a running stream, a bank of trees and a nice sheltered valley. Once the grass has died off out there they will come in nearer the house for winter.