Wills loaded and travelled perfectly and is now safely in his new home with Rory Nicoll. He joins Chamfron Rufina, who is owned by Rory's wife Lisa, and will be broken to ride and drive. Really looking forward to seeing him in harness.
Thursday, 30 May 2013
All happening now, the broody chook has eleven chicks and I think they are probably sired by McFlurry so looking forward to seeing how they shape up. Chamfron Westminster had his feet trimmed and a bath ready to leave tomorrow. David also had time to trim Kahlua and Deja Vu's feet and as the sun had come out and Kevin was on hand to grab one we turned them out for the summer with "Auntie Stela" - no time to brush Kahlua so if she could please roll copiously before any one sees her it would be appreciated!! The foals mostly kicked back and enjoyed the afternoon heat.
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Busy few hours, Gordian Knot (Tammy) foaled down a bay filly by our Criollo stallion Arrayan Numa at 1.30am, a full sister to Viscacha and very similar. Followed by our sports horse mare Sue Ellen foaling down a blue roan colt, also by Arrayan at 5am. He has been named Chamfron Toledo and my gut feeling is he is also grey like his dam, lovely big bold foal.
Scanned four mares for 2014, La Reine de Rome is due to Arrayan Numa on the 6th of April. Oor Eagle Eye Cherry in foal to Exbury Ghost due on the 13th of April and our imported Criollo mare Fatima is due to Arrayan Numa on the 17th of April. Lady Erica also scanned in foal but had twinned again and we made the decision to inject her and start over.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Monday, 27 May 2013
Friday, 24 May 2013
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
A few days warmth has certainly greened up the fields, the back field isn't exactly lush but there is a bite to be had in the valley. It was glorious down there today, full of butterflies and the dogs had a good paddle in the stream. Sheila fell in, she is outstandingly uncoordinated for a cattle dog. Moved seven of the horses in to it and the yearlings should follow them later in the week.
Sunday, 19 May 2013
A nice night so a chilli was thrown in the oven, Arrayan tacked up and off we went for a ten mile hack (or in Marks case jog, too keen, too keen). We admired the piggy backing lambs and the bluebells, rattled over the clattery metal cover the water board had left, skirted round the toro, (that one is blurry, I'm not great with cattle!!) made grunting noises at the piggies and came home and stuffed our faces with no guilt!