Monday, 30 June 2014

Foals on the move

After a long day snoozing in the sun the foals like a charge around just as the light goes, ignoring my cries of "slow down, you'll be blurry!"


Cactus is now working in the big field and Kitty has graduated to the paddock!

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Show Results

Rebecca Crump had Chamfron By Dand at Alyth show today and won the ridden "any other breed" and the Championship in that section.

Kayreen Jones was third in the three year old sports horse class at Haddington show with Chamfron Angel Dust, qualifying for the SSH final at SNEC.

Great to see some many of the youngsters getting out and about and doing well this year.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Foalie update

The foals are all doing well, though the roans do a good line in moth-eaten as they shed out their foal coats.  They are starting to pack and play fight and Mojito has developed a new hobby of proudly sourcing and bringing me sticks.

New Arrivals

Unexpected cuteness on the muck heap this morning.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Two Horse Tack

Lucia and Cactus have had the honour of testing Mark's new Two Horse Tack bridle for the horses that come in for breaking and schooling.  We were in desperate need of a new bridle (I may have lightly trashed one falling off Pampita) and we were keen to get back to a synthetic one as they do get used and abused here.  With horses coming in from other yards a bridle that can be dunked in a bucket of Hibiscrub is no bad idea.  

So, being the shrinking wall flowers that we are we decided to go for purple and then we went for the medieval style (similar to the Argentine halters our horses wear) made by Two horse Tack in Kentucky.  First impression is it is a great colour and a lovely pliable Beta BioThane, soft and supple and easy to fit and adjust.  

We decided to go for a standing martingale as at present they only offer a running or standing option and we prefer a bib martingale for our breakers, the standing martingale being more use on the ponies in for polo schooling.  It seems to be a good size easily adjusting from the long neck of Cactus to the chunkier neck of Lucia.

Even taking into account customs charges the bridles are excellent value and as soon as I've mucked out the dumping ground that our tack room has become we will be back to buy a couple more.  If anyone else is interested its worth checking out Two Horse Tack's website as they do run contests, giveaways and discount codes on a regular basis.  They do a full range of English and Western tack, in more subtle colours and even less subtle colours depending on your taste.

I had to laugh at Lucia truly embracing her war horse mentality.  As she cantered towards me for a head on galloping shot, I thought "wow she looks close through this zoom lens" then Mark shouted "Mooooove!!"

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Another positive scan...

... still plodding on very very slowly here.  Oor Eagle Eye Cherry scanned in foal to Arrayan Numa due the 10th of May 2015, a new cross for us.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Royal Highland Show

Great to see Chamfron Kukri in the five year old sports horse class at the Highland Show today, where he looked fantastically smart and well behaved as always.

I entered the photography for the first time and got third... I'm chuffed!!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Breaking and Schooling Update

Kitty is now working in the outside pen in walk, trot and canter though the arrival of the big scary black bales caused a little excitement.  

Phoenix is sat on and walking round his box happily, he also appreciates a good itch.


Young ones starting to come the feeder now, peanut consumption through the roof!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Chamfron Cactus Jack - 4 years old

Going nicely on another glorious sunny evening.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

The World Cup

Obviously as Scots we have no opinion on tonights football but Arrayan is pure bred Uruguayan Criollo and has nailed his colours firmly to the mast, well, his stable door.  I am a little concerned he is starting his session so early, he'll be legless by the time the match starts...

Wednesday, 18 June 2014