Looking good having wintered with no rug and no hard feed (and very very little brushing!)
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Monday, 28 March 2016
Sunday, 27 March 2016
Sunday, 20 March 2016
Certainly feels like it today, we have new chicks, lots of activity behind the muck heap and the blossom is coming out on the trees. It's the first time I've picked up the good camera since November and probably the first time I've just sat, not stressed, not over thought, just accepted that what will be will be.
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Chaco headed off bright and early this morning, he has gone to Anne Smith in Ayrshire and will be kept busy hunting and playing a bit of polo. He will love that! No photos of him leaving as it was still dark but a couple of him meeting the rest of the gang and settling in from Anne.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Sunday, 13 March 2016
Saturday, 12 March 2016
Friday, 11 March 2016
A quick spin in the pen for Bridget and Tammy before heading of to the sunny south with Ally. Bridget pulled some shapes and rolled a lot, Tammy who is due to foal in May waddled round slowly and came over for hugs. Mark bought these mares at Doncaster sales as weanlings and they are the best of friends. Kind and easy in every way they deserved the best of homes and they got it, and to stay together... just wonderful!
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Sunday, 6 March 2016
There seems to have been an amazing show of the Northern Lights over Scotland tonight, by the time I went out I think I'd missed the best of it but they were still visible to the naked eye. I should of headed off somewhere more scenic but I was having a moment.
Photos would of been better if I'd thought to wait until the sun came over the trees, it was glorious in the yard! I wonder when the ability to engage your brain returns? I am now nine horses down since Christmas and everything just feels more peaceful and manageable, in the good moments there is even a certain pride that we've made it to March and we are all still standing. Fatty is lean (oh the irony!) Ned looks like a badly stuffed teddy bear, my body is clearly waving the white flag of surrender (chest infection, eczema and even my teeth hurt) and I've been known to creep to my bed before 9pm but we are doing OK...
Saturday, 5 March 2016
Santi has left for his new home to be an endurance horse with Emma Lang. I've been so lucky to sell the mares and foals to such wonderful homes over the last few months, every one that goes makes life a little easier and they've all landed firmly on their feet!