Sunday, 19 August 2007


Joanna's last Nico foal at Verwood Meadow is one of the first batch of foals specially selected to join WRIDA. To quote from the website:

"The WRIDA (Western Riding for the Independent Disabled Association) Fund has been set up to finance a horse breeding and training programme that will make available to those disabled through traumatic physical injury or illness (like spinal injury), specially trained American Quarter Horses, Paints and Appaloosas, giving them the opportunity to explore the countryside on horseback and even enter ridden competitions because their mounts are so highly trained, that to an onlooker, no disability exists"

Please check out her website -

Gemma's Nico foals from this year are growing up well too - this lad is turning into a very handsom boy!


Another new horse - today we purchased "Pitufa" - a 6yo imported argentinian polo pony... this is the look of a man who is scratching his head and wondering "How did I spend so much on something so little?!!"She plays very very well and hopefully one day I'll get to steal her long enough for a Nico foal!!

Monday, 13 August 2007

Muley would like a word.....

Muley is now a 5yo and has been doing a little bit more work including trips out to our local unaffiliated showjumping center. She would like to answer a few common questions for you....

What is it? "It" is a very pretty mule.

Hows it bred? My father was a donkey, my mother a horse...

Ha ha ha all mules are stubborn. If your mule is stubborn you are not asking it correctly, I'm a go anywhere, do anything kind of mule.

Ha ha all mules kick. Only two types of horse don't kick - the rocking horse and the clothes horse. Personally I've never lifted my legs to anyone, however it is still stupid to stand behind me.

Can I stoke her ears? Yes you may - gently. However they are my ears, I'm attatched to them and I'd prefer it if you did not allow your small child to hang off them.

Can she have foals? Most mules are infertile, so no I will not be joining the broodmare band.

Can she get foot and mouth? Was my mother a cow? - No! Do I look bovine? (Don't answer that) Do I have itty bitty cloven feet.... Would I be out SJ'ing if I could? Right then question answered I think!

P.S they've promised me a "Haulin' Ass" Sticker on the new wagon!!! If you see us out and about at shows come over and say hello - neither of us bites!!

Friday, 10 August 2007

New horse, New photo's!!!

Well we have been quite busy this week - we have aquired a new horse - and what a horse!! A 7 yo Thoroughbred with Manners to burn and a head you could look at all day!!!

He is for sale but will be earning his keep as a whips horse for the D&S Hunt.

Charlotte and Dave came for a visit and Dave kindly took these lovely photo's of Nico.