Saturday, 30 April 2011

Chamfron Westminster two days old.

Chamfron Westminster, otherwise known as Wills, a lovely chunky cheeky lad who is clearly going to keep Bubbles on her toes!

Chamfron Monte Carlo came back yesterday, to be ridden away as Karen has cricked her back. He was walk, trot and cantering in the pen tonight but Mark was dressed like a scruffy road sweeper so no photos until tomorrow! Amy has hatched at least a couple of chicks, ebay specials, they should be Silkies and Polands, looking forward to seeing them out and about.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Foal number three!

Chestnut colt with four white socks and a lacy blanket born at 4am to the private driving Welsh cob mare St Helen's Regency Bubbles and by Exbury Ghost. Will obviously need a Royal wedding related name!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Mimosa and Mirador!

Roan cuteness!

Chamfron Mimosa - 10 hours old.

Chestnut roan filly born at 12.15am out of La Reine de Rome (Bridget) by our Criollo stallion Arrayan Numa.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Poppy Foals!

Carol McLeans pony mare, Poppy, foaled down a lovely palomino blanket spot colt this morning by Exbury Ghost.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Chamfron Kukri at 22 months.

He is sporting the iron grey look this season! Photos thanks to Gemma.

Chamfron Caramia at ten months.

Caramia having her first bath in the sunshine as she is rather keen on a good roll! Photos thanks to Jeanette and Karen.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Chamfron Aguacero and Viscacha.

Aguacero is now 13 months old and Viscacha is 22 months old a fantastic matched pair! Photos thanks to Jo.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Double Yoker!

The chooks are working overtime for Easter!

Chamfron Mirador - Five days old!

Please excuse the sparklingly white legs, they don't see a lot of sun in Dumfriesshire!! Arrayan's colt foals are normally quite aloof until they get to know you, not this one, he is extremely friendly and loves scratches and attention.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Three days old...

... and enjoying the glorious sunshine!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

First foal of 2011.

Erica foals down a bay roan colt in the field this morning, I have no objection to them foaling in daytime, I just wish we could discuss it first so I don't spend all night up checking them!!

Saturday, 16 April 2011


Remember Dorey? Photos of her taken today back with her original owner Cat, winning the yard dressage and placing in the jumping. We had Dorey here a few years ago because she had managed to get herself a reputation from hell and a bullet with her name on it. After a mercy dash with the wagon and a long spell here in the field remembering how to be a horse she went to Fiona at Puddledub stud and was put in foal to Bollin Terry. Fiona then wanted to move a few broodmares on so I put her and Cat back in touch and Dorey went home, a reformed character (and eventually plus one bay filly!) Cat sent me a lovely message this week that had me sniffling, basically saying thanks for saving my horse...

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Chamfron Monte Carlo - 34 Months old.

Monte now backed and hacking out quietly, photos thanks to Karen and Marty.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Quest Ghostly Dixie

Four year old few spot filly by Exbury Ghost out of Fenjay Royal Spirit bred by Verwood Meadow, photos thanks to Extraordinary Equines who now own her.

Apparently I have cooties....

I love my Muckboots, they look pretty awful but I adore having warm feet, as a trade off its one I think is more than fair. I'm on about my fourth pair and highly recommend them to friends. So I was more than a little disappointed that my latest pair split along the heel within three months of wear. So back to the Dumfries Tarff Valley agricultural suppliers they go, a 55 mile round trip.

Well how grotty was I made to feel as the member of staff said "we can't take them back you will need to clean them" I may add they were not hanging with horse shit and had been run under the tap but you know they'd been worn and well, worn on a farm (shock horror!) When I questioned this I was told "they are a bio hazard" (seriously) I questioned exactly how washing them would make them less of a bio hazard and got "well at least they would look clean" (she gave me a firm look up and down at that point, making me feel like I hadn't bathed in a week.)

OK I said "do you have a tap?" "Only in the kitchen" - seriously, not so much as a stand pipe to water the plants...?! So to conclude, Tarff valley in Dumfries will not take back faulty boots unless they are immaculate incase they catch something off you! If I had taken them back clean they would have sent them off and I would probably have got a refund.

Right back in the car go the wellies, I vow never to shop in their shitty store again (well unless I can cover myself in slurry first, then I'll just hang about in the cafe.) I'm already writting my green pen letter to Tarff and Muck boots head office in my head and its going to be mean.

Impulse decision, we will go to Tarff Valley in Longtown, the manager, who is cheery, friendly and helpful immediately replaces the muck boots with a new pair, if I don't like the colours she has in stock she will order me some in for tomorrow. She gives me a new receipt incase anything goes wrong with this pair, she offers me the old pair back, she doesn't look horrified that the originals have seen combat, in fact she even touched them without keeling over.... My happiness is restored, my feet will be dry, all is well.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Chamfron Soutra Brae at 22 Months.

Su? Is that you? My, how you've grown!

Photos (and caption) with thanks to Claire!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011