Thursday, 31 July 2014

Chamfron Snow Goose - Three years old

Another photo from Stranraer Agricultural show yesterday, with kind permission of Dan Baillie -

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Chamfron Snow Goose - Show Results

Angel owned by Chantelle Allanson, winner of the youngstock class, third in a strong in hand coloured class and Reserve Supreme Champion at Stranraer today.  Well Done!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Chamfron Kukri - 5 years old

Two fantastic photos of Gemma Hope and Chamfron Kukri at recent events, photos with kind permission of Sinclair Photography.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Feral Horses?

Had a wee go at stick and balling Arrayan today, mostly we canter around and he kicks it about twice as often as I hit it.  We were buzzed by a Mustang but didn't quite get the angle right to get a photo of the two "feral" horses together!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Chamfron Paloma - Horse Agility

Super photos of Paloma (and Alison and Blue) with thanks to Ros Jones for these shots.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Penrith Show

Possibly not going to be rushing back to this one...!!  Didn't start well when the volunteer on the gate was shouty and mean for no good reason, the next couple of helpers were cheery but at a complete loss... the wagon park was full and wagons were still coming in, in droves.  They parked us on the side of the track, this was probably a huge positive as there were wagons down the bottom that weren't getting out this side of Tuesday.  Arrayan had spread a shoe but the show farrier, Will, was grand and soon popped it back on.

We never found a warm up, the horse walk was pushchair and sunbather central, the class was over an hour late and it was scorching.  Just when everyone was wilting with heat stroke the main ring entertainment let of some gun shots to wake them up again.  

Ended the day with a third and a rather rosy tan!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Not touching that pole...

Great photo of the 5yo Chamfron Kukri taken by Jane Currie at the Border Union today.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Busy, busy, busy

Quick practise with the South American tack before Saturday, rawhide tack does not approve of the (normal) climate of the West Coast of Scotland, however we are polishing our halo that we have remembered this with a few days to spare and are slathering it in rawhide cream (which looks just like lard... and probably is!)  You can't see in the photo but there were clouds of white butterflies cantering round with Arrayan.

Max is now pootling round the indoor pen, Tilley has been sat on (she has been more worried by the girth so is a few days behind him).  Just as Mark swung up on to her Max grabbed the Jollyball in the pen, cantered across and threw it at the cage walls with a satisfying clang.  If he could of thrown a t-shirt over his head and run round shouting "he shoots, he scores" he would of.  I tried to get him to pose with the Jollyball after for a photo but he looked down his nose at me, muttered "dirty, dirty" and refused to have anything to do with it.

Phoenix has been introduced to a polo stick and is reasonably happy with it, a little more worried by a moving ball to start with.

Just heard from Edmund Edge that Chamfron Morello had his first outing today and was second in a strong coloured class at Launceston Show.

And the front field!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The back field

Pampita had a spin up to the vets to have her near fore x-rayed, she offered to keep watch while Mark raided Callum's drug cabinet.  Her herd in the back field is enjoying this glorious summer and are all plump and shiny.  Mark is still topping (damn you, five foot topper...)

Still Toastie!

Phoenix, week six of breaking, cantering in the pen and trotting in the paddock but most importantly starting to look and act a much happier horse.

By second lot the sun was baking, tops were coming off and regular supplies of ice poles were being issued!