Friday, 31 July 2015


We nipped over to Lower Gelt, near Brampton today to see the Bee-eaters that are nesting there, lovely brightly coloured wee birds who gave a brief but sparkling display - photos perhaps require a bit of squinting and imagination but you can sort of tell what they are of!!

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Wildlife Camera - July

The camera is currently in the barn capturing some great shots of our resident barn owl pair.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Breaking Update - Portia

Managing walk and trot on both reins on day four with us.

Chamfron Colada - 14 months old

Not entirely sure about sharing her Jolyball and posing with her big (half) brother Chamfron Kukri.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Breaking Update - Portia

Portia the future polo pony arrived yesterday and was sat on with no problems tonight.

And in Chamfron news today... Chamfron Kukri and Gemma had a double clear on their very first British Eventing outing.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Chukkas at Stewarton

We went to Karina's today with an empty trailer so we could pick up our latest pony for breaking, Portia.  Karina lent Mark Fab who cantered up the field, cantered down the field then neatly removed a shoe and was replaced by Centurion.  Lets hope Portia was watching carefully as she is destined to be a polo pony, she seems a sensible soul so far.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Red Sky at Night

Hoping for another sunny day tomorrow!

Breaking and Schooling Update

Elley went out her first hack, Syd had a wee change of jockey, Fred had a walk and trot in the paddock and Kitty is upgraded to polo tack but downgraded back into the pen due to a lost front shoe.

Mares and Foals - July

Santiago is getting more independent and Ombu is ridiculously photogenic at the moment and knows it! 

Monday, 20 July 2015

More Scans...

Gordian Knot and our new high goal polo pony Morena are both scanned in foal to Arrayan Numa and due on the 29th of May 2016.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Breaking update - Fred and Elley

Fred had his first spin out in the pen and Elley is now cantering, both were keeping a beady eye on the winter's haylage which was delivered yesterday.  It's just a shame the weather feels so autumnal already!

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Chamfron Colada - First outing

Colada was second in a strong class of nine at St Boswells show today (in hand yearling hunter).  Beautifully turned out by Gemma and looking very well indeed.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Future polo ponies

Chamfron Bombero and Chamfron Milano looking fantastic, thanks to Caroline for the photo.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

A productive day...

Kitty had her first jump, Fred was sat on and lots of foals were hugged!

Tuesday, 14 July 2015


The next horse for breaking has arrived, the lovely Fred (Mannog Zips Candy Man).  He has settled in no bother, watched all the comings and goings (thought, eeek, that looks tiring), had a bed time snout kiss and is ready to start work tomorrow.  Nice to have some Appaloosa chubby cheeks in Nico's box again.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Just sitting around...

... waiting for sunshine!

Chamfron Kukri - Pallinsburn

Gemma and Chamfron Kukri flying round the Pallinsburn 90cm course yesterday, photo with thanks to DLT photography.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Breaking Update - Elley

Elley had her first spin in the outside pen today and then strolled back to her stable quietly (day five).