Saturday, 29 September 2018

Not a...

Finally got round to putting the plate on Smurf, as seen through the ears of the "not a Criollo"!  

Easily trained...

Chamfron Santiago got his new humans trained up pretty quickly!!

Friday, 21 September 2018

Who turned the lights off?

So Spidey, shall we speed up?  You see I have no coat!

Hmmm funny you should mention that actually, I too have no coat, what was it you said "New Forest... bit tubby... needs to shiver some weight off..."?

However with the promise of a pony nut we dashed home (you can see by the last photo "Happy Ears" were neither offered nor waited on!) and made it back just in time. 

Friday, 14 September 2018

Chamfron Milano - Four years old

Milano is back home with Caroline, having a holiday and soaking up the last of the sun after a summer playing baby chukkas with Max Stacey.

Chamfron Bombero - Five year old

Absolutely thrilled to get these great shots of Chamfron Bombero (Alf) playing polo as a five year old.  He is playing with his trainer Max Stacey and the photos were taken by his owner Caroline Clarry.  I think he looks super.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Wildlife Camera Snaps

A few snaps from the last six weeks though the cameras have had low batteries and less baiting recently, the cubs were still quite dinky back in early August.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

They're behind you...

We had hacking buddies today, they were a bit lively!

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Chamfron Mojito progress

Mojito continues to make great progress with KS Equestrian, he had his first visit to the XC field today and was a star.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

New Home - Chamfron Santiago

Santi had a very long journey yesterday, leaving Scotland and heading down to Portsmouth to his new owner Terri.  Terri and her sister Sharon flew up to Chamfron Stud four years ago to view Toledo as a yearling but decided against him as he was grey as well as roan.  Neither Terri or I could possibly have imagined how the intervening years would pan out but I am glad she finally has her Arrayan youngster and wish her the best of luck with him.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Scottish Appaloosa Show - 2018

That time of year again!  A change of venue back to S.N.E.C which is both handier for me and not in the land that Sat Nav forgot so it was a quick and easy run up to the show.  There were two Exbury Ghost mares were at the show, Chamfron Firefly with Rebecca and Garrabeg Lil Lakota Sioux with Kayreen.  Rebecca couldn't hide her surprise when I commented that she was really quite tidy (...for a change), she came home with first in the 4yo and over mare class and Reserve Female in hand Champion though we won't lie, class entries for her section were pitiful.  Sioux won the Judges colour choice any other colour and both the in hand and ridden western classes.  Its difficult to know what to say about the show really, without a doubt it is a much better venue and the new committee had clearly worked hard to put their own stamp on the show.  It wasn't well supported, though many that had come had travelled long distances to do so.  There was more strength in the ridden classes than there has ever been, some very nice horses and great to see at least two of the stallions under saddle but for me it no longer seemed to be a breeders showcase, possibly reflecting the reduction of Appaloosa studs in Scotland at the moment?