I said good bye to dear old Ears again today. Not sure if I will see her again as she is 20 years old this year and in foal with probably her last. Her home is now in Tauranga and she and her paddock mate Ali are both in foal to Hamish and due in October. Ali decided that she really did not want to leave Hamish so stood on her hind legs and waved her front legs in the air a bit when Kay and Pete showed her the float. After she had spent some time taking the p*ss out of them, Nick and I stepped in and 'gave her the bash' (not literally of course! LOL!) and she fair leapt in within about 15 minutes. Silly girl. They apparently travelled well and arrived home safely this evening. Now we wait for the babies to arrive.
I live on a 25 acre property in the Wairarapa (NZ) with my husband Nick and daughter Amy. Here we surround ourselves with horses of all shapes, ages and sizes. My passion is to breed and raise sport horses for the everyday rider and the stud's catch-phrase is 'Breeding extraordinary horses for ordinary riders'. We have been running the stud for the last decade and just love it! We currently stand two stallions. TF Hamish, a Wairarapa Stationbred and Crossiebeg Brennan, a purebred Connemara. We used to stand the purebred Clydesdale stallion, Kintyre Lodge Robbie who has gone to a new home in the SI and the, now gelded, Mighty Heights son, 'TF Life O'Reilly', who is currently in work with a young rider in Wellington. Our mares are of Clydesdale, TB and Irish Sport Horse breeding and we pride ourselves on producing attractive horses & ponies with superb temperaments and sound constitutions.