Sunday, 28 September 2008

Sunday Sunday

Hooray for daylight savings - the start of which was today. More time in the evenings to do stuff outside, yay! Two of our grazers are probably leaving today. The grass has started to grow where their owner lives and the tenant there is going to take care of them as part of her tenancy agreement. Be sad to see them go and will miss the extra income but it frees up some space for the other horses we have who will start arriving soon.

Interestingly Robbie has had no outside mares booked yet this season whereas both Hamish and Reilly have basically full books. Robbie was the most popular by about half again last season - not sure if it is just because it is still quite early or if people are a little less interested in the Clydie crosses. It will be interesting to see if he gets any bookings - to be honest I almost don't mind if he doesn't as we have our plates fairly full already with outside breedings. If the people that I have interested in leasing Hooty and Maude do decide to go ahead and breed them to Reilly, I definitely will not be accepting any more outside mares for him. I really need to get this sort of stuff organised and soon as the last thing I really want to do is muck anyone around!

We'll have two of Robbie's wives from last season coming in the next couple of weeks to foal here so it is definitely going to be all go! Had an email from a Canadian girl through HelpX yesterday so, all going to plan, we will have a willing and able assistant from mid October as well. Yay, because mucking out is becoming quite a job now and what with all the foals to handle, paddocks to muck out and mares to serve, it's going to be imperative we have a couple of extra hands around the place!

Aine is continuing to go from strength to strength although still spending too much time investigating her mother's poop! It makes it a LOT harder to pick up when it has been spread all over the place by a naughty little foal!

Today's pictorial offerings are just of Aine and Maude although Reilly managed to pop himself in there for a pose in his new pjs. The wind is so cold here today, he still has his pjs on and they will probably remain on all day. C'mon summer!!!

Reilly in his new PJ's

Maude & Aine running free

Quieter moments

Not done runnin'!

And some video with Dolly

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