Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Quick Hamish Update (new video at bottom of page)

Well the boy has had a good and bad season. Good because he got five lovely outside mares, bad because only the two who came prior to Christmas conceived, one mare was not bred due to injuring herself upon arrival and the last two just didn't conceive. Very frustrating for me as the stallion owner and for the mare owners so keen to have Hamish babies from their mares. Lovely mares too! Pride is super little chestnut sport horse TB with lovely loud sabino markings and Pintado Indiana, a striking Pintado Desperado mare who was Pinto HOTY a few years back and had a pretty successful under saddle career prior to being retired to the broodmare paddock. Both owners plan to bring the girls back in the spring so we'll get in early this time and hopefully be a little more successful!

Hamish is currently paddocked alone again as I have not bred him to any of my own mares and his last girlfriend left early in the week. He never ceases to amaze me with his gentle, laid back temperament. I'd love to run him with a mate but logistics this season dictate this is not going to happen however, I hope to move one or two of the horses from home up the road to run in paddocks adjacent so he at least has friends he can talk to.