Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Reilly gets a makeover

I could stand it no longer so today I got busy and tidied the boy up. He had about 15cm lopped off his tail (which was on the ground *blush*) and I pulled his mane to a much more respectable length. He still has some weight to gain and was knocked for six last week when, after recovering from his gelding so well, he developed a lymphatic infection and had to have a course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. He has come through it well and is now ready to go back to work. I have been lunging him in preparation for his return to work which will hopefully be underway next week.


Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Making hay while the sun shines ...

Well hopefully we will be! It's that time of the year again and we are patiently awaiting a visit from our hay man to inspect the paddocks and start the annual hay harvest. Thankfully this year we have had an awesome growing season and the paddocks are looking as good as they ever have. After last season's disappointingly low yield, I locked up a couple of extra paddocks this year so, hopefully, we will have enough this year to be able to help a few friends out as well as fill our own shed.

Whilst on the subject of sheds, with my recent lucky win and the sale of our beautiful Robbie, my dream of a decent farm shed is to become a reality and we are in the process of pricing up various kitset pole sheds - Very exciting for me!

Today we have photos of grass, what else?! Haha!

Knee deep in clover!

The beautiful lillies my friend Jane brought over today - In memory of my darling Kruger, found dead in the neighbour's paddock on Boxing Day - RIP darling cuddlepusski

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Enya - 'TF Celtic Moon' - Registered ISH Filly

June 2012 UPDATED for sale listing

Enya - Poetry in Motion
Foaled Spring 2009 - Leggy, beautiful and elegant, Enya has a very bright and exciting future as a competitive sport horse. Her bloodlines suggest immense potential as an event horse but we don't think this should deter any would-be dressage or show queens from considering this filly. Her correct conformation, balanced and uphill paces and athleticism are sure to serve her well in both the saddle hunter and dressage arenas. She has an EMH of 16HH+.

Enya's Irish Sport Horse dam (Kingsway Diamond X Sovereign's Charm/Sovereign Path/Grey Sovereign) was a handy show jumper, saddle hunter and eventer before injury sidelined her to the broodmare paddock where she has stayed (even though she has been sound for many years) and has produced us such exceptional progeny as Enya's full sister Aine (TF Summer Solstice) and the three brothers, TF Malteser, TF Rafferty and TF Liath (need to update photos) and most recently a full sister to the 3 Hamish boys, Aisling. Maude is a 1988 foal now and still fit and well and breeding. She stands 16.2HH.

Enya's sire, 'TF Life O'Reilly' (and here, doing XC) is a (now gelded) son of Grand Prix SJ/4* Eventing horse Mighty Heights - this breeding means that Enya carries the blood of both very influential Irish Draught Sire's that stood in NZ in the 1980's and 90's, Laughtons Legend and Kingsway Diamond. Check out the breeding of many of the top Eventing horses of today and the past few decades and you will see that a huge percentage of these horses have Irish blood running through their veins, indeed there are far too many to list! Enya is essentially 2/3 TB and 1/3 RID.

Reilly's dam-sire was Light Spirits who has sired a number of very good jumping and smart moving horses. Reilly himself is a sane and sensible sweet-natured horse who has taken the greatest care of his doting & nervous rider owner and breeder. He has a temperament that really is second-to-none. His dam, What a Lark was full sister to Day Light who was exported to the UK as an event horse by Jen Kneale.

Enya is a smart, sensitive and attractive filly and is priced to sell at $3,000 NEG. Whilst a competitive home is preferred, a home that will love and care for her is our top priority. Enya can be wintered here for a nominal grazing fee She wears a rug, is good to catch, leads well and stands quietly to have her feet done - she has been drenched regularly since birth although is not a huge fan.

We believe that Enya will be every bit as competitive as her warmblood counterparts so dio not let her lack of WB breeding put you off! Enya will be ready to back this Spring/Summer so is a blank canvas.

For more information, please feel free to contact me on - Videos below. More photos: HERE

I will try and get some more up to date photos soon however given the time of the year, she's a little hairy and muddy!

16 February 2010

8 January 2010

4 January 2010

Who me? (Photo taken early December)
Nearside (Aged 1 month - all photos that follow taken 28 Dec)
With her dam
With her dam
Demonstrating her ground covering paces

First Foot Trim

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Saffy at 20 months

Saffy is now 20 months old and starting to grow up and fill out a bit. She's currently running out the back with Mack and Twinkle. She's pretty cute and should make someone a lovely riding horse in a year or two. I am currently looking for a long term lease home for her (I might want her back eventually to breed from) so if you are interested in a young Hamish daughter, get in touch.

Speaking of Hamish progeny, Alii (by Light Spirits) has been scanned in foal and is now for sale. She is a nice big rangey mare who was easy to breed/handle while she was here. Light Spirits is Reilly's dam sire and has sired some handy sport horses. If we were not so full, I would be very interested in this mare myself but unfortunately there is no room here. Her ad can be viewed here: Lefine Alii

While I am at it, Tee is also for sale. He's a super cute park hack sized gelding by Hamish and is priced very reasonably at $1200. Youngsters by Hamish don't come on to the market very often as people with his foals like to hang on to them. You can view his ad here: Kismet Farm Karma

Maude is in season and Hamish served her this morning. We will have him serve her a couple more times in the next few days and then book John to come out and scan her about 16 days after her LDOS. Hooves and finger's crossed!

Saffron says 'Hi'!
Pretty girl - So like her dad
View from above