Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Twinky Dink

Poor wee Twinkle has been looking a little unloved so, with Laura's help, today she came in for a makeover and photo session. Twinkle's name is 'Kingcroft Tickled Pink' and she is a 3 year old NZWB filly by Trakehner stallion Holme Park Flute out of a lovely TB mare by Kenfair and came to me from her breeder, Nicky Wolstencroft, back in 2007. Twinkle will be bred to Hamish this Spring. She's an absolute delight, in every way and had what I think was her very first hose down/shampoo today and was an angel. I was very pleased with her and she absolutely loved the fuss and attention. As the photos show, she already has a good dose of the winter woollies but she is unrugged and out on hills so she needs that lovely covering for the winter ahead.

Monday, 20 April 2009

A nice letter

Yesterday in my inbox I received the nicest email so I want to share and, if the person who sent it to me reads this, I hope you realise it helped make my day, thank you!

Hi Lou, I just wanted to let you know that I had a good catch-up with my friend ***** last night and she is simply thrilled with her Hamish youngster *** ***. He's become a firm favourite with everyone on her farm because of his personable, incredibly social nature, and he's gorgeous to boot! And he's going to be a HORSE! She just can't speak highly enough of him, which I just thought I'd pass on, because I'm sure breeding can feel like a thankless task at times and certainly have it's lows. Have a great day :)

Breeding certainly can have its lows but things like this are so much a part of why we do what we do and it is just the greatest feeling to know that you have been responsible, at least partly, for bringing such happiness and joy into the lives of others.

That's all :o)