Friday, 11 December 2009

In the family way ...

Just in from the yards and Hooty's 16 day scan - Woo hoo! Healthy single 16 day pregnancy. Congratulations Annika, Hooty and Matty, you are in the family way!

Introduced Paddy to the boys in the bachelor herd today - Reilly was very excited to have another friend to hang out with and Rory was particularly pleased to see someone bigger than Reilly who I think he hopes might look after him! He took every opportunity to insert himself between the two much bigger geldings in his desperate need to be part of the herd. It was very sweet.

Maude has managed to ensure that Enya is completely anti having anything to do with me so I have resorted to putting a halter with a grab strap on her in the paddock. I hate doing this but I really need to be able to handle her a little bit every day to get her used to me and I would like to avoid running them into the yards every single day in order to be able to do this. Maude is a fantastic mother but is a little too good really and does like to produce quite sensitive babies. Hooty on the other hand spits them out broken in! I will try and get out into the paddock and get some photos of the kids later today - they are in a new paddock and the grass went to Hooty's brain over night and she was a complete idiot in the yards and then towed me back to the paddock once we were done and proceeded to do laps. Tart!

Rory looks a bit bemused
You scratch my back ...
Nice day for a stroll
Rory says 'Pick me!'
Scratch and sniff

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Just stuff ...

He's done it for years but I usually ground tie him and never have the camera to capture the moment but I happened to have it today so here it is. Why you should never turn your back on Hamish ...

Gertie went home today so now we cross fingers and toes that we get a happy phone call or email from Sarah and Dave in the coming weeks to say she's 'with child'. Hooty has her 16 day scan on Friday so we are all really hopeful that she is in foal too as I think Ata's human mum is pretty keen to get the two of them home. The foals are both growing well and everyone is happy and healthy. Meg, Maxi, Portia, Saffy, Hamish, Robbie, Paddy and Bree have all had their feet trimmed in the last week and Rory, Reilly and Twinkle are due a tidy up in the coming days. I think that's all for now.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Reilly's Blister ...

This is Reilly's full sister, Skye BHS - She is for sale and is at Karen Teague's Auckland property 'Brookby Heights Stud'. Skye looks very like her little bro cept she's a red one! Right now I am in the middle of organising a little 'working' holiday for Reilly. More on that later.

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