OK, Brennan has been getting all the airtime lately so I will make a concerted effort to take the focus off him from now on, I promise, but it's so hard as I am seriously quite besotted!! Here's a wee video I made today ...
Main news for today is that hopefully (fingers, toes, hooves, paws, eyes crossed) Brennan will be headed to Gavin Morison over winter to be started under saddle - Yay! He had his first hoof trim yesterday (in the evening, when it was cool - so after 'arena time') and was a good boy. He was a little suspicious of Nick and even more suspicious of his flappy chaps (which came off) but aside from stepping sideways a few times and being a little 'sniffy' and evasive, he was a very good boy and now his feet look beautiful (thanks Nick!).
Earlier in the day I took him out of his paddock and shoved a running plait and forelock braid in his mane, ran a brush over him (will tackle that tail after he has had a good introduction to Mr Hosepipe) and popped him in the arena for a bit of a trot around. It's very hard to get a horse running around AND take photos so he never REALLY got going but I am still pleased with a number of the photos I managed to get and would like to share a few of my favourites.
Next on the agenda is a decent video to show off his lovely ground covering paces - He is going to be absolutely beautiful to ride, I just know it!
Well my instant tack shed (shipping container) is starting to take shape. I still need hooks and shelves and cover racks etc. sorted out but at least 75% of my gear is now out of the bedroom/laundry/kitchen/living room/old shed/garage/car and in the container!
While I was taking photos of the new tack shed, I wandered over to Brennan and took some of him too so, here's the pin up boy from yesterday:
Now we wait for our planning permission to come through and then it will be all systems go on the shed build - woo hoo!!!
Very quick blog to let everyone know that Robbie made it to his new home and family in one piece. His timing is pretty good as one of Sheree's mares came into season today - Pretty sure he knows it too!
I live on a 25 acre property in the Wairarapa (NZ) with my husband Nick and daughter Amy. Here we surround ourselves with horses of all shapes, ages and sizes. My passion is to breed and raise sport horses for the everyday rider and the stud's catch-phrase is 'Breeding extraordinary horses for ordinary riders'. We have been running the stud for the last decade and just love it! We currently stand two stallions. TF Hamish, a Wairarapa Stationbred and Crossiebeg Brennan, a purebred Connemara. We used to stand the purebred Clydesdale stallion, Kintyre Lodge Robbie who has gone to a new home in the SI and the, now gelded, Mighty Heights son, 'TF Life O'Reilly', who is currently in work with a young rider in Wellington. Our mares are of Clydesdale, TB and Irish Sport Horse breeding and we pride ourselves on producing attractive horses & ponies with superb temperaments and sound constitutions.