Friday, 8 April 2011

For Sale

My friend Lea in Auckland has made the tough decision to sell some of her beloved horses and I have offered to help spread the word via this blog. So, if you or someone you knows thinks you can offer one of these lovely boys a new home, please email Lea on:


One in a million. 14.2hh crossbred. 8 years old. Suitable for beginners or as a confidence builder but also for more experienced and confident riders. You can canter around on the buckle. He taught my daughter to ride and I have had heaps of fun with him also. Fun, Fun, fun! Easy to float, shoe, teeth, worm... etc. Has done anything and everything... ribbon days, eventing, endurance, beach riding, swimming, you can safely ride him bareback, double... you name it! Safe as safe can be both on the ground and on his back. Super loving and smoochy. Would love to lease him long term. Will sell only to the very best home. $7000 ono (but home more important than price so very negotiable).

If only he was 13.2HH - I would be knocking on Lea's door and bringing him home to live with us for a few years. What a neat pony!!! I seriously want!

Timitanga Tutu
Tutu was broken in by an experienced young rider. He is just under 10hh and is a 9 year old, gelding... but don't be taken back by his size!!! This wee boy has done cross country courses, show jumping, forest riding, beach work (in fact, he is let to run loose on the beach sometimes when he has no one small enough to ride him and he potters in behind the big horses) and all off the lead. He is also very obedient on the lead.He is your typical in-your-face smoochy pony.Kids are safe to lift his feet, bridle and saddle, brush etc.. great to float (I think he would happily hop into a car if you let him! And he has walked into the house uninvited!). Requires only a small amount of feed or he balloons, but has never foundered. Personal circumstances mean this pony is not getting the attention he needs and an urgent sale (for his sake) is required. He needs a wee rider to love him. $800 ono, price very negotiable, home is not. Comes with bridles, saddle, brushes, floating and jumping boots, leather halter... everything I have here that fits him is yours!

I would be bringing this pony home in a heartbeat but sadly he is just a bit too small for Amy. I WISH he was coming to live with us tho!

Edward (Eddy)
Lovely quiet gelding. Solid 16.2hh, 9 years. Works nicely on the flat but still requires some training. Super jumper. Suit a lady looking for an easy ride. Suitable for Hacking, hunting, jumping... a nice allrounder. Beautiful looking, big white blaze and two white stockings. Currently out of work as rider over committed. $600 or near offer.

This is a bargain price for a very striking looking and sounding horse. Again, if I needed something to do a little bit of everything on, I would seriously be considering this guy. Sadly I already have more horses than I need!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Brennan has another outing ...

Tonight I took Brennan to Becky Penn's place and he and Jess had a play in her BEAUTIFUL all weather arena. Gosh I am jealous, it's gorgeous! Brennan was a good boy, had a bit of a shout when we first arrived and fancied his chances with the sexy pony in the float (his own reflection) which made us chuckle. There was a lovely big black WB parked in a paddock just next to the arena and I had to lead him past him to get in to the arena and Brennan did a pretty lovely passage in hand - I cannot wait to see him do THAT under saddle one day!

Once again he impressed with his awesome attitude and willingness to get down to business, even when Ollie and the gelding next door had a meltdown after one of them touched the hotwire and did airs above the ground and laps around their paddocks, Brennan just kept on working. So proud of him.

The light was fading (boo hoo, winter is just around the corner) so the photos are a little funny but you can still see him trying his little heart out. Jess must be exhausted tho after having a lesson on Ollie beforehand and then jumping on Brennan and giving him a good work out too. I am exhausted just thinking about it!!

Brennan checking out his test for the weekend
Blurry pony & rider

Oo, what's over there?

Up periscope!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Brennan & Me plus a new arrival

Rode the man pony yesterday - figured I better put in some work if he is going to try and complete two dressage tests on Sunday and at the moment Jess can only manage one or two rides on him per week. Gee he is so good! Honestly, he has the best attitude, especially considering I am not the ideal size for him nor am I the most balanced or effective rider but Brennan just soldiers on and does everything I ask him to. Love him! PS, the saddle is a bit small for me (understatement of the century as it is Karen's 16.5" Isabell, ha ha!) but Brennan likes it so it's the one!

On Sunday whilst at the dressage rally, Maddy (Biwmares Madonna) arrived. What a lovely BIG pony she is. Must be pretty close to full-sized as she nearly makes Cindy and Isla look like midgets, haha! Can't wait to see what she foals! She is in foal to Sun 'N Air of Summer Valley and I have my finger's and toes crossed that the foal will be a filly and a future wife for Brennan.

Photos today are of ponies, ponies and yet more ponies!!!

Me and little B

Big smiles - bad toes!
Focus and concentration
Super canter - More bad toes
Cuddles with my best boy
We have such a lovely view
More focus and concentration
Good boy
Trouble x 2


Sunday, 3 April 2011

Brennan's little BIG day!

Today was Brennan's very first outing in public. He was a very good boy! I just took him down to the local dressage group rally for a look-about and collected Jess on the way. Poor Jess has been a bit under the weather so I had said she would not need to ride him if she was not feeling up to it.

Got there and unloaded him and he was very interested but happy to stand and watch. Led him around and he called a couple of times and got a little excited when he saw a grey horse being held over by some yards so we just moved him away. Just kept him thinking and tried to ensure his focus was on us. Took him back to the car and Jess said that she was happy to ride him if I wanted so we saddled him up and swapped footwear (I must have looked such a divvy wandering around in Jess's shoes) and he had a good work out both out the back and out the front of the grounds around the other horses.

I didn't take him in to the arena area as I didn't really want to push the envelope and try working him in such a small area with so many other horses also in there. We can build up to that. Next week there should only be three horses at the most in the arena area anyway so he should manage that - The only thing I am disappointed about is not being able to work him in the rope arena and show him the letters - never mind, he will find out about those next Sunday!

All-in-all, a successful day!