It is with much pleasure that I can announce the winner of the 'Win a Free Breeding to Crossiebeg Brennan' competition is Kendra Muir's very lovely thoroughbred mare, Honey (photo above). Congratulations Kendra, we cannot wait to meet Honey! We had some really super applicants and wish we could offer them all a free breeding - It was very hard to make a final decision! The competition was so popular, we are thinking that we may very well run another one in the future.
Today we have also welcomed a new member into the family. Rusty is a gorgeous Section A Welsh pony and is Amy's new riding pony. Hopefully I will get MY Meg back now, haha!
Today I milked my cow... and made butter from the cream! Go Me!
I also dusted the clompety off and took her for a spin. It has to be at least 4 months since I last rode her. Goodness knows where the time has gone but she has grown a bit and measures 165cm now. I thought she seemed to be getting bigger!
Not sure where the time has gone but the weather over the last month has been very uncooperative so Brennan has had a holiday! I think he has been getting quite bored tho and is certainly feeling very full of his own self importance! Today we trundled off to Becky's place so that Karen could take him for a spin in the all weather and see if the buttons we had installed earlier were all still in working order. I can thankfully say that, yes, they are.
He had a bit thrown at him today (loose pony running around in float parking paddock whilst unloading, ponies all around the arena in paddocks, pony being re-covered at gate right next to where float was parked when time came to go home etc.) and whilst he was certainly far from perfect (fidget bum) before and after his ride, he did nothing out of the ordinary for a young stallion feeling a bit fresh and distracted - He was very good when it counted though and that is what ultimately matters.
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.