Friday, 5 August 2011

We have a winner AND a new family member!

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!

Waiting for his new little girl
Yup, I think they are going to get along fine!

A very happy and excited little girl!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Down on the farm

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!

All-in-all, today was a good day.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Brennan's first ride since 26 June

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.

Here are some photos from today: