exciting, exciting!! Talisman Farm Sport Horses are, thanks to an
incredibly generous sponsor in the USA, applying to adopt a Kaimanawa
from the 2012 muster.
A number of people are making this possible. Firstly, huge thanks to our sponsor, expat Kiwi Rebecca Stanton in New York. Your generosity and enthusiasm for making this happen is, quite simply, wonderful. Secondly, Simone Frewin
for your offer to take the youngster and provide him/her with those
exceptionally important first human experiences. Your knowledge of and
empathy with these horses will be invaluable in ensuring that our
sponsored Kai gets the best start possible and finally, to my husband Nick Wilsden
who, when I suggested adding a wild horse to the family, just shrugged
his shoulders and said 'if it is something you want to do, go for it!'. ♥
you babe xxx
If anyone else fancies adding a wild horse to their family, PLEASE consider doing it this year. Last I heard, of the 180 Kais to be mustered, only 10 had guaranteed homes and the rest of these beautiful animals are destined for slaughter. This year's Pony of the Year winner 'Watch Me Move' was a mustered Kaimanawa so don't think you'll just be getting a horse or pony that will never amount to much - You could be saving the life of a future National Champion!! MUSTER APPLICATION
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.