Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Introducing 'Amos of Carrington'

Today we had the great pleasure of finally meeting Robbie's son Amos. Amos was born around the same time as Silas so it was a rather bittersweet meeting but so lovely to see such a gorgeous, strong colt - very much stamped by his sire. He has the most remarkable blue eyes (Pippa has one blue eye) - never seen anything quite like them before but he has Robbie's same soft expression. Someone let loose with the paintbrush around him too, haha!

We are lending Amos' owners our float so that they can attend the Masterton A&P with Amos and his Dam, Pippa (Aldie Phillipa) so we dropped it off today and gave Amos his first float loading lesson. He was a good boy, a little confused and at times a leeeetle but stubborn but we had him in and out a couple of times within about 20 minutes so a pretty good first effort. I think he's going to be good competition for Meg and it will be interesting to see what the Judge thinks of Robbie's two 'kids'. I know she likes Robbie so hopefully she will think favourably of Meg and Amos.

The face that greeted us over the gate
What a clever boy!
Amos and an admirer
Amos and Me
Amos and Nick at the gate, Pippa stands by

Monday, 9 February 2009

Good job Hamish

Great relief and happiness to report that Minty and Girl both scanned in foal today. Phew! Last season we had no pregnancies after Christmas so I was not feeling very confident. But, we have two lovely healthy pregnancies and two very happy mare owners. Clearly Hamish is very fertile as both mares were 19 days from last date of service yet Girl's pregnancy is only a 14 or 15 day size so she must have ovulated some 3-4 days after being served (she was just served the once and only then because she had been sedated!). Good boy Hamish!

I had a text last night from Aimee who has Lagan to say that they had got 4th in their first training level event. She's stoked. Good boy Lagan!

I had an email from Kim yesterday to tell me that Malty had won his paced and mannered class at the show and drawn some very favourable comments from the Show Hunter judge who saw him do a practice round - his breeding was discussed. Good boy Hamish!

And, as I sit here and type, there is rain, real rain, falling on my roof - it has been a good few days.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Sunday Sunday

My thoughts are consumed, just like Victoria in NSW, with fire. I have close friends living just 11km from where fires are raging across the state of Victoria and, quite frankly, it is scaring the bejesus out of me and I am not even there. Thoughts and prayers must go out to all of those affected by these dreadful fires - started by arsonists apparently - how sick is that!

Not a lot to report today. Alii was served again this morning and Nick took some photos so we have a little horse porn for today's blog. It is hot but windy - the wind is helping keep things moving so it is not too stifling. Some rain would be good, any time about now! Apparently these is some forecast but, well I will believe it when I see it!