Thursday, 16 September 2010

Look what I did today ....

I rode a pony!!!!

Such a super cool pony too. Very exciting (and kinda nerve wracking coz I was very worried I might literally break him - apparently I won't). Here are some of the photos. Brennan looks less than enthralled with me on him but Nick did not take many photos of us and I am sure he had his mouth shut and ears forward at least some of the time I was riding him!!!

Thanks again to Gavin Morison for doing such a brilliant job - I cannot recommend him enough when it comes to starting young horses and giving them the VERY BEST start to life under saddle. Brennan is the third horse that Gavin has started for me. The first was Reilly, a 15.2HH three and a half year old 7/8 TB colt (at the time), the second was Meg, a two and a half year old purebred Clydesdale and of course Brennan, a four year old Connemara (around 13.3HH). Gavin must wonder what I am doing with all these vastly different horses, lol!

You could smile too Brennan ya know!
Back up boy
Biiiiiig trot!
Catching flies (so attractive ... NOT!)
Hmm, now where's that thighmaster?
See he looks happy with Gavin on him!
There is video too but that you will have to wait a bit longer for!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Big day tomorrow!

Well the time has come to go and collect Brennan from school. I am very excited and also rather nervous. I always feel like a complete numpty when I have to ride in front of Gavin! I also had a call from Majestic Horse Transporters to say that Saffy and Bella are being collected tomorrow at 11am - argh! It's all on!

Saffy and Bels
Saffy strutting her stuff
I will miss my girls but it is good to get numbers down and Saffy deserves to be more than just a broodmare and now will get the chance.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Surprise - More Snorkel photos!!!

I am such a sucker when it comes to taking photos of foals - I just can't help myself but isn't she gorgeous :)

Sunday, 12 September 2010


A quick video ...