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Blog Archive – April 2012

  • Every Cloud has a Silver Lining....
    29/04/2012
    Every Cloud has a Silver Lining....

    And here she is...!!Poor Dudosa had been crossing her legs and waiting for better weather but unfortunately, as we all all too aware at present, nature waits for no man (or horse!).The last of our foals to be born this year from Averroes and "Judy" came into the world in the early hours of Friday morning in the middle of an "April shower" which more resembled a raging storm!!De...

  • Rain, Rain, Go Away!!
    26/04/2012
    Rain, Rain, Go Away!!

    I know we needed it desperately but does everyone not agree with me that this is just a little bit too much..!!??!After months of nothing, a hose-pipe ban and threats of no grazing for the mares this year, the heavens have finally opened and, according to Sue, we had a months worth of rain in one day yesterday!I did manage to get to Longcross and we had some good sessions, even...

  • The Best Way to Get Over One Man........
    23/04/2012
    The Best Way to Get Over One Man........

    ......so, I have heard - is to get on to another!!The lovely Alteo has left me to go to his new home and I am sad. I really was liking him quite a lot (although maybe not as much as Rhiann was!) and, even in the few short weeks that he was with me, I felt we had something special, a connection if you like - it doesn't happen everyday.Unfortunately, several big hints to his owne...

  • We Struck Gold!!!
    21/04/2012
    We Struck Gold!!!

    Again BIG apologies for the delay but things have been so crazy here with all of Christine Kershaws' mares foaling down - what an exciting time!!!Last year the ladies all went of to stud to be covered by the gorgeous double pearl stallion "Impetuoso" who stands in Alicante.  As all of the mares carry one pearl gene and are beautifully bred (half sisters from the Senorio de la...

  • Tomorrow Never Comes!!
    13/04/2012

    The blog has, yet again, been haunting me.  My promise to write "tomorrow" was thwarted by bad weather, a work overload and then Easter, my apologies yet again!So, I will try to have a little "catch-up"!After landing at Stanstead where I was very kindly collected by Sue Stokes' son Ben, we made our way to Stock, just near Billericay in Essex and had a lovely afternoon playing w...