Saturday, August 27, 2011

Progressing Maybellene

Some more photos, courtesy of Liz, show Maybellene's developing understanding of Jeremy's lessons. She's 'sitting' more in the trot, progressing from shoulder in to halfpass at trot and canter, and preparing for canter pirouettes. Walk pirouettes are very well balanced and clear marching paces. Working her little sock off and increasing her concentration noticably from week to week!
She's very happy to get to work each day, which is lovely to see and a credit to Jeremy.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

"It's raining again!" Take 2....

Thought I'd get some good photos of clean horses in the paddock this morning. They've had coats off for the last week as spring warmth develops, but I left it too late! We had an instant downpour at around 8am, so by the time I got out, the paddocks were running again, and the fetlocks were muddied! Two inches in the last 2 days and my paddocks revert to a watercourse off the hills around us!
The Inquizitive Boyz aren't fussed, but are checking out the camera straight away.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Maybellene & Jeremy, training

Lovely, sunny, windless morning on Saturday and Liz and Bethany came over to Lamb's Valley to see how Maybellene was progressing.

Many thanks to Liz for the photos.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Eventing progress

Bloomsbury youngsters out and about.

Photos courtesy of Main Event Photography.
Top: Matthew Anderson with B. Sandro 15th/29 at Wallaby Hills ODE
second: Brooke Piper with C. Paeon , 2nd in Encouragers class at Quirindi ODE;
third and fourth:Brooke and Pan at Hidden Valley ODE; 7th in the Newcomers class

Monday, August 8, 2011

Spring flush?

The sun didn't stay warm enough to allow for rugs off, on the weekend, but the mob enjoyed the opportunity to snack on the new grass sprouting in some early spring weather.
Gracie is walking normally now, without thinking of any discomfort, so she's mixing with the herd rather than staying clear of the boisterous youngsters. Lesley will be relieved!