Friday, November 22, 2013

Managing the wet!

Moved Maybellene and B. The Great Gatsy(!!) to the lower paddock so that M. could use the stable in the threatening lightning storm. She introduced him to it, but when the rain came down, about 1:30pm, all the horses ran into the clear to stay close to each other, backs to the wind.
Didn't put the little bloke off his feed though! Just gave him an excuse to go for a "burn" to dry off, and check out all his paces!

Girls in waiting; October-November

Cloud due Oct 27, Maybellene Nov 4

New Arrival: a colt to Bloomsbury's Maybellene & Brae Galaxy

Born at 3:45 am, he's very upright and alert.
Shown here at 4 hours old.
Full brother to Bloombury's Sir Galahad.
The red bay is a throw back to Maybellene's dam, Canyonleigh Memphis Belle, with an extra gold factor from chestnut Brae Galaxy!
Didn't stop drinking, to lie down for a rest, for 7 hours, at which time M. had a break and her udder was able to build up a bit of a reserve!!
Lightning storm-deluge on Sunday night; Monday was warm and dry and he arrived on Tuesday morning, in the dry. M is taking great care to keep him on the "up" side of the paddock, away from the wet and the bog! Clever girl!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ginga Ninja suppling

Kerry has Victor bending around her leg, now strong enough and understanding the connection between leg and rein aids as she develops the lateral movements, walk pirouette, and develops the movements from Elementary into the Medium level on the Training Scale.
Very happy chappies!