Friday, 2 December 2016

(Not a) Festive Selfie

At best the festive selfie is tardy, it may even be missing in action for 2016 but I am trying to get in the spirit, first (OK, second) mince pie consumed and I had a gingerbread latte yesterday.   Ho, Ho, Ho.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Chamfron Ombu - 18 months old


Saw the Waxwings in Dalston today, not the glorious close up berry eating photos I dream off but it was lovely to see them anyway.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Its not all fairydust and unicorns

I was never going to get out of this year without making difficult decisions so this time last week I had Llamita and Carter Bar put down at home.  Llama was rapidly becoming toothless and would have been put down this year regardless.  Mable unfortunately needed heavily doped to have her feet trimmed after an injury as a youngster, that and the realisation that she was no longer 100% sound sealed her fate, she could not be guaranteed a good future when I disbanded the stud.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Essex Girls!

By one o'clock the girls were safely in Essex having travelled really well.  They have met Brujo and are happily tucking into their hay in the barn Shaun built for them.

Chamfron Beltane Fire and Chamfron Tarantella Away

Ethel and Ella loaded like stars this morning and were off with Douglas Horse Transport at 6am.  All being well they will be Essex girls by mid afternoon.  Chamfron Beltane Fire is now owned by endurance rider Clare Wilde and joins the five year old Arrayan Numa gelding Brujo Numa (bred by Janey Martin) and Tarantella is owned by her husband Shaun.  The plan for them both is long distance rides, dreaming of joining the Long Riders Guild one day.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Pretty all day!

Another cold frosty morning with the snow on the hills across the Solway catching the light.  Then a cracking sunset to finish.