Looking very smart, Chamfron Paloma and Alison in their Showmanship class at the WES Nationals. Lovely photos by JDR Pictures.
Sunday, 17 September 2017
Saturday, 16 September 2017
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Monday, 4 September 2017
I am house sitting for a few nights and there is an added bonus, BADGERS! On the first night two were happy to be photographed from the house so this afternoon I bounced down to the shack and spread peanuts about left, right and centre, I didn't bounce back up all those stairs with quite such gay abandon! As it gets dark you start to see a badger in every shadow, dock leaves and stones look suspiciously brock like but in reality when they arrive you can't miss them, they attack the peanuts with gusto and are noisy enthusiastic eaters. They came within three feet of me as I sat in the open doorway, only leaving when the rain turned torrential.
Saturday, 2 September 2017
Saturday, 26 August 2017
Friday, 25 August 2017
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Two year old Campeador is looking well although sporting the "what happens if you get stuck in traffic and don't have time to quality control the children's plaiting" look, it is somewhat unusual and makes me smile, lots. Four year old Bellini has picked up another couple of red rosettes dressaging this weekend and heads off to dressage camp next month. Santiago has been saddled and girthed up for the first time and is totally unbothered.
When Fatty went and I said "one day I might own a Chamfron again" well I do and I've even pulled my finger out and updated his passport this time! Now technically he was never sold from Chamfron Stud but there was a break down in communication earlier in the year and he was being moved on, however alls well that ends well and I get to play at being an owner these days while he is treated like a king with his new family.
Thursday, 17 August 2017
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Not much to report on the blog at the moment, Spidey is fully recovered and had a fun trip out to Bowhill Estate today to canter through the woods with his girlfriend Wena. I disappointed him the other day by making him trot in a stubble field, he said I was a complete disgrace to pony ownership and sulked magnificently. I bought him matchy matchy fluff in teal to make up for it.
In other news we had a fantastic yard night out at the Lauder Common riding ball, lots of laughs, not least me demonstrating why it isn't a particularly clever idea to cross a cattle grid in towering heels, in fact I think I will still be laughing about that long after the bruises have faded. Also had a lovely night out catching up with Patricia and meeting Helen while they were riding the St Cuthbert's Way. Such a shame we didn't take part in the pub quiz though, the first two questions were "what holds a saddle on a horse?" and "how do you breed a mule?" - we'd of been quids in...
Monday, 31 July 2017
Monday, 24 July 2017
Sunday, 23 July 2017
Chip has been a PC pony this weekend with Eleri Owen of Anglesey/Ynys Mon branch riding her at the area qualifier for the PC national dressage championship. Thrilled with Eleri and Chip, 8th from more than 40, sadly the team missed out on a placing by just half a mark. Chip's owner Linda is delighted, she is not back riding after a (non horse related!) broken wrist so very pleased Eleri and Chip are getting out and doing things!