For Sale - Sea Mist
'Misty' 13.3hh 13yo registered Connemara - Beautiful grey mare - a little girl's dream pony! Very well bred by Murphy Rebel out of Aishling's Dream (Westside Fred). Has bred several foals in Ireland, imported in 2009.
Safe, quiet and genuine. Easy to handle on the ground and in the saddle. Snaffle mouth, moves well, good clean jump. Patient and trustworthy, good with novice and nervous riders. Would do well in the show-ring or make a lovely family pony or 1st/2nd pony.
No vices. Lives in or out. Hacks alone and in company but not good with fast traffic.
Contact Amy 07791309011
Took some pictures and a short video of Topper yesterday. We put some jumps up and he was just amazing! Kept putting it up and up, think we left it at about 1m but he could easily have gone much higher as he just flew it, barely even looking at it. He's going to make someone a seriously fantastic competition pony! Think if I water him he'd grow?
Pictures of Misty
Some pictures of Misty from a lesson yesterday, ridden by Katie. Misty has been a star since she got here and really not put a foot wrong. She will make someone a fantastic family, first or second pony.
For Sale - 4yo 15.2hh Gelding
15.2 dark bay gelding - 4 years by Aimbry Chester. Broken and riding well.
Schooling lovely! Hacks alone or in company
Contact Claire on 07990 822239
New Arrivals - Misty and Topper
Misty and Topper arrived on Sunday and have been in after being wormed so were very happy to be let out in the arena to let off some steam! They'll be going out in a little field together tomorrow and doing a bit more work so hopefully will be able to get you a bit more information. Got them both under saddle for a bit today though and had a bit of a potter. Full info and price will be up by the end of the week with any luck once they've really been put through their paces.
Sea Mist 'Misty' - 13.3hh Registered Connemara mare. 13 years old, over from Ireland in 2009. Kind, sweet, genuine pony with nice character. Easy to handle, quiet in the stable even when left on her own. Good with her feet, to load and to catch. Light, snaffle mouth. Responsive, safe ride with fantastic paces and lovely neat jump.
More info to come.
Topper - 13.2hh black/brown gelding. 15 year old jumping schoolmaster. A really lovely character to be around - cheeky and playful, not a bad bone in his body. Loves fuss and attention, safe and easy to handle on the ground. Good to load, catch, shoe. Full of character! More info to come.
Today Heath and Elaine managed to conquer two major milestones. The first was a moment when Heath stopped soon after leaving the yard. Heath's main issue is rearing, so when he stops and doesn't want to go forward it can be quite dangerous as he doesn't mess about when he really doesn't want to do something! In the past Elaine would have tensed up, Heath would have reared or bolted or Elaine would have fallen or jumped off and they'd have retreated back to the yard.
But not today!
Heath stopped so Elaine used a technique we've found has worked really well for Heath to keep him calm and give him something else to think about by lowering his head from the saddle. She then gave him a slap on the neck with the reins, told him to get on with it, rode positively forward and off they went!
Which brings us to the second.
All on their own, Heath and Elaine rode around a hacking route we've been working on - all on their own! He's had his moments and his struggles but today they did it, with Elaine on board all the way round. Did I mention all on their own? This is a major achievement.
It might not sound like much, but not too long ago it was a struggle just to get Heath off the yard under saddle, never mind walk a 5 minute loop just outside the farm - and definitely never mind a proper hack out with trees and people and other scary unforeseeables! Both Heath and Elaine have come on so well - Heath was jumping just the other week! Now all we need to do is get Elaine doing it with him ;)
Well done guys - you've come really far and overcome a major hurdle. Pats on the back and carrots all round - especially for you Elaine ;) If you've cleared this one you can clear the next one. And the next and the next and the next. So best get back to work!
Eamus kicks up his heels
Very Short Anecdote
It's non-horsey but related to my horsey work so it's allowed!
Arrived in Belgium today off the Eurostar as I'm back again working for the next week. Usual driver is there to pick me up, goes to take my bag.
Me: 'It's ok it's heavy, I'll give you a hand down the stairs'
Me: 'It's ok-'
Him: 'I am a man'
Me: 'Right you are.'
You're welcome. Here's a Belgium-related horse picture!
Some old jumping pics
Well here's a blast from the past! I found these pictures of when I used to compete at International level in Portugal with my horse Grenat de Langers (and a picture with a chestnut called Red). The ones with Grenat in the arena are from a Grand Prix class and the smaller ones on grass are from the Cascais Junior Championships where over the three days we finished 1st, 2nd and with 4 faults on the third day. Images are by Nuno Pragana at imagemedia.pt