We've had a busy month so far - the horses have been out and about jumping and have done very well. Teddy and Troy have both qualified for the Amateur Championships in their respective classes and have been training hard. Troy is really starting to grow into himself and fill out and is turning into quite the strapping young man!
Sadly Birdie's soundness and head-shaking issues have now come to a point where - after approval from the vet - I've decided to retire her to stud as it just doesn't look like she'll come right and at 17.2hh she is far too big to be a pet. She's a very talented girl with such a lovely temperament and world-class bloodlines, so we're hoping for good things - now just need to pick the right stallion. She's had her pre-stud tests done today and as long as those come back clean she-ll be away. Watch this space!
Here are some pictures of Tyke (90cm), Troy (British Novice, 90cm, 1m), and Teddy (1m, 1.10m) at South View from the last 2 weekends. And as you can see, Troy found the 3 days we spent at South View on the first weekend absolutely exhausting!