Took some photo's of the Ponies today. Can you believe all the mud. Little Warrior's coat was a lovely red, it's now a lovely muddy colour. I opened up the little paddock in the home field for the girls and they were soon in there, chomping at the grass. Just wish the ground would dry up a bit around the gates.
There's no further work being done on the Stable's at the moment, as Mick had a very bad accident on Sunday, with the table saw.. He cut the top of his thumb off, making a bird table, would you believe it. Did think to start off with that he would need plastic surgery, but the Doctor's said that as it was a Diagonal cut, running from the top & down the side that it should heal itself. He's having to have, the wound dressed every three days. The first picture was taken on Tuesday, when the first lot of dressing came off and the second photo was taken today.. Gross... But it seems to be healing nicely...
Took some Photo's of the foals this afternoon. Its so hard to get any decent photograph's in the Stable, cause they follow me around all the time and want cuddles. Managed to get a couple and then got Mick to take a couple, while I was on my knees in the Stable giving them a cuddle. Their coats are so thick now, like little Teddy Bears...
I'd like to introduce a friend of mine Debbie Dunbar. Debbie is a very accomplished Equestrian Artist. I first saw some photographs of Debbie's work at the Riding School that Harry attends. I can only say that her paintings, which are all done in Oils are breathtaking. She has done commissions for H.R.H Prince of Wales Private Collection, The Kings Troop and the Welsh Pony & Cob Society, to name but a few. If you'd like to see more of Debbie's wonderful paintings, and maybe even order a commissioned piece, please have a look at her web site www.debbiedunbar.net. This is a picture of one of her Greetings Cards, which she kindly gave me this evening. I've also put a link to her site in my side bar.
Today the old feeding troughs were taken out of the Barn. We gained at least another 2FT by removing them. The blocks laid out on the floor are roughly were the new Stable walls will be built. Mind you all that Rubble on the floor has now got to be moved, so think of me tomorrow on the Wheelbarrow.
Just got back from dropping Archie at his new home. He was really good in the trailer and when we got there, he walked lovely up the Lane to the stables. I'm over the Moon that he's gone to such a lovely home. (Remember this is the first Pony I've ever sold & I Love him to bits). He's got two little friends in the stable next door Monty & Gizmo, but their not quite as friendly as Archie. Carol showed me the beautiful Name plates , that she's had made for their stable doors. Black slate with each of their names engraved on them. I have a feeling that their all going to be thoroughly spoilt. Hopefully we will see Archie at the shows next year. I wish Carol & Tony every success with him.
Let the Foals out into the little paddock for a good run about. Also opened the gate into the garden, so they can wander at their leisure. Took these piccies today. Their all getting their thick winter coats. Aphrodite looks like she has a beard.
Still not 100% sure, which of our Mares are in Foal for next year. Harry went round with the Stethoscope, to have a listen for a Foal Heart beat. Hoping that our dear Cravat has left us with a legacy, be wonderful if he has. Especially if one, turns out to be Silver Dun like him. His girls were Minuet, Bebe, Tinkerbell and Katie. If he did manage to do the deed, his offspring will be due from the 3rd May 2009. It was the first time this year that Kai, was used on Mares, so don't know how many he managed to get in Foal. He was running with Lemony, Evie, Chrizzy, Lil, Muffy, Jasmine & Cameo. It will be a complete surprise for everyone to see what colours he throws. His offspring are due from the 11th May 2009.