This blog is just a spare time thing - when I have the chance I'll write, but generally I'll just add to the main pages of this site.
|Posted on May 7, 2013 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
I have a request from everybody, as well as my overseas followers- here in Australi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 29, 2012 at 2:00 AM||comments (0)|
If you go to our Links page (drop down under the Blog page) you can find all the relevant links for the info and news about the Waler Legacy Project, Waler horses, studs, reputable trainers etc.. :-)
Or follow this link!!
|Posted on November 27, 2012 at 9:40 PM||comments (0)|
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Well!! What a year! With four gorgeous filly foals on the gro...
|Posted on November 2, 2012 at 3:00 AM||comments (0)|
We now have all four of our mares foaled down, ...and 4 fillies:D! I don't think the odds are generally that good so I'll put it down to first season good luck.. All are by Ong Bak, and all are showing the lovely calm personality that he and the mares possess. All are also named for our Israeli friends, with a hebrew theme. Not a bad first season to date... We are really ecstatic with our drop.
On another very happy note, our resident poo-picker-upper is in the process of fi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 1, 2012 at 1:05 AM||comments (0)|
For those of you who have kept up to date, you will now by now that we have 2 new little ladies hooning about our paddock- Grassbrook Eden's Dream is CM Midnight's stunning little offering, by our beautiful Ong Bak- And Grassbrook Yalda Ketana is out of my lovely mare, CM Juliet's Pride, also by Ong Bak. We yet have Traveller and Quest to foal, and the waiting is horrendous. Travvy is the side of the proverbial barn, and Quest not far behind.. This 2012 season we will have four Waler ba...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 1, 2012 at 1:05 AM||comments (0)|
All our Waler foals are by the same WHSA stallion, Ong Bak, and there will be some we sell, due to not fitting the genetic pool and direction of our own stud. We will be making that decision constantly throughout our stud-life. We are willing to take expressions of interest for breeding foals out of our mares from our stallions; We will require time, forethought and deposits for that though:
For example, Juliet will not be foaling next year, as I have work for her between w...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM||comments (0)|
Well, we attended on the weekend with 3 horses, and came away with ribbons! Our 2 Waler mares, Juliet's Pride, and CM Desert Traveller were 1st and 2nd, then Champion and Reserve Champion. Not bad for our 1st Waler class.
Having won ribbons for our Walers, we are excited about the next show, at Moonbi, here we will be taking just the one horse, Colby this time, and trying to win a few with him. He is currnetly under ridden work, and we hope to have a few more classes t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 19, 2012 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
After much contemplation, we have decided to offer up our young ASPA/BH (3/4 ASH, 1/4 Welsh) stallion Grassbrook Colby, for sale. Due to our wish to concentrate on our Waler breeding, and streamline the stud's focus, he is being advertised in the March Horse Deals . We will continue to work with him, and hope to take him to some local shows, but if he is sold before then, so be it. The mental strain of having to have a minimum of 6 paddocks for separate herds and stallion paddocks is all gett...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
Well, the 21st January weas our 1st ever show date. We took the pally Pia, and CM Desert Traveller- We had a ball. Pia took out a 2nd in the coloured mare/filly class (& even though she was super excited, and kept looking for Travy) and Traveler spent 99% of her day asleep. Not bad for a station bred, foundation mare.. We are incredibly happy with her, and look forward to getting our horses out this year..the Gunnedah All Breeds Spectacular is in a fortnight, and althoug...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 11, 2011 at 3:50 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted on November 7, 2011 at 7:55 PM||comments (0)|
Well it dawned sunny, warm and bright; a beuatiful day for shopwing off some of our lovely Walers!
It was a great day, with people interested in talking horse, seeing a "real, live Waler" and meeting some new poeple. Morning tea was a hit, with the lovely food and the more lovely lodies who served and kept the urn hot, and the plates full..
All in all, we are quite happy with the outcome...and watch this space, because we are already planning another for next yea...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 2, 2011 at 3:40 AM||comments (0)|
I have had quite a few enquiries about accomodation in Manilla, for the coming weekend, so I have some detail following:
Ambleside B&B - 0267851517,
Manilla Motel - 0267851306.
There are also pubs who have accomodation and rooms available in the main st...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 30, 2011 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
Some of you may already know, but it is Beersheba Day today : in memory of the charge of the Australian Lighthorse into occupied Beersheba, Beersheba Day commemorates that Charge at Beersheba, on Oct 31st, 1917, for the gaining of the wells for the allied forces was a pivotal point of WW1; the subsequent end to Turkish occupation of Israel, and the surrounding areas, named Palestine, by the British.
Next month, on the 11/11/2011, is Remembrance Da...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 14, 2011 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
WHSA statment on foundation selection, breed evolution, and breed continuance.
|Posted on September 28, 2011 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
It's Pony Camp time again, and at the risk of being a killjoy for all the older kids, I am a bit glad at the drenching we copped through the night and so far this morning..Pony Camp with Willa is going well, with her 4th birthday shared by lots of kids yesterday. I'm so glad the littlies only have the morning of classes and sessions; she is so exhausted through the afternoons, that she conks out on the lounge and sleeps for hours. Since today is thoroughly wet, and there looks to be no ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 22, 2011 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
There are many WW1 photos, available to look at on the War Museum's online archive. I have been sifting through the photos, and have found some beautiful examples of mounted cavalry horses. I encourage anyone with an interest in either horses or Australian history to have a look.
follow the links to get you there easily!
|Posted on September 22, 2011 at 6:55 PM||comments (0)|
Well, it is steaming on into October- Pony Camp starts on Sunday afternoon, and I'm slowly getting more organised. Gear to check, bags to pack and all that!.. In the meantime, generally working hard towards the Open Day we have planned for the 5th of November. I'm really looking forward to school holidays again, Camp with take up a lot of the first week, but the second week I'll be working on Walkabout a bit, and with Pia, as she will be for sale soon. We'll bring the both of them in an...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 3, 2011 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
Well, it is the 4th of September- my husband's birthday, and to a point, Christmas for Onggy! This last week has been a long one- We've had trade cattle to sort and get organised for sale, Lambs to draught and also get organised for sale... I have managed to ride 3 times in the one week!!! Which is generally completely unheard of! Between paperwork/officework, kids and school, the normal goings on of a week..Somehow, I squeezed in some very satisfying quiet grooming moments w...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 31, 2011 at 5:15 PM||comments (1)|
After many months of being sick, being away, being busy and the weather being crummy...I finally got sick of not knowing what my gorgeous big stallion is like to ride..we started with the usual burr removal, brushing , cleaning, hoof tidying...then saddled him up and then did the lungeing- first in the round yard then out in a bigger area- As soon as you have this horse' ear, you have him. It is easy to draw his attention, and he is a very responsive horse.
I finally got ti...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 22, 2011 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
This link is for a Australian kids show, and the segment they did on the Waler horse. Check it out and see some lovely specimans in action (Including their owner!).