|Posted on October 23, 2010 at 5:19 PM|
We had a big day yesterday, handling lots of horses, rearranging who goes in what paddock, and with whom.. It was hot, we got sunburnt, and the 4 legged peanut gallery was amusing to watch, while doing work on the the 2 smaller Waler mares. Everything got a good drench last Sunday and they all seem to feeling good- bar Brooky..who is sick of herself and has the pregnant mare crankies.
Comma came along well, thanks to Bede Preston, and the couple of hours he put into her, which was good follow up on the previous couple of hours that Carrie had put in. Midnight will be a pro by the time she is saddleworthy- she seems to stay within the same temprament, no matter what goes on; she is unafraid of us and uses her brain to get herself out of situations that she is uncomfortable in- she gives ground and "chooses" to do so, rather than just give in and live with whatever you do. Traveler had minimal attention, simply because time ran out, but both with have refresher courses until I am happy with where they are at. A big Thank You Bede for him taking the time to come out and give us so much help, and for trimming up Charlie's feet, which is always hard given he's so tiny and it's hard on the lower back!.
Zeena and Ruby have both gone home, after their paddock month with Colby- we look forward to what they will drop next foaling season! Colby was quite disgusted with their removal from his domain , and we will take him back out to the other farm, either until Brook and Katie are ready to go in foal again or we get another outside service order. Any outside mare servicing with be done in the stockyards, but naturally, without handserving or too much interference. The yards are well set up for that as they are both tall and strong, making it easy to lock the two involved alongside each other but out of reach, until the mare reaches the appropriate readiness.
Pia's injury is healing nicely, thank goodness- and I finally got to get a hand on Katie's colt. He didn't know it was me and he was busy getting a drink...but we'll get there!!
We are also awaiting news on a Waler stallion; Graham Mathrick , of Circle M is keeping his horse picking eye out for us, to find us a good stallion to be our stud horse into the future. It looks like he has found us another mare too, which will be fantastic. In the meantime, however, we are looking forward to Wedgetail Equine's Waler stallion, Talara Alpha Varekai coming over to visit our 3 Waler mares in Jan/Feb ...and hopefully get some more lovely babies on the ground next year.
Circle M www.circlemwalers.com.au
Wedgetail Equine www.wedgetailequine.com
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