December 31, 2009

New Year, New Horse

Well we're out the other side of Christmas and I feel like I've been doing nothing but eating for the past week! Horses have all had a week off as well - I like to give them all a few breaks mid-season, especially if the ground gets hard. But as of tomorrow we're right back into it.
Pip & Alfie are on the market at the moment, and Mum will be spending the rest of the season jumping Gem. Zak is up in Masterton near Mum's place, but he won't be coming into work until after summer when the ground is nice and forgiving.
I will be getting Neo & Xev back to business, and Coco is due to come back in from her holiday as well. Shante will join Coco on the 'baby horse' training - hopefully I'll get both of them out to something by late January.
Tilly has gone off to her new home in Taupo, so that has left me with some time. Princess (who I schooled for a month last season) is coming back for a refresher, and a new horse, "Flip" will be joining us for some schooling & showing before going on the market. Here are some pics from when I tried out Flip:
And his first time jumping in about 3 years:
Then I have a cute filly booked to come mid-January, and she will just come along in the truck to see what the shows are all about, and perhaps get some led-work around the hills just to give her some exposure to different things. So it's looking like 2010 will start out busy!


Anonymous said...

Flip looks lovely - I'm sure Marie will be pleased to see him getting out and about.

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