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Horse Diaries: For Sale:

Being a Big Brother …

Horse: Mr Grey - February 4th, 2011

As the ultimate role model and the one who is most likely to behave himself, yesterday Gray accompanied Poppy one her first EVER hack out. He proved himself a little superstar and performed his big brotherly/looking after/reassurance/company duties to his upmost ability!

He even went to the extent of being the proud carrier of ‘Gray-Cam’ and got some good if not a little wobbly footage of Poppy strutting her stuff. it all goes ok until we have alittle trot at which point it makes you feel a bit sea sick!!

Gray – Cam

Poppy this week

Horse: Poppy - February 4th, 2011

Poppy is going from strength to strength and has been ridden every day. She is coming on in leaps and bounds and this week has been cantered under the saddle.

She remains calm, gentle and willing to cooperate despite the most definitely gale-force winds that were thrown on her this morning! She is sleeping now – Poppy seems to be the most proficient horse on the yard at ‘power-napping’ – good on her is what i say must get it from her owner!

Here’s another video of her taking part in one of her favourite activities yesterday – loose jumping …

Please pay paticular attention to the speed demon that calls himself Brandy (the Jack Russell) …

Poppy Loose Jumping with Brandy!

Welcome to England …

Horse: Poppy - February 4th, 2011

Poppy arrived with us at the end of September from Ireland. What a treat she had yesterday she finally got to see what England looks like! She was taken out on a hack with Gray yesterday and what a little star she was.

Despite the not quite gale force winds she behaved impeccably, they did a good couple of miles and she really enjoyed herself. This girl continues to surprise us with how well she takes on any challenge …

Have a look for yourself at the videos – sorry about the wobble factor the footage came from ‘Gray – Cam’!

Hacking Out with Gray

Hacking out

Poppy Progress …

Horse: Poppy - January 26th, 2011

Poppy is going from strength to strength and is being ridden in the school daily. She is enjoying work and showing real potential.

We are lucky enough to have a round pen with a Martin Collins surface which the horses love for a good roll!

Here is Poppy showing off her skills with a bit of loose jumping, watch that pop!!

Loose jumping – what a pop …

Not only is she coming along nicely under the saddle she has been fantastic to handle in the stable. She is quiet, well mannered and very affectionate below is a video showing how calm she is having her feet picked up – followed by another one of those loose jumping pops!

What a good lass!

Miss Rolo’s winning streak

Horse: Miss Rolo - January 26th, 2011

What a day for Miss Rolo – on Sunaday we hit the road and venbtured up to Greenlands EC ( to take part in their showjumping competitions. The turnout wasn’t massive but it meant that everything was nice and calm – just how we like it!

Both Miss Rolo and Faye did fantastic claiming both a red and a blue rosette.

The crowning glory has to be that she beat Matthew …

Click below for the winning performance

Miss Rolo’s winning performance

A showjumping weekend …

Horse: Uncategorized, Mr Grey - January 26th, 2011

 At the weekend we had a run out to what could be called our ‘local’ showjumping competition, Greenlands EC (

It was a fab day with the horses jumping starting at 2pm we had a leisurely set off which is quite rare!

We took three horses, 2 children and a dog so it made for a grand day out!

Click below to check out the video report of Mr. Gray …

Gray goes clear at Greenlands

Introducing Miss Rolo …

Horse: Miss Rolo - January 26th, 2011

Ridden by Faye, Miss Rolo is a multi talented, bay, mare – she can jump, drive and is generally as quiet as a mouse.

Here is a video going strong up at Rowallan EC …

(she came second but was beaten by a super quick – just a bit bigger then a pony- horse, next stage is to work on a speed round)

Click on the link below …

Introducing Gray …

Horse: Mr Grey - January 21st, 2011

Here is our lovely little boy on one of his first times out at Rowallan EC last weekend …

Gray – Clear round Click on the link below

He did really well all weekend, barely touching a pole and as you can see he ain’t half rapid …

Introducing Poppy …

Horse: Poppy - January 19th, 2011

As we loved Marylegs so dearly we hunted out her sister and went and bought her!

She was somewhat scatty to begin with but now she trusts us she is the loveliest, sweetest, kindest Palomino EVER (excluding Marylegs who was equally as gorgeous)!


She is currently being broken and doing really well so watch this space for up dates!

Posing for the camera ...

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