As I write this, I know in just a few days I will be exhausted from the work and the worry but right now I am SO ANXIOUS to welcome this year's foals! I'm ready! I am grateful that their dams are all looking wonderful, in top condition, and having healthy pregnancies. I am thankful … Continue reading Where are they?
Goodbye winter, hello Spring!
Tomorrow will be the first day of Spring, and I am longing for sunshine and green fields to welcome this year's foals. A naughty wind is blowing around some fresh snow, and my resolve to keep riding year round is failing me today. We have frozen crusty snowbanks and footing that isn't safe, so I … Continue reading Goodbye winter, hello Spring!
Well, the countdown is on! It's the time when our mares are starting to show that they are carrying next year's crop of foals. They are enjoying a few months of peaceful time, eating more, napping and looking beautiful while I work on a list of foal names and breeding plans. Avery should be first … Continue reading Baby bumps
Best way to end a busy day
This is the view that brings me back to a peaceful place, and helps all the stress of the day fade away. It's also my "why". Why I do what I do, breeding horses as some idea of an insane hobby. Horses are a luxury, no doubt but for those fortunate enough - this is … Continue reading Best way to end a busy day
It is a snowy winter evening, and I was digging through some photos and came across this one of Cocarina. Her expression says so much about her. A classy mare, her feminine features and soft eye gives you a glimpse of her intelligence. She is alert yet calm and composed. A seasoned competitor, even when … Continue reading Cocarina
Jumping into 2022
Lots to look forward to this coming year, we will be expecting 4 foals! Early May, Cocarina and Abbey might be fighting for the foaling stall. They were bred 2-days apart, and although horses have a pretty wide window for foaling - it'll be a surprise on who's first. June will see Britta, then Avaia … Continue reading Jumping into 2022
FALL slow-down & catch-up
It's been a busy year and I haven't taken time to share some updates. We had a few new additions to the farm this past year, and more planned for 2022. Abbey Road and Cocarina were both accepted into the Hanoverian Jumper Breeder Program - signifying they are elite mares suitable for breeding top-level jumpers. … Continue reading FALL slow-down & catch-up
Abbey is “on-deck”
Poor Abbey, she's looking very pregnant at present. She had a foal as a 4-yr old in Germany, and has been in sport since then so she has an athletic build. She is carrying "high & wide" and this photo does not do her size justice. The belly is WIDE, but she hasn't started to … Continue reading Abbey is “on-deck”
What a gem!
Our newest arrival has totally stolen our hearts. On Saturday, July 11 we welcomed Cocarina's newest addition "Glasgow's Ruby". She's a fiesty filly that exudes athleticism and demonstrates a phenomenal canter as she leaps and frolics. Full of sass, and the apple of her mother's eye - this one is special and she clearly knows … Continue reading What a gem!
2020 Aspirations & Outlook
It's a New Year, and I am looking forward to what's ahead. We have 3 really fantastic foals expected, and plans for this year's breeding season are well underway. I have 3 youngsters from my program available, and I would like to sell 1-2 this year. My darling Fabriana is at 235 days gestation with … Continue reading 2020 Aspirations & Outlook