Friday, May 30, 2008

Charlton NPF

Charlton NPF (Concorde/Hamlet/Purioso) is now a one year old colt. We had an inquiry from a prospective buyer and we needed to do some photos. Normally we do not jump yearlings but jumped him over a small cross rail to show is style. We were very excited about how he looked and his natural ability to jump.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Again more foal pictures.

Any breeder will tell you that foal watching is a big waste of time. These pictures will tell you that it is time well wasted !

Monday, May 26, 2008

Foals on Pasture.

The two older foals are now out in the big pasture with their dams. The chestnut foal, Demarko, (Johnson/Floristan) is a colt. The bay filly, Denosa, is a Lord Sinclair/Tango. There is always some nice movement when the go out in the big pasture for first time.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Vuzarma's new filly

Vuzarma had a new filly (Verdi/Hamlet) last night.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Caprice photos

This time of the year we do some halter training with the yearlings. They have learned the basics as foals. As yearlings this is refreshed and they learn to stand, walk and to trot with the handler. At this age they progress very fast and after a few days of work they know all they need to know as yearlings. A few refresher lessons during the summer and they will be ready for appropriate work as two year olds next year.

We took these photos when we were working with Caprice a yearling Sandreo/Floristan.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Training in Virginia

Martha was joined by our niece Megan Crouse for two week of horse training and other activities in Virginia. The bay gelding is the five year old Wiseman (Lord Sinclair/Lancet) The Chestnut is the four year old Zandman (Quattro B /Cavalier)

Pasture time !

It was time for the two year olds to go out on the front pasture. We like to start them on the pastures just as the grass is coming up. That way there is not a big growth of grass when they go out. Ther is lots of acreage so there will still be plenty of grass even though the horses get an early spring start. The first thing they do when they go out is to gallop around even though they have been out in the smaller pasture. It is always exciting to see how they move.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

More foal pictures.

Our first two foals are out on fine days and are both growing well.