Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Update late April.

It is nearing the end of April and it has been a very early spring for us here in Prince Edward Island. As a result we have been able to work regularly in our out door arena and the horses are on pasture.

We like to get the horses out early even if there is not much grass growing. This eases the transition from haylege as they stay in side until they have eaten from the feeders and then go out to the pastures during the day. We do not worry about slowing the grass growth as we have lots of pasture even if it's growth gets slowed.

We have been training the three year olds and they are coming along "slowly but surely". The "C"s Crispin, Calypso and Crispin are all different in their personalities and pace of training. At this time they vary from doing walk figure eights with a rider to being led in the arena with a rider sitting on them. They are all super eager to work and it is always a major hassle at the gate as they all want to come out first. Always rewarding working with the young horses as they progress every training day.

Two of the "B"s (Four year olds)Bolshoy and Bastion are on break for a couple of weeks until Meg returns from Virginia where she is helping Martha school Bagatelle and Wiseman.

The "E"s now yearling are all in a growth spurt and are developing nicely. With the good footing they are showing us their moves !

We are watching two mares. Waltzlina (Jet Set/Haarlem) is due to Johnson later this week. She is all uddered and looks like only a few more days to go. Veganieta (Jazz/Zeoliet) is due a week later to Contango. She looks on schedule and we are looking fore ward to our first Contango foal.

No pictures of anyone at this time as they are all partially shed out and do not look their best !

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