All of the horses are doing well, particularly the new arrivals. Joker, our shire horse, is now approaching seven and has really started to fill out. Spring grass will make him. He has a superb temperament.
Paddy, who we bought from a horse fair in Ireland, has turned out to be a really good gamble. He has a great personality, calm with traffic and mountain bikes. We wish we could have ten of him.
Bella is a smart coloured horse who is very good with dogs, traffic and bikes. She was perfect on New Years Day hunting, even at a very busy meet for the first time. She kept up all day and did not put a foot wrong. Not sure she likes being in a busy yard with 23 other horses, she has done nothing wrong but she is a bit mare-ish. We’ll have to think on what to do with her.
Lily came from Wales and belonged to a friend of mine. We were not too sure at first but now she is in work we have seen a huge change. She has lots of stamina and loves to work, is fast and also a very good jumper. However she can be very very stroppy and definitely not to be messed with; very near the top of a the pecking order.
There’s mud everywhere but all the horses are in really good condition, the winter has not been too bad so far!