The mares went off to stud yesterday – very excited. ¬†Wonder why?
Maybe because they knew that these two handsome guys were waiting at Haras de Cazals for them. ¬†Quoutsou on the left and After Eight des Muses on the right.
Just to bring you up to date, we’ve been busy around the country adding new members to the team for this year. ¬†Here goes –
Some of you will already have met our first arrival who came in September last year¬†but for those of you who came earlier in the year meet Atila taking his first look around at his new home as he came out of the box
He travelled well and was very calm after his journey of around three hours. ¬†Off to his paddock for a rest and then hopefully ready for a light workout in the school tomorrow.
He took it all in his stride and he and Tanya got on very well together
What a star and Tanya’s face says ‘I just love this guy!’
He’s gone on from here and they have competed very successfully in several dressage competitions through the winter season. ¬†He’s up and going and ready to accompany rides this summer.
Our second new arrival came just before Christmas. ¬†Tanya and Chris set off at 5.00am with the trailer for what ended up as a 15hr trip to see a very big boy to join the team, namely a Normandy Cob. ¬†During this epic journey they passed through the volcanic mountains of the Massif Central and here is one of the shots that Tanya took from the motorway
When they finally got home it was too dark for photos so here he is saying good morning to Atila over the fence this morning – Tonnerre.
It’s quite amazing what a big horse can do – here’s Chris mounted for the first time in ages and out enjoying time with Tonnerre after only a few days of getting to know him. ¬†He’s settled in really well and is now waiting to meet you all soon.
For number three we all set off for the day on a trip to look at several horses that we had seen. ¬†Sun was shining and a lovely lunch followed by finally seeing a really beautiful girl. ¬†Having ridden her and talked¬†over Tanya and Chris set off next day yet again with trailer and when they got back Ursala had arrived.
Out of the trailer and looking around
Starting to fit in with the team working with Chloe
These new guys are now getting along very well with the existing team and as usual everyone is looking forward to seeing you all very soon