First Quarter of 2020

it was a long and hot summer and I’m glad we were spared any bushfires, but it was such a devastating fire season. We only few small ones, but nothing serious or close by. Some very smokey days though.

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Toys: pool noodles

Part 1 of a series about toys I use in horse education - pool noodles

Why use pool noodles

  • they are relatively cheap
  • they are very safe to use as they are soft and really can’t cause injury to horse or rider
  • they are nice and colourful
  • they are light (good for kids and grandmas)
  • they move easily, so whether horses step on them or over them they may move which makes horses look at them and think

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Open letter

It has come to my attention that there may be some confusion in relation to my stud activities. To save everyone time and the dreary inconvenience of having to rely on hearsay (both the innocent and the other variety), here is the concise version – straight from the horse’s mouth. Instead of addressing some of the Chinese whispers, here is what I currently do, what the history is behind it, where I’m aiming at, and some of the stuff I believe in as a breeder.

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Skill at arms clinic - February 2018

The MEA (Military Equitation Association) held a skill at arms training day at Unicorn Park. It was the second such clinic I’ve been to that was taught by Phillip Leitch, and it was very good. Yvonne was injured and couldn’t attend, but Amber came along. I rode Sparky at his second ever public outing, and Amber rode Keldan.

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Foaling season wrap up - 2017

Foaling season for 2017/2018 finally came to an end, when Pinta finally had her colt in mid January. Six happy and healthy foals as hoped and expected. A few more colts than I had ordered, but I am very pleased overall. Some of these adorable guys are for sale. Head over to my sales listing for more info.

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Timeline Festival 2017

The 2017 Timeline Festival was held at Kryal Castle on the last October weekend. It was a fantastic weekend full of watching lots of fantastic reenactment, riding, meeting people and enjoying the atmosphere. If you didn’t go - don’t miss next year!

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May 2016 Updates

Yvonne and I went to some fun events, a Downunder Extreme Cowboys training day at Rokewood, and a Skill at Arms training day in Ballarat (organised by the Victorian Goldfields Medieval Fair folks).

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May Training

I’ve had a busy time with visitors and horse training. The lovely and colourful Nick graduated from horse primary school and went home with his owner Alison.

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