We are starting to shake off the winter doldrums and spending some time working horses. We’ve sold four horses over the Winter, and lost one that suddenly became ill overnight and passed away despite hours of attendant care from our vet and family. It never gets easier no matter what their age. The sold horses are all doing well at excellent homes.
Amber and Kimberly have braved the mud and are starting to ride again.
John has about six days off this week and in to next. Hopefully, the weather will be nice and he and Michael, Noel and I, and maybe some of the grandkids, Elizabeth and Caitrin can work on some driving horses.
We have two two year old mares: Sleipnir Hiwassee (Sleipnir Sequoyah x NEJ Golddust Emma) (Black) and Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca)(Dark Chestnut). Both are ready to start some driving training. The ladies are both for sale. Very different styles, but definitely both are poster girls for the Sleipnir Morgans. Of course, right now they are muddy and still have their long coats.
There are also several other mares that need riding and/or driving training. Many are for sale and some are not. Some are planned to be new members of the broodmare band. But that doesn’t mean that they cannot also be fun to use around home.
We have several nice geldings that we want to work with under saddle and /or pleasure driving. And the stallions are so gorgeous and we haven’t done enough to be driving and riding them.
We have a ‘new to us’ pleasure driving show cart due to arrive sometime soon. Michael and I are setting John to searching for a second easy-entry cart. Travis has ours while he is working S. Onstar…wow, look for new pics of her soon. She looks super!! She can do anything from amateur saddle to Pleasure Driving to Roadster to Bike. Which, speaking of…we are looking for a nice reasonably priced used horse sized roadster cart for her for this show season. If you know of one, please let us know. She is ready.
No foals are planned for our farm for this year. So sad. I miss the foals in the years when none are due. Fortunately, the Nerlands at R’surene Morgans have three due. So, I can get my ‘foal fix’ there!
We are working on plans for some new crosses. There are several mares of our breeding that we’d like to work in to the foaling path.
Also, the four gentlemen stallions are available for off farm breedings. I look forward to their foals for others as much as I do theirs for us.
This time of year is soooo busy on the Farm…horses, greenhouse, Antiques…other critters…clean-up from storm damage…we had alot of storm damage this year…paperwork (always)…gardens to ready…carrots to feed to the whole gang…and so much more.
But there is always time for visitors…friends old and new.
We are OPEN Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am until 4 pm. But, also other times by arrangement. Come see all the gang…two weanling colts, to be gelded through senior citizen retirees that have made it through another Winter. Someone is almost always here on the farm to show you around.