Posts Tagged ‘horse’

Now We Have a Shop!

November 20, 2009

A wide range of horsie stuff AND some fab books on empowering women.

An exciting day. We’ve just loaded Jude’s 20 favourite books into our very own shop.

Now you can see the key reads that helped shape Judy into the fine, strong (horse)woman she is today.

These titles have been read, used and highly recommended by her.

Just click the pic or this link to check out the range. And watch out for the CDs, DVDs and other beaut stuff that we’ll add to our shop down the track.


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Foal Play

November 14, 2009
Foal Play

Nothing can prepare a city dweller for the exhilaration of time with a foal.

When a foal steps out of your story-book imagination and into your arms, the effect is profound.

The look, feel and smell of this beautiful creature completely intoxicates your senses.

And when another foal joins in and they take turns nuzzling you, the feeling of connectedness with nature is unbelievable.

The mares don’t let everyone play with their babies: only the pure of heart. They can see right through you and they’ll violently defend against any perceived threat.

This makes it all the more amazing when they’re content to stand off and watch you romp in the grass with their offspring. Fabulous!

Hay is for Horses!

November 14, 2009
Straw

Because we grow our own, we KNOW it's good!

After a few dry years, we had enough rain for a good crop of hay. Here’s the first trailer load, brought in before a storm that was forecast but didn’t eventuate.

We love growing our own hay, because we know there’s only goodness in our soil, water and sunshine. And of course we compost everything.

We like to know exactly what’s going into our beautiful Morgan horses. We want them to grow strong, healthy and even tempered.

We let all our fields lie fallow on alternate years. This lets them recover naturally.

Sitting  on a bale of fresh hay at the end of a hot working day is one of life’s great pleasures.

Just wait till you read about our home-made lemon cordial!

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A Bounce in our days

November 13, 2009
Bounce on Hay Roll

Our beloved farm doggie, Bounce.

Bounce is another vital member of our team.

As well as an endless source of company and cuddles, she’s a vigilant guard dog, an expert ratter and an effective snake repellant.

Far from being afraid, our horses can’t get enough of Bounce and are forever trying to smell and nuzzle her.

When we take the 4WD to the top paddock, Bounce often tears along beside us – a white streak glimpsed through the tall grass.

When Bounce wants to ride, she can leap six times her height to make it through an open door.

You’ll often see her on the back seat; front paws on the arm rest, face out the window, checking that the herd is safe.

After posing for this photo, Bounce leapt off the big hay roll as if it were no higher than a doormat.

She ain’t called Bounce for nothing!

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Experience & Passion

November 13, 2009
Kristy And Jude

Kristy, our keen apprentice, learns from Judy, our master trainer.

What’s the use of knowing Morgans inside and out if you can’t pass on your wisdom?

We firmly believe in training young people for our future and that of the horse breeding industry.

To this end, we’ve taken on Kristy for a year. She’ll learn every facet of our business and become a valuable member of our team.

Kristy is a very fast learner and a lovely person. The horses absolutely love her and we’re very proud to have her in our farm family.

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There’s Something in The Water!

November 13, 2009
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Our water contains 13 ppm magnesium, which makes it ideal for horses.

Our property is situated over an artesian water bore. The geology of the land makes the water pure, sweet and rich in nutrients like magnesium.

Below is a copy of our water report, so you can see for yourself.

Stay tuned for an explanation of how this water is good for horses.

Jude has written a fascinating post on how magnesium benefits the health and wellbeing of our Morgan horse herd. Click here to check it out.

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Somewhat Deflated

November 13, 2009
Deflating Foal

Deflated foals are much easier and cheaper to post overseas. This one's about half empty.

We export horses to 16 countries, including Tasmania. Ever keen to minimise costs, we’ve pioneered the practice of foal deflation.

Though frowned on by some industry commentators, we’re confident this revolutionary system will gain ground over time.

It’s certainly popular with the kiddies.

Upon delivery, foals can be reinflated with 2-3 standard CO2 bulbs (as found in soda siphons). Alternatively, they can be left to self inflate overnight without ill effect.

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