Today a very special horse joined the Bramona Team, I would like to officialy welcome Balloo's Duskanny or known as Dusty.
Dusty is a lazy 13 year old gelding who I actually bought a few years ago but due to some difficulties he never arrived. I got into contact with his owner (@paige) and I was finally able to get him home. It has been so long since I have seen this gorgeous boy and I can not wait to watch him grow and see how we grow together as a team. He will be primarly trained in show jumping but dressage could become a second option. He is still getting used to the Brazilian heat wave, aka the beginning of summer, so I decided to let him rest while he adjusts. After his long trip, he was very sleepy (reminds me of Panda hahah) and found every possible position to nap. I attached some photos of him napping, we let him out in the field when he arrived but he shortly started overheating so he will be sleeping inside the cool stables tonight. I of course had to attack a picture that Paige sent me which I think is the cutest photo ever.
PANDA x ROBIN
So as I mentioned before, my main competition mount is going to be a mommy. I decided that she would be the perfect mare to have a foal for me to train up a few months ago and got into contact with Mark (@Tobii) to ask if he had any studs. At this time I knew I wanted a stud that had some kick to him considering how lazy Panda is, I needed some genes of speed. Mark had the perfect stud for this, EYEC Robin Hood who is a ex racehorse on the verge of retirement. Things slowly fell into place and today was the day that Panda got inseminated by Robin. Mark and I decided to do things the natural way and let nature take its course which went great. The vet will come out next week to check up on Panda to see if things worked out. In the mean while, I attached a stall cam in Panda's stall so that when the birth does eventually come I will be prepared. Of course the first thing I see when I get onto the feed is her napping.