I finally got the time to edit some pictures of my horses. It probably isn't the best work you have ever seen, since I'm just starting out. So I'm very gratefull for any tipps you can give me.
I'm going to start with introducing you to my riding school ponies. They are created after real horses. The horses I learned to ride with as a child. Sadly I had to stop riding because I didn't have the time for it anymore and our local riding school doesn't have them anymore. I don't know where they are now, but I hope they are in good hands.
So, here they are:
This is Bailys. He is a ten year old Highland Ponie gelding. Bailys is lazy, loves to cuddle and his best friend is his little sister Bibi. The two of them are inseparable. So we try our hardest not to seperate them, because if we do, well...let's just say that it get's really loud.
This is Bibi. She is Bailys eight year old little sister. Bibi is a little more alert than her brother. She is alway eager to learn and work. Sometimes Freya, who often rides her, has a few problems to curb her.
Competition and breeding horses
Broken Hill Stables is breeding and competing with Arabian horses. A few years ago we had some financial problems and Samuel and Jane Conolly had to sell all their Arabians. A year ago they started to rebuild and now all the horses we have are rescues from violent previous owners or from racetracks.
BHS Little Dove
Little Dove, or just Dove, has a very unusual coat colour, but I think that makes her especially beautiful. She is just six years old and came to us a year ago. Back then she was underfed and traumatized. Now she put some weight back on and we slowly started to train her for competitons. Dove seems to have a talent for eventing. From time to time she is still a little nervous and jumpy, but by now Penny can calm her down pretty quickly. The two of them took a liking to each other after Penny returned from College.
This beauty is just three years old and came to us a few weeks ago. She was a racehose, but her previous owner was just in it for the money. The moment she injured her leg and coudn't race anymore, he sold her to the slaughter house, where we rescued her from. Luckily her leg injury isn't to bad and our vet asured us that everything would be healed in a few month. Wich is good, because she is a bundle of energy and should run over our paddocks.
Soraja is nine years old and comes from a bad home. She is pretty underweight and was even beaten by her previous owner. But she is still very trusting and seeks out human contact. Once she is properly recovered we will train and ride her in dressage.
Corr came to us at the same time as Dove. The two of them are the same age and we have reason to believe that they grew up together. They are the best of friends and their first weeks with us, we could hardly seperate them. Now there are no problems with that anymore. Sometimes Corr is a little on the wild side and Sean, who occasional rides him, has his hands full with him.
BHS Running Order
Running Order as been with us for half a year. He is four and was a race horse before he came to us. He wasn't fast enough for his previous owner and he wanted to get rid of him. Now Running Order is with us and is slowly recovering of the strains of raicing. We want to put him on an eventing career, as soon as he is able to train again.
Neschad just came to us a few days ago. His previous Owner didn't know what to do with him anymore, because Neschad is considered unrideable. He is a real sweatheart, but if you put a saddle on him...he turns into the devil. We don't know what happened to him in his seven years of life, but we will work with him and keep you updated on his progress.
(Comments are very welcome!)