Teddy arrives for breakfast & dinner daily by our dining door.
Last night was one of my worst equine worry nights as Bella, my riding horse and Level 3 Parelli horse came down with Colic. Auckland Vet, Tim, came and treated her and said she was on the borderline of losing her and we rushed her through to Vet Associates Clinic outside Drury and I watched as they treated her. I must say she was a perfect patient and all I did was pray and use calming phrases to her. The vets probably thought "do we have to listen to - you'll be fine, you are doing so well" all the time. Felicity, the vet there, was marvellous and I went home knowing she was in the best of hands. She is still not out of the woods but is a lot better in herself - standing and not rolling all the time. If horses could just spew we wouldn't have this problem!
It is not until you loose something or someone you realise how important they are to you. I spent years training her and when it came to going in for treatment, it showed by how she did everything I wanted her to. I realised that I won't ever have another riding horse at my age that I trust so much.
Please note our front page of this website for details in pink of what is on each day. It is especially useful for you to know if we are going to the farmers market. I couldn't go today as Hayley and I were with Bella.
Just phone (09) 292-9231 if you want to know anything I can help you with. The old phone number is now cut off as it was rarely working properly.
Tiffany produced a lovely girl foal on 25th October. I hope you will come and see her. She can be a little skite roaring around the paddock at only weeks old bucking and carrying on for our notice. It was funny because Brittany, our granddaughter, went to get all the horses in and she came back to me and said "they won't come as they are all gathered around Tiffany and her foal". I said "foal, she is not due to have her foal for another month" but there she was without any human help bright as anything. Whew, what a relief. So being Brittany who found her we had to find a name starting with 'B' and so she is called Becky.
Rebecca Tasker and I have just made up a little show for people to see in the summer months. We have Merlin, fetching squeaky toys, Casper doing the Spanish walk, Jodi jumping through hoops, Tiffany and Becky - well I don't know what yet! - Star doing his usual on a stand and Dannyboy saluting. Sally the sheep may bounce a ball back - you never know! Whatever, they are having fun and I think you will enjoy the antics.
After 4 months of me not riding Bella she has commenced again like a real angel. Took her to Waitawa Regional Park and enjoyed the stunning views without having to think about my horse playing up so I guess now that she is 8 years old I can say she is properly 'broken in" - what horrible words. She is now gentled to a stage where we are a partnership.