Well, that two months flew by! The foals are weaned now and everything went smoothly. The two colts, Derry and Donahan are starting to roughhouse a bit more and Lenah, the filly wants absolutely nothing to do with them! They are maturing nicely and all of them are super well behaved when we take them into the barn one by one for grooming or a trimming by the farrier.
We started our three year old, Buchanan, (Bonheur/Hampton/Dauphin) this year. He is lots of fun and so willing and easy going. We have had him out trail riding around the property and hope to continue through the winter if weather permits. Our four year old filly, Bellezza, (Bonheur/Beau Soliel/Warkenson) was at the trainers this spring and summer and is now off for the winter. She will start back up under saddle in the spring. She is a perfect size for me so she may be sticking around 🙂
We are only having one foal this year but I think it is going to be a really nice one! Our mare Highland Lily is in foal to Dancier. She has been an incredible broodmare for us. All of her foals have her easy going, sweet temperament and super movement. Below is a video of Darlequin, Lily’s 2019 foal who we are looking forward to breeding in a year’s time. She, like her dam, is pretty special 🙂