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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Goings on

A lot has been going on at Holy Moly Farm, so I'll try to summarize. In April, Stevie (Brook Hill Syndication) went back to Brook Hill Morgans on lease, to pick up some experience trail riding. His mama, Piper, is expecting a foal in July; can't wait to see what little sister/brother looks like. Stevie's resemblance to Piper is striking--Brook Hill's owner, Heather Pinet, had been telling me so but until I saw them side by side, I didn't realize just how striking it was. They were twins, other than Piper's bulging belly.

In May, Pete (Holy Moly Poseidon) turned two, and two weeks after his second birthday, he went off to New York to be a stud for Peter Clark, owner of 3 fine Lippitt mares—Wood Run Comfrey and her daughters Thornfield Thistle and Thornfield Holly. Holly is still too young to breed — she's the same age as Pete himself — but if given the opportunity, I suspect Pete would be happy to show that the same isn't true of him. I would love to see him have a foal next spring!

With Stevie and Pete off the farm, Mark has turned his attention to training Ray, with an eye toward getting him bred this summer. He's moving along nicely so far. We've also gotten Rusty into the training ring, partly because it's long past time that horse started serving his original intended purpose (riding horse for Nate and Eric) and partly because he got so worked up watching Ray in the round pen, we figured it would do him good to have a little of the same. The wet weather in May didn't do much for Rusty's feet (he has always been susceptible to hoof infections when the weather is damp, and his feet are currently a mass of bacteria), but he's at least still sound and with treatment, we are hoping the infections will clear up.

5:29 pm edt 

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