Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Introducing Dakota de Kingmaker

Our oldest mare Lass (Akehurst Heather's Lass) foaled just before 7am on the 7th May 2013, bringing a beautiful, long-legged, jet black filly into the World. We have named the filly Dakota de Kingmaker as a reminder of the fantastic holiday Martin and I spent in the Black Hills of Dakota, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in the USA  last year.

This is Dakota at 1 day old, firstly in her stable, then outside for the first time :

Dakota is a very confident foal who loves to run. At just 1 day old, she was doing full circuits of her field at gallop, much to the consternation of her dam who had to abandon the important task of eating to keep up with her foal. Clearly no-one has told Dakota that newborn foals are supposed to do small 10 metre circles around their mother, not 2 acre sprints!
This is Dakota given her mum a good work-out. Lass will have her figure back in no time at this rate :

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Little Miss Speedy

Destiny is now 3 days old and she has discovered GALLOP!!!


After watching Destiny enjoying life to the full, the day ended with a truly spectacular sunset. We're quite used to the more standard orange sunsets as we have nice views across our fields to the West, but we have never seen such a pink and violet sky before. Nature at it's best!