Sunday, January 30, 2011

Where did this one come from?


OK, I know Appaloosas are a growing thing, they’re getting more and more popular and there are even serious calls for an appaloosa class at shows, quite distinct from other fancy types.

But it’s not part of the plan, we don’t breed spotties!

Both lines he comes from are solid through and through (Halifax was the sire, a solid white warrior boy and the Dam was a multiple championship winning solid brown).

He’s about as cute as they come, so he has that going for him.

Name? Well for a short while he was Dipstick (after one of the 101 Dalmatians puppies) but no one else liked that. Currently he’s called Notyet and it might just stick:

Q: He’s sweet, have you named him?

A: Not yet…

The tour comes to Prados

The Tour Down Under is the largest pro-cycling event outside of Europe. Every January, at at least one point, it come through or close to our little, sleepy town of Meadows.


This time, for the first time in recent years, it came past the farm. The main race, followed by 8000 enthusiastic amateurs and TV crews from all over the world.

I knew we should have put some large roadside advertising signs up!