Thursday, 14 January 2016

Equine Transformers

The great thing about working with young horses , is the change that takes place in front of your very own eyes. It's so rewarding. When you are caught up in the day to day reality of running a racing operation you don't always have a camera to hand or think of taking pictures all the time. Below I have some iPhone snapshots that actually do capture the phenomenon that I'm talking about.

The above picture was taken on Nov 12th 2015, the very day we picked this yearling filly up from her owner/breeder. Straight from the field as you can see :)

And below you now see her, "Cambridge Favorite", in a picture taken on January 11th 2016. It's horses like this that make the winter weather bearable . Such a little pro and tons to look forward to!

Sunday, 3 January 2016

May the Force be with YOU

With horses like Storm Troupour and Force of Destiny under our care , Saint Wendred's is  sporting a Star Wars theme these days.

In weather like todays you definitely need grit , determination and some "Force" on your side. This weekend we spent a lot of time at Chelmsford racecourse ticking all the boxes, a very important exercise for our upcoming debutants. 
Yesterday Shirocco Cloud worked form the gate , and today Force of Destiny (in the pictures)  came for a day out and a racecourse gallop. It was a big learning curve and this dress rehearsal helped our protégées to mature . 
Now, let's see how they come out of their works and before you know it will be time to make the first entries for 2016!