There are four new photographs on the Photo page starting…

May 23, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

There are four new photographs on the Photo page, starting from number one. We have very few photographs left.

Smuggler the Horse that we brought down from the paddock when Sonny went last week. Photograph taken by Vicky who with her Mum Dad and Boyfriend are on holiday at Denbury this week.

Ewy by the Horse field gate. Again taken by Vicky.

Cygnet from Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset. Lisa, Eastleigh, Hants.

Butterfly. Anjela Connecticut

Chapel built into the rock in Sedona Arizona. Anjela Connecticut.

We have started to break Smuggler so that he can be a riding Horse. He is being kept in Arnie and Breezes stable block. We are giving him a lot a attention, one thing that he hasn’t had for a few years, when he was in the paddock with Sonny. For all the lack of attention that he has missed he is a very kind Horse.

Smuggler was born at Denbury a little over four years ago. When he was born he belonged to some one else who was a Tenant on the Farm. When the Tenant move out he sent Smuggler to another Horse livery yard. As he didn’t pay for the livery, Smuggler was left out in the Winter without being rugged or given any feed other than Hay. He was only about nine months old, being a thoroughbred he did need a lot more care than he was given. The following Spring I purchased Smuggler and he came back to Denbury.

I delivered Smuggler when he was born. Smuggler was his Mother first Foal and initially she was not very interested in him. I had to milk the Colostrum off of his Mother and bottle feed Smuggler. After a few days of persevering with holding Smuggler on to his Mother udder, she eventually accepted him. So Smuggler is a little special to us.

With Smugglers breeding he should make a very good jumping Horse. After breaking him to the saddle we will start to get him to jump on a lunge line in the sand school. Once jumping we will then make a decision on his future. If he is good at jumping he will be wasted at Denbury and we will have to decide if to sell him or find a rider who would want to compete with him in either eventing or show jumping. We will have to wait and see, but we will show him working from time to time when he is being broken.