Well, we’ve definitely had a busy week to say the least, the B&B has been busy with various different groups of Kayakers and Canoeists keen to get onto the River Dart whilst its high. All keeping an eye on the webcam to show the levels rising as it rains.
Also been handling our little foal who is now six months old, recently named Cavalier, I intend to show and compete him in Dartmoor Pony classes when he’s a little older and wiser depending on how he matures.
He was rather filthy the other day so I decided to shampoo him with a special horse shampoo, somehow he even stayed clean through the night! Took him a little time to get used to the hose but as you can seee, with a little encouragement he soon got used to the idea. It tends to be a good idea to get ponies used to various different situations when they are young so we gradually introduce washing with the bucket and hosepipe and travelling in a trailer once they have been handled and lead around the yard.
Washing the pony
Introducing our three ponies for sale October 2011
Blackator Ashley – part-bred Dartmoor gelding by Shilstone Rocks Starfighter. Frequently handled and wormed. First pony to come up to you in the field, especially if you have a bucket! A real sweety that would excel in driving/riding/pony club. Has done showcase days and horse agilty, doesn’t get too phased by anything. Never kicked or bitten, perfect for family home. To make 12.2hh. Sensibly priced to sell. £375
Blackator Belle- Heritage approved to make 11.2hh, this filly is by Merribridge Groomsman out of a (very good-looking!) DPHT mare. She has had basic handling, and been regularly wormed. She will be a fantastic pony for anyone interested in showing due to her lovely straight paces. Never kicked or bitten, a great character suitable for experienced family home £350
Blackator Black Knight – Pedigree to make approx 11.3hh, stallion potential, we were going to keep him, however we will sell him to the right home. He’ll make a super pony for anyone wanting to show. Fantastic straight forward action, showy just like his sire. Can geld for sale if required. £450