Friday 13th May- Stable News
So this week we have turned out the majority of the horses for their 6 week summer holidays. This involves firstly roughing them off, then taking all their shoes off and then turning them out on the beautiful downs. They get a real chance to be a herd again. We have the geldings in one field and the fillies in another.
We have a few in to run over the summer, Didtheyleaveuoutto goes to Chelmsford on Saturday and then Zuba will also have a summer campaign. We also have a few of the New younger horses continuing their training who only started with us in the Spring. That includes "Mildred" a half sister to "Kings Krackertara" and and Unnamed "Procunsul" filly and " Pip Away" a Getaway Filly. They will continue their education and will go away for a gallop soon to see where we are with them.
On Sunday we will go to the Goffs store sales at Doncaster to look for some NEW store horses, which is always very exciting time and they will be broken in over the summer months.
All the team go on their holidays too and have a well earned break. The whole yard gets steam cleaned and painted, and any maintenance work is carried out.
we have also just opened the two "Glamping Pod" named after "Theo's Charm" and Tullamore Dew " which have access straight on to the downs and are a great base for anyone wanting to explore the South East . These are a great addition to out two holiday lets. www.thedownsstablesholidays.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.