When great nieces visit over Bank Holiday
Written by Sally Chamberlain   
Thursday, 31 August 2017 11:27

An unexpected visit over the Bank Holiday from Richard's side of the family from the "deep South" who decided to come and camp in North Wales - his niece, hubby & their three girls (10yr, 8 yr & 5 ys). Unfortunately I missed them as I was judging. Anyway they apparently had a huge amount of fun and though being non horsey all they wanted to do was be around our horses. They groomed nine of them ( time ran out for Moonriver but he did get supper) and insisted on helping with the evening feed. When it came to leaving,  the 8 year old wanted to stay and not go back to their camp site at Betwys y Coed!  As you can see from the lovely pictures taken by Toby (dad) all was good especially grooming a stallion (Moonshadow) without any restraint . Just love the temperament of our Appaloosas - that is why we  use USA bloodlines : quality and temperament assured.

So what do you do with non horsey youngsters and a stallion ?  Let them in the field of course. Mannog Moonshadow. 21 yrs

young. Getting a lovely brush from the girls. Behaving as you would expect any stallion to!!  He even shares his supper.


Fred (Mannog Zips Candy Man) getting a  brush from a 5 yr old. No trouble at all but can't quite reach the top bits.

The three geldings - Rio very curious, Rocky (bay) and Fred all OK. Think Rocky just a bit big but he got a brush as well.

                                                     The next generation of little helpers. Poo picking next visit methinks!

Love and cuddles for Shadow. He deserves it .  Super pic showing off his beautiful head. Love the jowels.