As our beautiful Cayuse Scratch Me First made the long trip down to Arawood Stud in Wairoa to be bred to Enriched, L&T Dakota's Misty did the reverse journey to be matched with Mighty Luminous.
Hoping for a couple of superstars from these breedings!
The countdown is on to the arrival of 2 Mighty Luminous foals to classy visiting mares, due to foal around mid-November.
Skip's Supreme is still for sale, though breeding commitments will see him here until at least December, so if you've been thinking of breeding a mare to him, now's the time!
What a year... though can we say SLACK when it came to updating this news section (as well as working with horses).
There was a flurry of excitement as some quality girls visited Mighty Luminous for breeding in December, preceded by a flurry of interest in horses for sale from October onwards.
The gorgeous baby filly Momentarily Skipnotised was sold to an amazing home in Wanganui, where she will be joining her big brother, half sister and other family member when she's weaned.
Sadly, she'll never meet the big sister she's replacing - the super mare Momentarily Skipped, who left heartbreak behind her when she succumbed to a leg injury that healed, then unhealed more than a year later despite the very best of care. We couldn't ask for a better home and hope baby Sass will go some way to filling the big shoes that Mo left behind.
In August, our own farm was a very sad place following the sudden loss of Mighty Trinity to kidney complications, following a terrible bout of colic that came out of the blue. We're sorry, Trin and we miss you.
A change in personnel within NZ's Appaloosa Horse Association was a welcome surprise and once it was clear that it would no longer be actively detrimental to belong, I rejoined after a 3 year hiatus.
While I may never go back to sponsorship and outright support, I'm happy to once again be a member.
To round that out, Skip was awarded runner up ApHANZ performance sire for the year, with his good son GAB's Take A Few Skips doing good things in the show ring.
We're finishing off the year by offering some horses for sale that you just can't get anywhere else, so if you're in the market for something special, please don't hesitate to visit.
The gorgeous Skip's Supreme daughter Skiptomybling safely arrived in the UK!
Big congratulations to her breeder Barbara Grinter, new owner Izzy Tilley and everyone involved with her life so far... can't wait to see her kicking butt on the polo field!