Unfortunately for me, things continue to be on hiatus with my riding as Evie required a blind wolf tooth to be removed and now has a lovely hole in her gum which needs healing.

Swell.

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Tedious for me, but incredibly necessary.

Sadly this has left me a little bored, and with a lack of things to write about on that front.

What else do I have you say?

Well, now let us see….

How about some Pepper?

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So much sass in such a little body

My spicy little girl is 6 months old now and about to be weaned. She is by the Australian super sire Contenda out of a Brilliant Invader x Souvenir thoroughbred mare (unraced, all performance breeding).

I will be honest when I say that I was secretly hoping for a bay (nope) colt (also nope). At the end of the day I knew I would be happy with sound and healthy.

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We got the sound and healthy part down pat though. Also big.

My track record with chestnuts has been poor to say the least, however I do love a good mare. The problem is finding one.

Chestnut one = personality clash

Chestnut two = crippling soundness problems

Needless to say, she has me absolutely wrapped around her little finger and I cannot wait until she is old enough for me to bring her up from the farm in Victoria.

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Who could resist this face?

I am hoping to get all groundwork and manners consolidated long before she is broken in, potentially even doing a few in hand shows if she doesn’t get hit with a case of the fuglies.

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Seems unlikely but I am slightly biased.

She is looking like she may end up being rather large. I am guessing somewhere in the region of 16.2+ hands but I am yet to “string test” her. At any rate she is has far surpassed the German Riding Pony born a month before her and her knees are quite big.

Hoping to get home and see her soon for some more cuddles – she loves her scratchies and I miss her terribly.

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Until next time (and hopefully with a more exciting bit of news),

Ella and Pep xx

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    1. That she is! Absolutely loves her people and so far has been an incredible pleasure to work with.

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  1. Gorgeous little filly!

    Hope that wound from the wolf tooth heals soon. When I had them pulled on my 3 year old, I just did some easy lunging with a cavesson, no bit, and some hand walking for 3 days and she was good to go.

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    1. I was given the go ahead to ride again from last weekend but I am saddleless at the moment. Just lunging for us until (hopefully) Monday

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