Strike a pose!
Check out this funky little fella posing for the camera. Galaxy is a stunner and doesn't he know it? With numbers down at the stud, we are having plenty of one on one time with Galaxy. He has started his basic training and is already comfortable with the halter on, being handled and touched all over and of course having a rug put on and taken off.
His facial markings is similar to his half brother Shiprock King's Diamond, but he has more bling. With four full length stockings and a splash of white on his left side, he truly is a flashy young colt.
Galaxy is certainly destined to be a professional show off when he is older.
Bec has started to introduce Rordan to the pleasures of wearing a saddle. Not any old saddle mind you, only the best for Rordan!
Rordan walked off with his saddle on and not a care in the world. He's going to be another easy horse to start under saddle.
So many of our Shiprock Owners opt to start their babies under saddle themselves. It's a testament to the character and easy going nature of King's Gold progeny and Rordan is no exception.
Not long ago, a very brave 9 month old ISH called Hector (previously Limerick) loaded into the back of a big truck like a pro and set off on the adventure of a life time.
It always leaves us with a lump in our throats when we see our precious babies bravely loading into a truck without question, and just because we asked them to. But, we know that each and every one of them has an amazing future ahead of them, as we only sell them to the best of homes.
Hector had a very long trip ahead of him - all the way to WA, with plenty of stops in between of course.
On 2 August we received this lovely email from Amy and plenty of photos of the handsome devil. Looks like he's settled in all ready!
He's here! What a little darling...well not so little actually 😊 it's like he's been with us for months. He's enjoying some downtime with Saffy this morning as I knew she would look after him and stay close. They've trotted around together and made friends and now they're grazing peacefully together. It couldn't have gone any better. I'll add Baylee into the mix around lunchtime and I have no doubt all will be fine.
He's everything I expected and more. He's already called a few times when I've gone outside this morning. And he's showed us his VERY flashy movement...doesn't look like it takes too much effort to produce a VERY nice trot! How exciting.
Thank you so much! Just a few photos below from this morning...the first of many I would imagine 😊"
Shan and Graham Fleming are the proud owners of Shiprock Stud. With an unmentionable amount of horses at the stud, their days are never boring.
"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man"
"Go hug your horse. Someone probably loved a mare and carefully chose a sire. Someone devoted their life to a stallion they believed in. Someone chose to help mares make babies for a living. Someone sat up all night for who knows how long to help your horse into the world and someone kissed that wet nose. Someone put on the first halter, picked up the first hoof. Gave the first bath and tightened the first girth. It took a lot of hearts to carry your horse to you. They gave many moments of their lives, many breaths, many stomped toes and broken boards. Hug your horse for them..... they did it believing in your horse's future, so make it a good one"