Iron Crest/Ashrokh Stud || Boys will be boys || 12/07/'19 || Comments welcome
All these pons are absolutely gorgeous!!! Also sim Jill is very pretty!
@Kira-Kita thank you so much! I'm really excited to give them all a propper introduction, as well as the one who's missing out
waiting for the markings before making her! Sim Jill will soon also get a propper introduction! She'll be taking on one or two of the youngsters
@Jade-Nguyen thank you Jade! I'm really happy hearing these kind words and excited to keep my blog more updated.
Oh that first horse is really nice! I love that horse's red in their coat.
@Zinnia-Arvi thank you so much! I absolutely love all my bays haha!
Moving on and coming together
As announced a while ago, the founding mare to Iron Crest's dressage team has reached Matador title recently. This is no other then IRCE Allemande, our beloved bay mare. We've decided it's soon time for her to end her carreer in dressage, once she's reached grand prix level together with Alexandra. Together, Alli and Alex form a great team and even though they haven't been a team for a long time they really work well together
Even though Alli is nearing her final days in the show ring, she's still a rather young mare with lots of potential. Being a very trustworthy mare, Alli will be used as schooling horse for new riders trying to move up in their level. Besides, we're expecting one of her last foals soon! The sire we'll be keeping a secret for a while, he is also one of our beloved dressage founders who reached his Étoile title not that long ago!
And something non-horse related, the Equus Pride Parade! Here's Jess and me, we were just relaxing near the outdoor arenas discussing.... well, things.
And finally, a bonus picture of our expected newcomer. I think there are some people who've followed our stables for a while can guess who this gorgeous girl's sire is.
Congratulations Alli and Alex! Can't wait for the foal
A lost friend
A plessant surprise you can say. Today we welcome one of our old faces back at Iron Crest! One rather special mare again, another important founding mare of ours. IRCE Dieudonnée was sold a while ago to find a place where she can show her full potential. After a while of not hearing from, and seeing her during shows closer to her new home we tried to get in touch with her new owners. Unfortunately we had no luck, untill a short while ago. It was not her new owners we got contact with, but with a salesman who apparently knew us and our establishment. As he had no use for her, he decided to find her original owners. And so, Diaz came back home.
As we picked her up, I decided it was for Jildau to take care of her. When we arrived, Diaz seemed to remember the place, even though we've moved since she was sold. Probably the smell of her old friends. Jildau brought her in and I saw the two were a great match.
After we took off Diaz her blanket and leg protection, we decided to put her in one of the paddocks to stretch her legs. However, we saw just the same old relaxed Diaz relaxing in the shadow of the birch tree.
There was a special reason for me to also decide on Jildau being Diaz her new rider. I believe it's the same reason Diaz acted very kindly to her. During the time she was away, the last foal she threw for us has come a long way and also gave birth to Diaz her first grand foal, IRCE Dymarylion. This young mare is the reason for the immediate bond between Diaz and Jildau!
Boys will be boys
Sometimes we doubt it's wise to let our young horses share pastures together, especially the young stallions. Boy, can they be rough towards each other! So are IRCE Banaquiry and IRCE Kronos when they share their pastures. We were on the brink of seperating the two young stallions, luckily they started to behave when they saw us nearing the pasture gates and took of very quickly to graze on the other side. But, boys will be boys and as soon as we were turning around they happily continued with their "playing".