Friday, June 4, 2010

Little Piwakawaka


My dream of getting a Kaimanawa straight off the muster has finally happened! It's been over 10 years in the making but at last we have our own little girl who we have called Piwaka. Such a cutie!

We had to pick up our lot from Saddle Rd between Ashhurst and Woodville, up above the foggyness. We got 3 mares, 2 colts and our little one who is about 2 years old. She's pretty big for a young one - much bigger than Tigs. The road into the yards was pretty terrifying though and the truck almost went off the side of a bridge... without the horses in it but it was still nerve-racking!

From there we had to get to Pahiatua to pick up some other young ones who had been collected by the other organisation but who were heading this way as well. 2 went to Ormondville and 2 just up the road from our house. A beautiful chestnut with flaxen mane and tail and almost Appaloosa-like white spots was dropped off up the road.

Last, but certainly not least, Vickie's lot and Piwaka were dropped off in a paddock at Vickie's. We were all exhausted (horses and people) and it's been nice coming home to rest. I'm actually so tired I can't think straight. I need to have a good night's sleep tonight and a bit of a sleep in with the dog-man.

For some reason I can't upload photos at the moment but you can see some on Facebook... if you're my friend! :) I will try and upload later.

Kerry x