I don't want to make a new doc for every little thing I come up with, so I'm going to put them here.
2. Sparkle's first 100 days
3. Saadya's first 100 days
4. 2022 Mini-Plans
The young mare hadn't seen more than a halter in all her 5 years, but she was proving a stable and easy to train horse. Sarah (new) had been put in charge of her breaking and despite her lack of experience she had Sparkle calm under full cross country tack in little over a week. She was carrying the dummy around, ground driving and working over poles at a trot at a month. Sarah got her used to bathing, brushing and braiding. She did not like her tail braided and if given the choice would rub it out, but she didn't mind her mane being braided. She sent her over a few jumps to check her inate talent and found while she had the drive her scope is rather shallow. Hopeful that this deficiency would resolve itself in time, Sarah began backing the silver mare.
A little spree of new arrivals included 4 Fulgers and a Zlesdin. The first two were horses that had moved around a bit in their fairly young lives. One Fulger and one Zlesdin, a mare and a stallion. Neither of them were broken, although the mare had excellent ground manners. The stallion was a group bred horse, a beautiful Silver Buckskin. He had been in two stables before AS, but nothing was really done with him aside from getting him used to bathing.
She was terrified of large bouncy objects, so Sarah had to pause in her under saddle training to help her with her fear.
She gathered up about six of the jolly balls and put them in random locations within the indoor arena. Behind these she put treat stations with her favorite treats so she would have to pass the balls to get the treats. She then let the mare loose in the arena and left her there for about 20 minutes. The treats were mostly gone, and Sparkle was merely uneasy with the balls instead of wide-eyed and blowing.
Her under-saddle training went smoothly from there, and Sparkle was ready to enter her first show.
3Saadya's first owner outside the import stable was a small stable in France. He wasn't there long before he was sold to a stable in Italy. Very soon after, Ascendancy picked him up. He is currently being broken to ride and his very lax ground manners are being addressed. He enjoys being bathed, gets along with the dogs but is quite afraid of the big cats.
4Ania sat under one of the large oak trees in the foaling pasture. All around her foals played an wobbly legs, tired mothers watching over them cautiously. Every few minutes a horse would come greet her, lipping at her hair and staying for a pat before returning to the green grass around them.
She was scrolling through the stable database and planning out the next few months. Fel was supposed to be bringing lunch out so they could make some decisions. Beside her were several halters and leads: they could inspect the residents at the same time. Norry lounged at her feet. Her brother Homer carefully patrolled the nearest edge of the pasture.
She looked up at the sound of heavy footsteps: Fel was perched on Thomas' back, a small basket pinned under his leg. He smiled at her as he dismounted from the large cat. "How are they?" he asked her with a kiss. She smiled in return.
"Rambunctious. How was your ride?"
"Good. Censor is doing very well with his collection but he needs more work on extension." He handed her a sandwich from his bag. "Have any thoughts yet?"
"Yes. I think we should take a year off of breeding. There aren't any pressing breedings to do, and we have a lot of youngsters." He nodded.
"We don't need to breed any of the dogs either. Abelard and Emmeline are doing well getting all of the appropriate dogs started training and the puppies are ready to begin showing." The pale grey filly Venus trotted up and nudged Fel's shoulder, drawing his attention for a time. "Should we start?" he asked quietly, trying not to spook her. Ania grabbed a foal halter and handed it to him. He slipped it on Venus' neck quickly, and she nickered reproachfully. Cloud's head raised from her meal, and with a snort walked over to the couple.