'Rosie', our elder mare, full Welsh Cob Section D, charge of the herd, and always the boss! At 23years of age she has now retired from serious riding, but remains forever the teacher to both horses and riders!
Over the years Rosie has taught many of our younger horses a few manners. When Archie arrived he knew not how to be a horse, and just barged around everywhere. Rosie soon showed him how to behave without harming him, and has helped turn him into the lovely, kind horse he is today.
Paps too was very unsure of himself, and considered himself to be the 'bees knees' around the other horses. He did get hurt on his front knee by Archie, so then we grazed him with Rosie, and she again has helped give him a few horse manners. Nowadays they are inseperable! Now she is helping Rio and Albie to respect the older mare in the yard -
Every horse herd and every stable needs a Rosie!
We will allow her now to retire gently, but she is still available for pony rides which she has been doing for twenty years! She is a kind and gentle mare.
Rosie's Barefoot trims
Watch Rosie's Barefoot portfolio here to see how her condition and health is mirrored in her gentle improvement in her feet! Last year, we never would have believed that Rosie could canter and gallop across the hills once again!!