Our animals – Horses



We got Shady in August 2016 and spent quite a bit of time getting used to him and likewise given him the time to connect with us. He used to be a bit head shy but this is now almost gone and he is a rock solid whanau horse and very reliable. We love him – all of us.


The latest addition to the family is Rusty, an Appaloosa mix with rusty brown mane. He’s a bit chubby but very friendly and will need a bit of work to get his tummy reduced to normal. We had a first ride with him in Woodhill Forest and he was out of himself and just wanted to go.

Rusty and myself
Rusty and myself
Our two horses in the new shelter
Horse Shelter ready for use

The winter of 2017 was pretty wet and bad for them, so we have been building a shelter for them. While Rusty seem not to mind the rain too much, Shady has a sensitive skind and very much prefers to stay inside.

Latest blog posts featuring our horses

Two grey ducls and a brick pathway in the wet with wet grass behind them.

Water everywhere – in the midst of winter

It’s been rather wet, foggy and cold in the last couple of days. The cats spent more time inside and expressing a form of cabin fever when awake but they are mostly asleep.

The horses are asking for more food, the chickens are hiding in their house and the ducks – well, the ducks are in their element.

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