January 29, 2016
A new Year for us all! January is such an interesting month, with snow and cold driving many indoors, but also the best time to 'dream' of the coming year.
2016 Breeding plans are underway, which is always exciting. So far plans include DW LeaveUbreathless being bred to Maranello, while we are on the fence about Innishfael Cleopatra and Innishfael Dove. I think we will wait and see what we get with our Maranello cross in a few months before we decide between Maranello and Innishfael Splash. Our new pony, REI Ebony Kisses will be bred to a lovely black Arabian stallion that we will disclose as Spring approaches. Our purebred black mare, Innishfael Tigana, will be bred to Innishfael Dragon. I have to say that 2017 will be another of those hugely exciting foaling years for me, if the universe allows!
As we look forward to our new arrivals and breeding plans, we also have to acknowledge two losses in 2015. Late November we lost Innishfael Pearl, her crippled foot would no longer hold her and we made the tough decision to let her go. Then just before New Years we lost Innishfael Sinead to a freak accident resulting in a broken leg. These two mares brought us great joy and I still look for their faces every day. May they gallop in heaven and enjoy being pain-free. Winter is also a very good time to work with the weanlings, and our fillies have been handled every day. It is so nice to have short everyday training sessions with them - leading, tying, desentitizing with ropes and towels, and other small things are fun to work with them. Soon Innishfael Belle will start her show halter lessons as our hope is to show her a little bit at the Pinto shows this year.
Speaking of shows, we are scoping out our show plans for 2016 and will probably be updating our Show Page next month. Please check back for that.
Also, please consider one of our stallions for your mare for this Spring. We are updating Maranello's video this weekend and the new one will be posted on this site and also on Facebook next week. Innishfael Farm has a Facebook Page that you can visit for updated photos of many of our horses.
As always, thank you for visiting Innishfael!