Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Titans Clashing!

Titans Clashing!

A question was posed in a comment to my last journal entry that I will use to introduce this latest offering.  

"How are the other boys doing at Ravenseyrie?"

Fabulous, I would say!  

Perhaps a video would show you what I mean better than words do:


Friday, May 8, 2015

The Zebro and the Gulls

The Joy of Being

Yesterday the stars aligned and I was lucky enough to be out on the range when our senior Sorraia stallion, Altamiro decided to put on a spectacular show - and I had my camera!

So far none of the other "wild" horses living at Ravensyerie have taken to chasing birds as a form of exercise and enjoyment, but Altamiro, now ten years old, continues to demonstrate his "joy of being" by leaving the herd to go look for adventure among the birds across the preserve.  He doesn't always chase birds that happen to be resting or feeding on the open grasslands, but when he does, it is a definite thrill to see.  Always makes my day, and I hope it makes yours, too!

I'm sharing some still images I've extracted from the video.  The video footage I captured is now up on YouTube here:  Just Be

I will also try to embed the video within this journal entry, but if it appears cramped into space and not displaying properly, please click the Just Be link and go to YouTube directly.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sorraia Foals in Austria, Two More!

Sorraia mare, Boavista and the sleeping foals of Aktivstall Mauerbach in Austria

Another filly and another colt have been born on the Aktivstall Mauerbach ranch in Austria and it is such a delightful thing to see Claudia's herd grow so beautifully.

Tocara, one of the Ravensyerie mares, had her first foal, a lovely filly who was given the name "Epona".

Sorraia Mustang, Tocara, with her filly, Epona by Sorraia stallion, Grelo
Aktivstall Mauerbach, Austria

And Boavista delivered a nice looking colt who I believe has been given the name "Batista".

Sorraia colt, Batista out of Boavista by Grelo
Aktivstall Mauerbach, Austria

Claudia is still waiting on one more foal for this year, from Annie, a Pryor Mustang mare of Sorraia type.

Congratulations to Claudia and many thanks to her for her huge contribution to the conservation of the Sorraia and Sorraia Mustang horses!