by July 5th, 2015on
It’s haying day at Bluebird Lane!
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Nothing says summer like 700 bales of sweet-smelling first-cut hay neatly stacked in the barn!
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by February 14th, 2015on
I was there to present a talk entitled “Mathematical Accuracy of the NFHR Evaluation Scoring System”.
The subject of precision versus accuracy – in the mathematical sense of the terms – is a hugely important one that is becoming widely recognized in the judging of horse sports. This recognition is happening at all levels, right up to International Championships and Olympics.
My challenge was to present the math in a way that every layman could understand. Thanks to everyone who told me I succeeded! I definitely had a blast doing it. I was harkened back to my University days as a TA for Engineering Math.
Being in sunny California for four days in February, and connecting with Fjord friends both old and new, made for a lovely winter interlude.
by January 20th, 2015on
Knight’s Hill Kristoff is a lovely colt out of the mare Yrsa. In these pictures he is about 12 hours old.
Australia has a very small population of Fjords and we are thrilled to have Mogly play a part in adding quality and diversity to Fjord genetics in Australia.
And somehow it’s even more fun to see photos of a lovely new Mogly foal when we are buried in snow here!
Congratulations on Kristoff’s successful arrival to his owners.
by October 2nd, 2014on
A huge congratulations to Falke’s owner and breeder Nathalie Heuvinck and Steven De Rauw.
Falke is a 10 year old mare, standing 14.1 hh (144cm). She is sired by Mogly (Mosby X St.Pr.St. Inka) and out of Rina van’t Riddershof.
by September 22nd, 2014on
On September 14, Ooruk and I had a really nice training session working with my coach Summer McEwan.
Luckily Stefan was home to take this photo series, which provides a nice snap-shot of our on-going work towards developing improved balance and self-carriage. These concepts have really been the theme of our training this summer!
by April 5th, 2014on
I must say, we are really lucky to live in this area where we can take advantage of so many opportunities to train, learn, and improve!
I just came back from riding in a Biomechanics clinic this past Thursday, April 3rd, with Russell Guire of Centaur Biomechanics. It was held at Whitaker Stables near Orangeville, Ontario.
by February 25th, 2014on
At an age when a lot of people are contemplating slowing down and retirement, Alice MacGillivray made the decision to make her back-burnered life-long dream of horse ownership a reality.
A thoughtful planner, Alice did copious research as well as following the pull of her heart in deciding to make her first horse a Fjord. We were pleased when Alice made the decision to purchase the lovely Fjord mare Bocina from us in the fall of 2010.
And yes that is Bocina on the cover of Alice’s new book, just recently published!
by February 22nd, 2014on
A beautiful Fjord with its mane neatly cut into the traditional crescent-shaped arch is a glorious sight. Those who have never seen it up close before have even described it as awe-inspiring.
To help you make your Fjord looks its best, we created this video showing how our resident mane stylist, Stefan, cuts our Fjord’s manes.