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Sunshine at the centre and piglets in training

Hello, It’s me Anna.

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I have been very busy sunbathing and relaxing!

Seeing as it’s been raining today, I decided to head on inside and get my laptop out and write an update, aren’t you lucky!

Well, where to start.  I’m sure you will know by now that we had a terrible time with our new arrivals and my Mum, Carron was one of 3 mares that lost their foal this year.  It’s crazy as my Mum has had some really healthy foals in the last few years with Alisdair, Loyal and me of course.  Alistair has been working really hard with vets, universities and nutritionists, I’m sure next year will have a much more positive outcome.

It was Father’s Day on Sunday and Dad’s could come and see me for free.  It was very busy and so many people came out to enjoy the weather.  My Dad Edward isn’t around anymore but he is still remembered here at the centre with so many of his progeny here on the farm.  Alistar was telling me just how many champion horses he has sired, I’m so proud.

The summer holidays are on the way and preparations are being made at the centre.  Summer means the return of Piglet racing.  They have been in training over the last few weeks and can’t wait to get started.  I have been giving them tips, like "slow down for the corners” and "make sure you run in the right direction!” We shires aren’t known for racing, but I do love running around and think I’m pretty fast.  I don’t fancy those big fences at Aintree though!

We are also hopeful that Bridie is in foal.  Bridie is the Shetland Pony that arrived last year with her foal Glen.  He was so small when he arrived and I think he was a few weeks old by that point, I can’t imagine how small a newborn foal would be, maybe even too small for me to see from up here! 

Also, have you heard Alistair is holding an event to raise funds for Cotebrook Village Hall? It’s a celebration of his 50 years in Cotebrook, 50 years?! That’s a long time, I’m only 3, I better not ask Alistair how old he is! Anyway, he will be talking about his life breeding Shire Horses and obviously talking about his star attraction ME! There will also be activities for the kids. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed the Sun, hopefully, it will return soon. don’t forget to say hi if you come to the centre, as you know I love a gossip!

Bye for now.


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