Earlier this month, GR welcomed two new horses. Lust, a retired 14 year old broodmare (owned by Mr Billy Jacobs) and her 19 month old filly (who is yet to be named!). They both came to us from Aldora Stud in Wellington, and we hope they are both happy at their new yard! The grooms have taken to these two so quickly and they look set to become firm favourites in the yard for love and kisses!

Mum and baby are both very friendly, and thrive on attention (from both horses and humans) although mum isn’t afraid to put someone in their place if she thinks they need it. And believe it or not, baby is almost as tall as mum is already! She is going to be a looker…she has legs for days and the paces to match! And the most adorable star on her forehead that looks a bit like a sickle moon or eclipse.

Lust is also the dam of another one of our horsey residents, Earth Dancer (EDee for short), who is with us for rehabilitation after a left hind cannon bone fracture while in training last year at the racing yard. She recognized mum on sight (and welcomed her with a nicker, and was answered with a  squeal!) but she has yet to meet her baby half sister. Pretty sure that chaos will ensue when those two meet for the first time…

Seems like good looks run in the family!