Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hi Everyone,

I just came in from the barn and just wanted to share how lucky I feel to own such wonderful Akhal-Teke horses. It amazes me everyday how much the Teke's love attention and thrive from it. Magnatli and Salam just got their beauty treatments which included clipping (roaching) their manes, Salam likes his forelock so he now has a "custom" hair cut. Salam is still mostly in his stall which looks out over the yard and pastures, but still boring so I spend 10-15 minutes 2-3 times per day giving him love and rub downs. He will not let me out of the stall until all his body has been scratched, and the whole time he is sneering at Magnatli and letting him know that he is getting all the attention. Then when I go to Magnatli and give him his daily loving Magnatli sneers back at Salam, they are so jealous of each other it is funny to watch.

Metman is still in Chicago and his girth area is healing and he will be competing level 3 in the big Grand-Prix ring all week. I will be checking for pictures of him and hopefully get some good video too.

I realized today that the festival of endangered breeds is the same weekend as the Kentucky Classic Event, anyone want to go eventing? I am thrilled anyway, I am not sure that I will have time to compete at both events but I have lots of friends competing and I am very excited that they can come see a good representation of our breed.

Anne-Marie Rasch

1 comment:

Carolyn Vandyke said...

Hi, Anne-Marie!

I have a 4 year old Akhal cross, Tazym (aka Tazy), one of Allegra Steck's babies. He's just starting showing, and should be at the Kentucky Classic in Beginner Novice. I am so excited for Allegra to see him. We will look for you there.

Carolyn VanDyke