Thursday, November 29, 2012

Student Onesie

Acceptable for Student to wear a onesie?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Royal Welsh Winter Fair 2012

Went to the Royal Welsh Winter fair at Builth Wells yesterday.

They had reindeer, cows, sheep, horses and chickens!

Wanted to buy these Apricot Call Ducks!

(snotty) Sheep with a rug on

Sleepy piggies

My favourite was "Rhianna" wonder cow!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New car: Corsa SXI+

I've bought a new car! An '06 Corsa SXI+
I don't like 3 door cars or red cards but like MY 3 door red car! :P

Friday, November 9, 2012

Dairy placement in Aberystwyth

I thought I needed to do some more work experience in Aber this year.
I've started helping to back and break in 2 young horses and thought Milking would be a really good idea.
Lambing in great and love doing it but its only 6-8 weeks of the year so thought we could do Milking a couple of days a week before or after lectures so would be good experience and doesn't get in the way of Uni work like Lambing can.

Now the hard part was finding a placement!
Uni built a new Rotary Dairy parlour near Trawscoed last year but when I asked we didn't get very far trying to get a placement there. I don't know any local dairy farmers so asked around and didn't really find anyone so went back to the Uni farm...

After a few emails and speaking to the Farms Manager they decided they were looking for relief milkers and stockmen. To apply for the job we needed to hand in a CV and fill out a 10 page application form!

Anyway, I handed it in yesterday and now we wait!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Breaking in Dafydd the pony

Am going along to help back and break in a young pony called Dafydd, he's a gelding in with 2 mares so he took a couple mins to catch and he was a bit weary at first when we separated him from his ladies. There's also a mare and young foal in the next field so they were all excited too.
We led him around the field do get him used to us and just to get him doing something.
We then went back into the smaller area, leant on his back and walked him round, Sophie leant across his back and eventually got onto his back without a saddle on and to be fair to him, he was really good!

He was really excitable and completely motivated by carrots and polo's to the point he was pushy and a bit nippy so we're going to have to teach him some manners!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Long Reigning Lady the Pony

My friend has taken on a project horse, starting to back and break her in - she was used a few years ago but then had a foal who is now weaned and she's ready to be worked again.
She doesn't like men so was a bit weary at first and wouldn't let me groom her but she calmed down and was really good.

I've done some work with horses but I'm not a horsey person so I'm learning too! We put her on Long Reigns and got used to her walking down the lane, I walked with her on a lead rope to start off with to calm her down and just incase she freaked but on the way back we left her to it and she was really good!