Monday, 9 January 2012

Beautiful Balli


We have had lovely Balli for about 6 weeks now & he has settled in very well. He is a real character - as you can see from the first photo he is very inquisitive & will investigate anything left within reach. Buckets are thrown over the stable door, our hair & ears are nibbled, he will even grab the waistband of my jodhpurs while I am picking out his hooves & gives them a pull before letting go with a ping! Brushes are flung about with abandon & puddles are splashed in.


Despite his cheeky character he is very sensible & isn't fazed by cars, cows, lorries, tractors, sheep, dogs, bins, chickens or children. The only thing he isn't keen on is cyclists whizzing up from behind. Look at him sticking his tongue out in the next photo!


He is only 5 & has a lot to learn but has the most fabulous paces & jumps like a flea so he has a lot to give in the future. We are taking him to participate in his first dressage test this Sunday so that should be interesting!


He & Dylan are still the best of friends.....



13 comments:

  1. i adore that first picture- isnt balli a beaut xx

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  2. He is gorgeous.... and SO clean!
    Abby xx

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  3. So glad all has worked out so well with beautiful Balli.

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  4. He is so gorgeous! You can see he has character from the twinkle in his eye in your photos! Good luck with the dressage XX

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  5. He's lovely - is he a cob (can't remember if you said)? My first riding lesson was on a piebald cob of similar character - he also used to stick his tongue out when ridden, as if he was concentrating very hard!

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  6. Fabulous! Lovely photos, so much character! Thank you for dropping by my blog, do share your collection of dolls! E x

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  7. What a handsome chap you have there, Lucey x

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  8. oohhh he is lovely and seems such a character i loved your description of him ;-)) Good luck for Saturday and happy new year, dee x

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  9. He looks adorable Jayne and I love the picture of him with Dylan.
    Jo xx

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  10. Great photos Jayne, he looks like a real character. Thank you for your blog comment, the auction should be amazing and a real experience for a day out. (gorgeous lunches served in the cafe opposite the auction house). I can thoroughly recommend the food & the coffee they serve! Lizzie x

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