This show season has found us very busy here at SLS, as a number of horses have been entered in various competitions including Beginner and Advanced Dressage, Stallion Show, Western Pleasure, Halter and even a Three Day Event!
So far horses from SLS have competed in the Beginner Dressage and the Stallion Show and here are the results. In the Dressage Show there was a small mix up and Bas just received a participation ribbon, but that's fine, just gives us more to practice for next time and give him valuable show experience. Evarado showing at the Stallion Competition was much different and we brought home third place! Everyone here at SLS is very proud of him right now, and don't tell the others but he really is my favorite, just so striking!
Now we are just waiting patiently, or not, for the Arabian Halter, Western Pleasure and Three Day Event show days! Wish us luck!
Time here at SLS has been in short supply lately with our facility expansions and ever expanding Lusitano herd, that some of our horses here weren't getting as much time from us they deserve. After speaking with Melissa, a good friend of mine and owner of Masters Thoroughbreds, I decided to send her two of my Thoroughbreds on an extended lease for training and showing. She has the time, experience and staff to help them both reach their full potential.
The two horses I am sending her are SLS Stormy Windsong and SLS Lady Marguerite, though I am sending them for very different reasons. Dyson came to me from a track auction with a rough past and very little in the way of manners. He is stubborn, pushy and can be down right aggressive at times. He needs someone experienced with horses of his background and issues with the time to take him back to basics and start over. Lady on the other hand, is as gentle as they come with great manners and plenty of talent. She needs her training finished and the change to reach the great future ahead of her. Both horses will be in good hands with the staff at MT and I have ever confidence that they will take good care of both my babies.
I would love to introduce everyone to my stunning new Unicorn mare Princess. She was a total surprise and an amazing one at that. Yesterday I adopted my first ever unicorn in game, only to have the aging glitch and it die in just a few Sim days. I thank Lidija dearly for breeding her horses and giving me this gorgeous girl. I hope I have a long time to love and enjoy her.
Princess has really impressed me so far, for being so young she is well mannered, willing to please, and has taken very well to early training. I see a long future ahead of this girl and can't wait to get started!
The lovely pinto Sporthorse mare I purchased from Rotherford Farms arrived early morning. I gave her a good grooming and checked her over and then turned her out to settle in before going back to work. After I finished work for the day I saddled Ballet up and took her out for a light hack on the trails in the surrounding areas so we could get to know each other and just let her relax. When we got back I took her into the arena to see what she could do, and much to my pleasure found that she already had a good foundation in Dressage and had a lot of talent in the area. Combine that talent with floaty gaits and a willing temperament and you have what will one day be a star.
After such a good warm up I decided to see what she could do over jumps, so took her over some cavaletti then over some basic low cross rails and verticals. She took to it well and had lots of scope even over those tiny jumps, so I moved her up to the more advanced ones and just just sailed right over them. If she has similar talent in jumping out in the fields I believe I may have found a wonderful Eventing mount.
When we were done for the day I took her back to the barn and gave he a thorough grooming then turned out out in the one of our private paddocks. She will eventually go out in the mare pasture, but the first day home is never the best day for social introductions with my bunch.
I am very pleased with this stunning girl, and she will be a great addition to our show line. I expect great things from her show career and look forward to being there.
On a side note, I would like to introduce WBK Keyla, a beautiful Akita that we have recently purchased. She is gentle around the horses and our staff, but fierce when it comes to protecting the property at night as a local burglar found out her first night here. She can generally be found roaming around the property making sure things are as they should be, but since Ballet came home the two of them have been inseparable when out in the field.
SLS Sombra Legado
SLS Evarado Legado x SLS Sarita Legado
Our second foal here at SLS was born today, a beautiful dark grey filly we named Sombra. She has all the spunk of her sire and the attitude of her dam, both of which will take her far in the promising future ahead of her here at SLS.
SLS Fenix Legado
SLS Basilio Legado x SLS Carisa Legado
Our first foal here at SLS was born this morning, SLS Fenix Legado, a very handsome chestnut Lusitano colt. He has wonderful conformation that give him light floaty gaits and his breeds flashy movements. He is already doing well in his halter training and ground work and is a joy to work with. He may be going up for adoption after he is weaned but for now he is spending time with his dam.
I woke up this morning to my typical alarm of horses whinnying, nickering, kicking stalls and generally making a ruckus for their breakfast then later out in the pasture playing, the hands calling to each other while at their chores. All in all a very normal morning here at SLS, but as I got up to get my breakfast and looked out the window I noticed something different, it took me a moment to wake up enough to figure out what it was, but it was a little grey filly running around one of the pens. I tossed some clothes on and rushed outside to see what was going on because foals are not something that appear overnight generally.
I talked to one of the hands and he said she had been delivered a short time before and handed me her papers. I was rather shocked and had not expected that, and as I read over her papers I saw her name was Clever. I spent some time with her in the round pen letting her get used to me and getting to know her and starting early ground training. She took to it very well and before long was nuzzling up against me for a good scratch. Once she had settled I turned her out where we could keep an eye on her and went about my day.
Not long after lunch a trailer pulled into the drive to deliver a recently purchased Lusitano mare to add to my string, so I unloaded her and checked her over then turned her out alone for a bit to settle in. After an hour or so she was just happily grazing so I turned out my other two mares with her to let them get used to each other, which went very well with only a few minor issues from Sara, our resident drama queen.
I ended my eventful day in a meeting with the builders of our new expansion of a Breeding Center, which should be completed some time soon!
As the day started here at SLS, I woke up to find Mr. Rado had broken into the feed room from jumping over his pasture fence and was merrily munching away on anything he could reach. After checking things out and finding it was just the hay he had gotten into, I put him back in his stall with a small bit of grain and started my daily chores.
I was cleaning stalls when I heard a truck pull into the drive. I looked out and saw it was pulling a trailer, and that it was the same trailer that delivered the boys yesterday. So I hurried out there to see what was going on, all the time having things going through my head about something being wrong. What I found however was quite the opposite. A familiar gentleman stepped out of the truck with a slight grin on his face and handed me an envelope with my name on it then went back towards the trailer. With my heart pounding in my chest I opened it carefully and inside was a letter from Melissa, my friend from Masters who found Bas and Rado for me.
It read: "Hey Lexi, I found something for you at a dispersal sale in Sunset Valley. I knew your two boys might be lonely. Go open the trailer." I shook my head with a grin then went to the back of the trailer just as the gentleman opened the doors. The sight that greeted me nearly made me cry. Inside the trailer were two of the most beautiful Lusitano mares I had ever seen. The gentleman came up with a smile and handed me their papers and I read them eagerly, the mares were Sara, a striking dark grey dapple and Reya, a fiery chestnut. I eagerly started unloading them and was pleased when they waited patiently for their turn, then backed out with practiced ease.
After I got them out and put them in a pasture to settle in, I thanked the gentleman with a shaky smile and he tipped his hat and left with a smile of his own, apparently loving his part in the surprise. I went about my chores while keeping a close eye on my new mares and noticed they were settling in fine and that both of my stallions had taken quick notice of them and were already flirting from afar. Later when things were done I got the chance to ride them both and I have to say I was beyond pleased. Sara turned out to be a wonderful jumper with lots of scope and plenty of attitude that will take her far. Reya was very easy to handle with lovely gaits and expressive movements that will make her a star in Dressage. The ride was so easy, that after I was done I did something a bit out of the ordinary and jumped on her bareback. She didn't even flick an ear and is so well trained she did everything asked just from the feel of my body and I nearly cried at how wonderful it was.
I am so proud of my new mares and they will make lovely editions to the Spanish Legacy Stable Lusitano line.
would arrive. He has been away showing from my friends stable and while there he received his Junior Jumpers title and a lot of experience. Now that the renovations on my new property were finished, I knew it was time for him to come home.
Once he arrived I gave him a good bath and grooming, then turned him out into the pasture to let him settle in. After several hours he had settled in nicely and was happily munching away, so I decided it was time for a ride. I went to get his new saddle and when I came back out of the tack room he saw me and came galloping towards the fence. He apparently knows what saddles mean and for him to have such an excited reaction to it says a lot for his training and handling so far.
I brought him to the tie area and tacked him up then took him for a nice ride in the arena. He is a joy to ride with comfortable gaits and an obedient nature. It's such a joy to have him home and I am so proud of him!
Wednesday arrived and saw me rushing around the farm getting everything prepped, cleaned and set for the big day. As today was the day my lovely stallion
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