Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ag N Chat @ Horse Stud

This month's Ag n Chat topic was a visit to a thoroughbred horse stud - Kooringal Stud which is about 20km north east of Wagga.

I don't know the front end from the back end of a horse but hearing about how a horse stud operates was fascinating. Stuart and Penny were exceptional hosts and were very passionate about their family-run business.

We all learnt a lot and had a lovely morning tea in Penny's magnificent garden.

Jacqui using the "control-a-foal" harness which makes handling foals much easier and safer for the handlers while the very relaxed mare looks on.

Stuart's family have lived in this house for 99 years and the wisteria over the pergola is 99 years old as well. It's trunk was massive but the bush was still very healthy and alive.

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