Capri is semi retired, and we now only use her for young children in walk
In 2003 we saw an advert in the local paper for a mare and foal desperately looking for a home, due to the owners ill health. We decided to go and have a look and of course once we saw them and their living conditions, we couldn’t turn a blind eye, even though the owner was asking 1000 euros for the pair.
Capri was living with her 1 year old filly Bonny in a small enclosure. Capri had not been ridden at all and Bonny was a very large, strong willed filly with no manners what so ever. It was obvious that they had just been left to their own devices. They were healthy enough though, and though we knew we were taking a risk with Capri, not knowing her history, we felt that Bonny had great potential and in any case, we could not leave them there now that we had seen them, so we soon had two new additions to our herd.