We are horse shopping this month, and our first purchase was negotiated last week.
The new geldings name is Shakir, and he is a pretty 6 year old Arabian that was bred in Rimini, and transported near Siena in the Val d’Orcia, which is where we found him.
Last week Franco, Gianluca (the vet) and I all squeezed into the horse truck to drive the two hours to Monte Amiata to vet check him, and bring him home.
He was a good boy, vetted fine,loaded immediately and traveled home without any issues.
He has only ever done trail riding, so needs some fine tuning in his school work, but essentially hes a great little gelding with a lovely head on his shoulders.
On Sunday he worked in the indoor arena with two young horses in training, and was very well behaved. Lets hope he carries on this way, and will be out and about this summer exploring the trails of Montaione with us!
We have had lovely sunny weather up until yesterday, but now as November comes to an end the winter weather is really kicking in, with torrential rain and storms causing weather alerts throughout Tuscany.
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