I went to see the Icelandic ladies – Hetja and Esja – today in the drizzle.
I don’t know them very well so I am going to try and visit them every day with a carrot in exchange for a chat or a nose kissey.
Hetja is easy to talk to – she is a darling majestic lady, but, at the moment, Esja is more wary of me.
Esja was only 1 years old when I brought her over with the others from Iceland. She is turning into a fine mare and will be 5 years old this summer.
Her full name is Esja frá Viðinesi IS2011225481.
She has a BLUP of 104 and is hopefully five gaited.
Sire: IS2002186825 – Gammur frá Neðra-Seli (son of IS1986186055 – Orri frá Þúfu í Landeyjum)
Dam: IS2000266010 – Móeiður frá Litla-Hvammi I
Esja will start her training this summer. We did not back her (I hate the word break) earlier because we didn’t think she was mature enough, both mentally and physically. She has filled out now and looks superb.
Hetja is due hopefully to foal at the end of June or July. We will know nearer the time. I am very excited.
So that is the plan. They both look fabulous thanks to Jo’s care and I am going to continue to slowly make their acquaintance and get to know them.