Post by Lidija Rotherford on Mar 31, 2020 7:40:24 GMT -6
I finally decided that I will make a scrapbook over here simply because I own a lot of horses and there might be a lot of members who would like to see their homebred horses that are now living at Rotherford Estate, and I don't want them to get a feel as if they have disappeared. I am keeping all my horses active and nowadays mostly showing over on a different forum.
If you liked my stable/photos before I really hope you will like them now as well with some new light mods and tweaks. If anyone wants an update on a specific horse feel free to let me know, you can reach me at almost any time of the day over on Discord
Here are the pictures I took for the SUHJA Spring Circuit competition:
Alice Parker and RFE Centenario at the 1.10m
Ida Parris and RME After Dark at the 1.20m
and last Lidija Rotherford and Cluedo HMF at the 1.30m.
It's good to see you around again! Feels a bit weird having a horsey sim community without you. I've fallen in love with After Dark - how have I never seen her before!? She has such a unique look about her. Also Cluedos face marking is the absolute cutest thing i've seen all month <3
Post by Lidija Rotherford on Apr 1, 2020 2:46:32 GMT -6
Thanks everyone and Eowyn that's nice to hear, didn't really expect to be missed! After Dark wasn't really shown as her file was old and then her breeder had to update it and I just never really took any special pics. But now she is on loan with Ida and some new pics are coming soon!
Just a little note that SUHJA Spring Circuit already posted results on Cavallo as there were fewer entries there and After Dark placed 4th, Cluedo was 6th and Centenario won his class! I cannot wait to get that beautiful trophy in game!
Post by Calli Rosella on Apr 18, 2020 1:32:00 GMT -6
I've seen most of these on the other forum and I'm sure I've waffled on before about how much I admire and appreciate your motivation and effort in taking so many pictures of so many horses...so I have nothing new or useful to say, other than keep up the good work <3
Post by Lidija Rotherford on Apr 18, 2020 14:53:05 GMT -6
Many thanks everyone! Yes, the motivation is still as high as ever!
Today was a long awaited day because Julie's new horse arrived! Quite some time ago her old dressage mount, Talegro, had to be put into unplanned retirement due to recurring lameness issues with one of his hindlegs. She spent months and months searching for the right new horse and finally found one about a month ago at Sea Acres Stables owned by Erin Cooke.
It was a young Hanoverian Virocco that Julie, Ida and I went to check all the way in America. To keep the long auction story short, Virocco has been purchased by Julie and I offered that Rotherford covers the shipping and import fees and all paperwork costs, as I wanted to offer Julie a bigger budget window to purchase the youngster.
He arrived this morning, nearly a month later, after finishing up his obligatory quarantine. Today it simply had to be cold and frosty, even though we had several super warm days before today. Arthur went to pick up the yearling and Julie was beyond happy to see her new horse after such a long time!
The youngster is well mannered and traveled well and as far as we've been told he behaved well in quarantine. Susan, our stable manager, was the one checking up on him while he was there and handling all the food and such, as the whole corona situation had to make us choose two people to get passes to travel, and it was Susan and me, of course. So unfortunately Julie has been stuck with us.
This is the first horse we have from Sea Acres Stables so I am very interested in how he will develop. We have several young horses at the Estate so he will have some buddies to grow up and play with while he matures. Rotherford is also soon moving to a new facility so he, like all the others, will have to go through the "stress" of moving to even bigger and lusher pastures. Tough life. We let him loose for a bit to stretch his legs after a short ride from the quarantine stables, but he was quickly taken inside because the cold weather was not really permitting a longer stay without a rug.
For a bonus picture today I have a funny stretching image of Silverton. He loves to stretch and soon we will start some spa treatments like shiatsu for horses or a massage. He has to be accustomed to that in order to be a successful sport horse at RFE, as they frequently get treatments to keep their muscles in top shape and flexibility. He is still a youngster, so he will also probably join Virocco and the others in the big pastures at the new location.