The Autumn looks as though it is warmer and sunnier.
I have weaned Sunny Brae Jasmine's colt by Zibaq Khan, and he (Quasim) is being babysat by the perennial Zeal .
Quasim continues to impress me with his kind nature. He also looks as if he will be taller than his counterparts.
Zeal has reminded me of her real worth these last few weeks. She has been called upon to reprise her role as "anchor " horse for Zeuxis as he has been introduced to the saddle and the wonders of the great world that awaits him off the property.
At 24 years of age Zeal lives up to her name. She is a match for any smart Alec youngster, moving sideways and backwards as fast as she moves forward, she has got the measure of Quasim and Zeuxis, who have both learned that "reds rule" and life is easier if you just do what you are asked to do.
Meanwhile, back at the paddock, Zhenya is growing and turning into a worthy representative of both her parents.