Well the display season is well and truly over, we’ve been very pleased with what we’ve achieved so far, Caymans very much bore the brunt of this, his fantastic nature enabled him to do fast high energy displays in large arenas, but he’d quite happily do a slow demonstration in a small areas, he took everything in his stride and dint put a foot wrong all season
Caymans at Wrerington Park
The down side to our display side of things has been trying to generate the interest in it, we gave up on the racing industry after getting no reply from any of the racecourses we contacted about what we did, even the ones doing countryside days, and we’ve been unable to generate any interest in the Racehorse retraining world, despite, obviously in our opinion, being one of the best showcases for quite how versatile the thoroughbred can be in the right hands
Weaam at Liskeard Show
We will keep pushing on with the display side for another year and will review whether it is worth trying to keep a display team going then.
Our falconry from horses days on the other hand are going from strength to strength, adapting and developing as we go along.
These are ever evolving as we’re teaching something that we’re making up as it goes along as we find how much we can get out of the horse/hawk combination
As the summer ends we get to the more exciting part of what we do , Falconry in the field
Shubaat, Masters horse with the Dartmoor Falcons
Tommy and Caymans (side saddle) watching as a flight comes over
Shubaat following a flight
The falcons have been flying superbly and we have just bought a male golden eagle specifically to hunt with from the horses
We’re still pushing the boundaries in everything we’re doing here and as the commercial side quietens down for the winter we have play time where we can work on new challenges for the horses and ourselves, things never stand still here 😁