...but it was a new venture for us last year when we bought Bryher, who arrived at Rockley - with his mum - as a 10 week old foal. He has proved a joy to have around - endlessly entertaining and although he is only 7 months old he is already a huge character.
Bryher's mum, Tegan, has done a terrific job so far and has been a superb mum. I am very jealous of Andy having Bryher all to himself and so I've thought for a while that it would be nice if she could have another foal as lovely as him.
With that in mind, I had a trip down to wet and wild Cornwall earlier this week to meet Angela Wise and her charismatic TB stallion King's Composer - a very sassy gent who has a decided twinkle in his eye.
I'll be sending Tegan down there in a few months, all being well, and I very much hope that he and Tegan will be a great match - I'll let you know how it all goes, of course, but I am hoping for another Rockley newbie as funky as Bryher in 2014!