February News

News from around the farm plus a couple of breaking items. Hope you enjoy the update.

New Opportunity202002News1
Bombora Downs has branched out into a new business; another of the four-legged variety, boarding for dogs. Beds For Tails, is a dog’s home away from home. Guests can enjoy activities from relaxing in the sun in their own private area to more energetic adventures such as paddling pools or Frisbee play. There is an extensive menu to graze upon to tantalise the most discerning of pooches and the luxury accommodation has spacious bedrooms containing luxurious doonas, polar fleece snugglers, and fluffy pillows; offering all the comforts of home. Prior to checkout guests receive a complimentary bath, to look and feel their best. A grooming service with a pet stylist can also be arranged plus there is a pick-up and drop off service available. Look us up on our web page www.bedsfortails.com.au or contact us on 0476 248 243 to discuss your requirements. We are located at 130 Henderson Rd, Bittern on 58 acres of land. Over the coming months, the surrounding paddocks will be developed to accommodate weanlings, yearlings and spellers with the best of fencing and facilities to complement what has already been developed at Bombora Downs.

Some sad news as Sue, known as the Office Witch, has had to leave Bombora Downs. This has left the office a little short handed in the interim, but we are working through it and we thank you for your patience. We would like to thank Sue for all the hard work and dedication through the years and wish her all the very best for the future.

Last year’s babies are growing up. The boys and girls have been split up and the first two mobs, one colt and one filly, have commenced handling with the colt mob to be weaned by the end of February. To prepare for weaning the foals have been branded, have had regular feet checks, drenched and started on their vaccinations. They have been introduced to wearing a halter and are then handled daily learning to lead, be comfortable having their feet picked up and being patted all over plus being walked away from their mum. Sometimes mum is far more concerned than the foal! And there is a lot of fun had for the first few days as the foals pull on each other’s halter.

Sales Preparation202002News3
Sales prep is now underway for the yearlings entered in the Inglis Gold sale on 19th and 20th April. We are preparing 9 yearlings and will be showing 7 of them. Preparing yearlings for a sale is about making these young horses look the goods in the ring with fine coats and nice muscle tone plus introducing them to the world. They will need to learn to be washed, groomed, rugged and boxed; how to lead and stand; be desensitized to places and noises they have never come across before; and last but not least be led and paraded before people who poke and prod!