QUOTE (Ralph @ Feb 3 2008, 03:16 PM)
Hi Jenny and happy Sunday to you
Sounds like you were blessed with a very good grannie
I never got to know either of my grandmothers, thanks to Fidel Castro.
Anyway, I think I remember that you mentioned having Goudah available by AI at some point. Will this be AI for the UK only or will you be able to make him available to the USA also?
I sound like a broken record and I am sorry abou that but this horse really reminds me of the horses of my youth and the reason why I love this breed, above all others.
Hi Ralph...I had a Spanish/Maltese grannie and she was one of the best
. She brought up ten children on Malta and throughout the war years they all lived mainy underground in shelters cut from the rock. Food was very scarce so any stray chicken/pigeon/rabbit went into the pot. She could make a good soup out of almost anything
Yes I am planning to have Goudahs and the Bahraini stallions semen available for export to the USA/Canada/Australia and South Africa. These are the countries I have had enquiries from to date. As I will not let my stallions go to commerical quarrantine and collection establishments for the three months necessary I have applied to have my own quarrantine stables and collection area here on my farm. The Government Veterinary Department (DEFRA) is supervising the requirements but at the moment progress is being held up by the Planning Authority (as usual) :angry. So it looks as though we are talking September 2008 at the earliest before we can officially collect having fulfilled the necessary quarrantine regs for export. We treat all our stallions with extreme kindness and as part of one big family I could not just hand them over to strangers for three months
All the best,