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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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I was going to say earlier Nick - what are your plans for William? Or have you not decided!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, we shall be going to the Midland foal show and sale next month - might go in the lorry Wink ... just in case ...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Really Ossie..? Iv'e never been there but always wanted to go....just to experience it....bit far to travel from here to buy though...and then the hasle of transport and import ect... The paperwork is a nightmare. When I had Dolly in Sweden for covering, I had to 'export' her then 'import' back her again...leaving a VERY hefty security deposit on the border too..which I had to apply for again to get it back!... and the paperwork was a headache really...
I have been to Thimbleby and Shoreland to the Carriage sale a couple of times and bought there. Its not so stressfull importing static non living items like a carriage...!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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Well, we shall be going to the Midland foal show and sale next month - might go in the lorry Wink ... just in case ...


Might end up coming with you now... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I can imagine the paperwork is a nightmare Nick.

We went last year to the foal sale, it was great and we were kicking ourselves that we hadn't gone prepared to buy (i.e. no money and at that time, no lorry). Great fun to watch though, with some of those unruly foals in the ring! This year we will be more prepared, just in case! Really looking forward to it.

Haven't been to a carriage sale yet, too much of a trek down to Reading and we are too mean to take time off work for it (unless we really knew we were going to buy something)! We went to the T&S sale the day before the Spring Show at Peterborough but didn't buy anything. Again, kicking ourselves now that we didn't bid on some show harness! Oh well, it will be March again before we know it Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ok...yes the Carriage sale is an experience in itsself too. But theres a big Carriage sale up north there too somewhere isn't there..?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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But theres a big Carriage sale up north there too somewhere isn't there..?
Not sure to be honest Nick. Though wish we had more time to find out and go to them! We recently bought a cart off eBay, just because the bids didn't go very high and we thought it was too good an opprtunity to miss. When we collected it and got it home, it was a nice cart but just a bit too small for George so we sold it, again on eBay, and got more than twice what we paid for it! Could do with doing that a few times!! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice deal Ossie.
I used a London Trolley behind Dolly for quite a while until she outgrew that too. That was then sold on here without a loss.
The Horsebox is now for sale and is very rare here. Its creating a lot of interest as does anything which is nostalgic and English.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You should get a decent price for the horsebox then. Do you have another cart now?

I think you have to be quite unlucky to make a big loss on a cart if they've been well looked after. The guy that bought that cart from us was a farrier by trade but was also part of a re-enactment society and wanted the cart (and in particular the wheels) to be made into a replica 1850s farrier cart to take part in re-enactments! Quite interesting really (I suppose Embarassed).

Sorry, I know that is all getting off the subject of this thread! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:01 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Friends of our go to the Midland every year and we regularly go to the Reading sales and the annual Shaftesbury. You used to be able to get some good harness bargains at Shaftesbury once but recently the prices have rocketed. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Last year at the Midland we were shocked at how low the prices were, compared to what we had paid for our horses earlier the same year ... of course this year as we MAY be interested buying, they will be high!! Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes Ossie, that's why you're not really buying, just having a look Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes, perhaps we had best not go in the horse lorry, so that we obviously have no intention of buying! Wink
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Oh yes, that is one fantastic stallion, they take my breath away these big boys. Look at the 'hammer blows' coming through, he has got dapple grey somewhere down the line.


I asked his boss Philip if I could see him, and the answer was 'Yes, if I can get him sound.' Sadly the poor lad had a hoof problem so serious that he couldn't be cured, and last spring he had to be put down. Crying or Very sad

RIP to a great stallion who has had a huge influence on the breed!

I am glad to have found these photos of him. Thanks! As for the dapples, they are common in richly coloured bay Shires in show condition. I think that grey colouring and dapples are transmitted by different genes.

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So sad. Thanks for letting me know, I havn't been down for over 12 months Crying or Very sad

I was scared of stallions but he was so gentle I never felt scared around him. It won't be the same without him. Sad

R.I.P Supreme. Crying or Very sad

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So sad. Thanks for letting me know, I havn't been down for over 12 months Crying or Very sad

I was scared of stallions but he was so gentle I never felt scared around him. It won't be the same without him. Sad

R.I.P Supreme. Crying or Very sad


Yes, I feel sad. I get on so well with Philip, and I see Supreme's progeny everywhere I go. I think his bloodline will survive as long as Shire horses are bred, which is hopefully forever.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I was terribly sad to read of Walton Supreme's death.

He was so important. I salute him. What can one say? He was a fantastic stallion, and thank god those genes live on in so many lines.
He is walking into history, and while there are Shires, his name will be known.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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I was terribly sad to read of Walton Supreme's death.

He was so important. I salute him. What can one say? He was a fantastic stallion, and thank god those genes live on in so many lines.
He is walking into history, and while there are Shires, his name will be known.

Run free boy


Beautifully said! I feel for Philip and family!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Stunning looking boy x
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:57 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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Stunning looking boy x


Philip told me he won the King George V Cup, the highest honour, twice and was desperately unlucky not to win it three times.

Apparently uneaten chocolates were recycled in cattle feed, and a little of this got into the horses' food, and there were traces of caffeine in it. No-one had a clue about this until Supreme failed the blood test for forbidden substances! Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Everytime i see that picture of Walton Supreme i think its my boy Lance.

R.I.P. Walton. . . .
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You are lucky to have a horse good-looking enough to be mistaken for WS!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:14 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I just found this topic and the fantastic pictures of Supreme in later life.
We are over in Australia & our stud stallion is a son of Supreme.
He is just coming up on 10 years old & certainly has a few similarities with his dad.
I've attached a few pictures of him his name is Archer or Archie to us.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Welcome to the forum, thanks for posting the pics he is absolutely stunning.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Welcome cracking pics Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Welcome. Very Happy
He is very similar to his dad. I love his thick neck Very Happy I also remember a lot of Supremes foals had a white dot/splodge on their face's.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for the welcome, he does share a good few similarities with his dad, a lot of walton supremes foals here in Australia have a belly splash of white.
Anyway don't want to de-rail the topic so i'll post up some pictures of our other horses elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:53 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Superb example of the breed; thick neck, heavy bone. Wonderful.
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darkmoor wrote:
I just found this topic and the fantastic pictures of Supreme in later life.
We are over in Australia & our stud stallion is a son of Supreme.
He is just coming up on 10 years old & certainly has a few similarities with his dad.
I've attached a few pictures of him his name is Archer or Archie to us.


What wonderful photos! Thanks for posting!

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Hi I have one of his sons, Jack Flash, if I could work out how to post a picture I would, regards

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Open Photobucket account 
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4,click on img code in the drop down that shows up( this should say copied ) 
5, return to forum and in box that you write your post right click and paste 
the pic will show up as a string of computer speak 
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Go and look at your photo on the home page or page you were posting on

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Sweet looking boy and very similar in colouring to our Hainton mare.
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He's beautiful. Very Happy

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