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Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 21 december 2014 20:25

I was going to do a resume of the year but I rather look forward and say how thankful I am for my friends and for the the old and new connections I have/made with people and horses, thank You, it's the connections which gives magic to life and the living!
Vikinga herd is now enjoying their home in harmony of a natural environment and I am so grateful to have been able to make this dream possible for my animals and by myself, terracotta stable, new paddocks and my  w o n d e r f u l arena, I made it!! This is how we enjoy a weekend at the farm, my världens bästa dad has just finished our new paddocks and some painting and my mother is helping me so I get time to ride in the middle of all christmas, business and farm-tending.
So with these pics we want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas, with peace and happiness for all!! 

Super smart incredible Start enjoying his life!
Thank you Donoso, my inspiration to all.      




Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 25 november 2014 18:17

They day begun with pregnant Nova jumping the fence to the nextdoor neighbour with her super belly (7 months)!! Javi had to spend all morning chasing her until fabulous Nova just jumped back over the fence and that was that. No injuries so yes she's also a jumping talent! Here she is the most naugthy of the gang,. fence in the background, it's not low..

And today it was time for Tico and Tinos first handling session!! Had no idea how this would work but they were both incredibly good boys! Tico stepped onto the arena, posed and got the lounging straight away! Off he went for the proper morfology longrun and wow he moved amaaaazing!!! So proud, imagine when he was a tiny little weak baby and had to got to hospital, so weak we did not know if he would live, exhausted we watched over him with healing hands, my mother even revived him once hitting him hard over the heart as he was gone, phew he's special to me, thank you thank you thank you, I'm so blessed to have this horse!! 
And here he is, only with 20 months already looking like a proper stallion, promised I will get him his own studpage now that he's (almost) a grown up :)
'Tico' - definitely my future stud stallion!!! 


Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 29 juni 2014 22:10

Start and Donoso have done the premiere tour of arena hurrayyyy!! I have longed so much for this moment it almost felt sacred stepping into the sandpit, ears pierced forward on all of us and the boys happily cantered into the softness, super happy to dig in with muscles rather than joints and tendons taking the impact of a hard floor. Wow, for a passionate dressage person this got to be one of the happiest moments in my little life, highly rated anyway!!! It has been 16 months training in fields, but I think we did great and I have to say that I have not have one leasion since I changed stables. Ok it's not ideal and very unglamorous without a proper floor, muddy in the winter, hard in the summer but horses are perfect in health, motivated and I not had even one lesion, no swollen tendons, no joint problems, no suspensory issues - nothing. And I have not even given them joints supplements, no Hyaluronic acid just good food some minerals and that's it. They are all happier and healthier with this more natural routine with freedom outdoors on a daily basis, so now when we've got the balance we can get alittle more ambitious!
Fibro is not being cooperative so right now I have started to take Cortisol (Hydrocortisone) to see if I can be helped by this at all. I have been working alot for clients and when I do not get to ride regularly I get worse, so riding is my physiotherapy and has to be prioritized so arena will be benificial also for my own health. Meanwhile the youngsters are growing like grass and here is 'Tico' checking out the girls in the field next door. 
Artico 15 months old


Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 29 april 2014 15:47

So after my saturday evening off and stable stand-in I got back sunday morning and found these huligans here,.
Just checking out your arena mami, guess what, it's not finished!!  

We have had so much fun!! And vips did I have 3 times bigger stable-work out this lovely morning,.


Bandit Nr 1 - But it wasn't me!!
Sooo inventive yes yes.Tico is in my face non stop begging me for action, just dooooo something with me! Oh how to keep these ones busy and stimulated until we start work 2 more years down the road,. Anyone who wants to come here to teach 2 young huligans circus tricks or whatever are most welcome! They are up for anything! Luckily they are well fed and never hungry so they did not had too eat too much of the pellets, just played and opened about 10 sacks á 25kg each,.. soooooo much fun! Grrrr. Still nervous for colic but I gave them epsom salty water orally, they happily opened their mouths and let me give one shot after the other, happy for the action   

Here T&T the day after

So I have been a good mature and responsable breeder and decided to sell one baby. It has been 1 day and now I have already changed my mind! So much for that responsable decision!!   

Well we'll see, I am open for the possiblities but these girls are super quality and I would love to see them develop together, and it's always good to have two filles as they can play. Also fillies are easy to keep as they can hang out with the mares and it really doesn't matter if I have 3 or 4, haha it's a good justification anyway!  
Morning at the farm today    

Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 12 april 2014 12:27

I am afraid I have NO baby-news, feels like the loooooongest pregnancy ever, there she is with all signs and looking heavier than ever but that's all, not sure who is more tired she or me, puh!! You can probably imagine how many times a day I have checked in on her now for over 2 weeks,. morning, afternoon, evening, night,.. but fullmoon next week so maybe then Pica!!?
Meanwhile I have painted the stables, ridden my boys and the farm is really a nice place to hang out now with the birds singing and the lush green grass, my second home. I have two storks that live on the mares field, very cute couple. Start lives mostly outdoors, now when temps are exceptional 18-24 degrees he has even slept outdoors, with a blanket of course. Camaron and Donoso stays in but have fresh grass timeout every day. D is very attentive of the girls but when I ride on the field he is totally focused, happy horse!

I have been working also of course, bloodwork now initiated for a USA pirotest, a very exciting bay dressage PRE stallion, cross fingers for Florida! 
Little gangster came strolling by on the wrong side of the stables the other day, Tico had learnt how to open the gate,. Piece of cake to pick them up, especially Tico with his big mummy-love. I gave them a shower, which was abit scary for them as this was actually their first shower ever. Here they are playing in their field after their little adventure.

1 year old Tico and Tino 

And the super affectionate Chula is glued to me at all times, puts her head on my shoulders and snoozes me with her that cute muzzle! She has the most beautiful neck and head, is super leggy and very tall, how beautiful can you be!?! 
Chula VIK almost 2 months



Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 26 mars 2014 21:17

It's a great feeling coming home with a body weary from a a good stable-work out. Day started at 7.30 getting all inside as weather is playing up and we are having nasty nights of snow and wind. Went to get a trailer of hay, up a not so steady mountain of hay I went. Just got back and farrier was knocking on the door. Ladies + mini-girl + young boys got new feet in no time. Mini-girl strutts around with her skirt (rug) and lifts her little legs like she is saying yes you may polish my nails Mr Farrier. 5 year old Farrier-daughter took Chulas head with both hands and cuddled her, Chula very happy someone was actually lower than her. Super cute little ones! Chula is the most social, funloving little baby, she bullfight-plays running straight towards you, does the skipping side to side and then takes off with a squeeky content noise. Love her. 
And I have to give the whole crew lot's of stars for always beeing super easy. Pica can't stand having her nails done, she crawls out of her box knowing what is waiting, and she is actually genuinely scared but she puts her head down and whilst I pat her forehead she let super kind farrier Paco do his job. So much given trust, makes my heart die alittle.
Little gangters happy to be inside with mummy oco and in mode pat me, do anything to me and I am sooooo happy! So in 30 min they were ALL done, fantastic!

Then the vet dropped in and we had Nova checked, I am waiting to get her covered as I want babies to arrive abit later next year so we won't need rugs etc, it's nicer to have foals arrive with warmer temps and just before grass sprouts.   
We measured Tico and Tino as they are exactly 1 year old now. Artico is  now 150 cm!! This means he will end up at 170cm. Brillantino was 145 so he will be 165cm, goodygood! 
Cosy evening at our horse-home
And finally I got to clean out stables with my Spotify, Cameron outside for a run and roll and Start grazing when it started to rain. I called him but I don't think he even notice it as long as there is grass under his nose he couldn't care less. I had to go out there with some pellets to get his attention, a never failing tecnique. 

All for now, more tomorrow, and the next day,. and the next. The woman worthwhile is the woman with a smile :)

Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 5 februari 2014 14:15

Presenting PRE family related to our youngest stallion ARTICO VIK, born 2013. 



Sire to Artico VIK is SOL PM II, an isabelo stud (PrlPrl). Sol measures 171 cm and has impressive movements and physique. Very much like his legendary grandsire Gaucho III. Sol is 4 years old in these pictures. 
Photos on the courtesy of Yeguada PACO MARTÍ

Sire to SOL PM II is LASTUR, the excellent Señorio de Bariain Lovera/ Yeguada Militar stud and MARIPOSA GUDE, also with Lovera/ Yeguada Militar bloodlines. His lines are coming down from the old Lovera lines and Spanish Pure Breds most important bloodlines via GAUCHO III - PANADERO VIII and LEBRIJANO III. 
bred by Señorío de Bariaín

But the famous one in the bloodline story is Artico's great grandsire is GAUCHO III. A stud that comes down from the legendary Miura sire Panadero VIII that was a very striking stallion known for his extraordinary movement. Panadero VIII was successful in important championships in Spain and has many points in the ANCCE "Book of Merits", both for conformation and movement.

Gacho III was the PRE ambassador for USA. He arrived there as a 7 year old 1997 to the fortunate and perfect hands of Janne Rumbough. The story goes (ref. no138 Trofeo Caballo 2011, by Katharina Braren) that Janne went to Spain to search for her dream; A PRE apt and prepared for dressage. Apparently she tried about 40 horses until she finally found Juan Matute and his Gaucho III that she fell in love with at first sight. She went home empty handed but told her husband Stanley about the magnificent horse she had met. Janne's competition warmblood had just died from a colic and husband Stanley went to Spain without telling his wife, where he visited SICAB and basically bought Gaucho III for Janne! What a super surprise and husband right!? Fantastic.
To say Gaucho III took the dressage world by storm is an understatement. Janne R says her stallion actually had 'groupies'  like a rock star! These groups of fans followed him touring, and he was so good and successful Janne says 'You had to love him and love him'. He learned quickly, had big and elastic movements and never got tense. He had a exceptional character and grew in competitions. A good recepie for success basically!
competing in USA Gaucho III was Region III Prix St Georges Champion, Intermediate I Freestyle Champion and qualified for the 'Festive of Champions' and Dressage at Devon several times. In breeding classes for Stallions Suitable for Dressage at the 1998 Devon Dressage CDI*** and Breed Show, Gaucho III was Reserve Champion in the 4 years old and older stallion in-hand class and Reserve Champion in the 4 year old and older stallions under saddle class out of 18 warmblood stallions. Gaucho III was the first PRE stallion to compete in Devon in this stallion class. He won his first 2 Grand Prix and got 2 place in his third one. Gaucho also got his rider her USDF gold medal in 2000. He had the respect of the international judges as a great horse but sadly he got hurt at the CDI*** selection trails for the 2000 olympics in the vet check, jumping a levade and landing, sliding on the asfalt. In 2007 he was presented at the first tribunal and became a Qualified Stallion, 17 years old! He has been a very popular breeding stallion since and now have several of his offspring competing and winning in dressage. Gaucho’s III’s legacy continues with his offspring and to this day, he still is the top USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) ranked Andalusian (PRE) Dressage Sire.

Legendary Gaucho III and Janne Rumbough

Gaucho III was trained by Juan Matute

Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 10 november 2013 12:29

Two happy young stallions had fun yesterday! See full picture albums under their respective pages 

Artico VIK & Brillantino VIK 7 months old 





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