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Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 18 september 2015 21:20

Autumn has finally arrived and we have had some refreshing rain and now we wait for second grass to grow. 

I have found new people to three wonderful iberian horses bred for dressage - The lovely black lady Laila confirmed in foal with Quinto MG, super beauty golden PSLusitano and top class D-filly in Sweden! Congratulations to new owners!!!

'DILAILA V' PRE mare. 

     


'GALIBO' PSLusitano.

 


Donoso VII filly 'RAZA Z'! 

  


I want to share some good personal also. Many of you know that I have had a cronic disease for over 10 years, diagnosed fibromyalgia. Now I am happy to tell you that I have not had any symptoms for over 1 month. I am well and I have started to live a normal life.

There is a story to the healing process and as always my horses had a part in this. When baby Gacela died she helped me to take the decision to get well and to focus on this positively. There are signs everywhere to guide you and really it's your own self telling and showing you all what you want. All you have to do is to pay attention and listen to yourself, which is easy if you listen to your heart and open your mind. So I did it. If anyone want to know more I will be happy to tell the story, but for now I will just enjoy sharing this with you. Life is awesome and magical. So thankful! 

Have a great brand new week! 
     

ANNONS
Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 9 september 2015 13:16

Heyy it's been long time no see, yees time flies when you are having fun but I have not been on a holiday nono, lot's of work and movement and many things to be excited about! Here is one, last year I assessed the setup of the first PRE stud in South Africa and selected 2 excellent mares for their breeding. We bred this 165cm mare out of excellent dressage family to Donoso VII, she stayed at my farm for 6 months and then she embarked on a long journey to her destination, she has been in quarantene all this time and yesterday finally she got her baby! A long process but so worth because look at this absolutely stunning bay colt, only 1 day and so present looking straight at you and standing on those correct straight strong D-legs - r e a d y for life!! 

Welcome 'Laquan'!! (meaning; beautiful divine)

 

   



And I am buying this wonderful PSLusitano, love him 100%, such a little luxury ride! 
                    
        

ANNONS
Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 20 augusti 2015 00:10

Hello back again, still here enjoying summer! Have been out with clients and viewing horses for a few days but now back at the farm and today we had some surprise action, I dragged the arena with my car and yes everything is so extremely dry now so the cloud of dust I conjured was pretty substiantial and suddenly we had the full firebrigade over us, ups!!     They were so FAST! Very polite and nice people that seemed relieved there was no fire so no hard feelings, alittle embarrassing I must say but they were so understanding of me wanting good footing for the horses and wanting to save the water for the horses rather than the sand,.  

 
     

Now we are getting out of more laid back summer training schedule and into focusing again, this is Start from yesterday evening, oh noo when I watch it I see soo much to improve but I think Starti is great!!! Can't wait to get him into real shape because he deserves it so much. So, now competition passports are updated for both D and S and now we  all just need to get into shape for competitions this autumn,.

This is how we enjoy a summer evening training at V-farm!





Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 4 augusti 2015 23:12

I went to pick up Nero yesterday, we drove in 36 degrees but noooo problem, unloaded by myself noooo problem, when I made him next door neighbour with Start and gave him a strawbed instead of sawdust he got sooo happy! Today we castrated him and everything went perfect!
Nero just arrived
 

Will do a video of Q he has advanced is alot more athletic now, he was floppy in all movements when he arrived and did not know how to push with his hindlegs but now he is doing some real trotextentions yay! 

Busy selecting horses for my clients, here's a taste from the PRE selection,.

 

Young gangsters are getting serious and are being goood boys doing roundpen workouts, so fun to play them into adulthood! Tico is an incredible mover,. and a love-bug, looks at me straigh in and doesn't like when I am not with him, very much like Donoso. Tino is alot of fun, he has more lusitano personality, more detached, super soft and gets it fast, loves to turn quick like a proper bullfighting horse, teacher has to think fast!
Artico and Brillantino after work   
 



Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 31 juli 2015 00:07

So while 70% of Spain are getting ready to march out from where they are towards their holidays I am just staying, thinking phew it is so great I don't 'have to' go away! I am lucky to have the freedom to able to take a holiday in my normal day to day, I go and do other stuff just around the corner for one day, sit in the sun, go for a swim, I can take a day off and go to Madrid and then ping I am energized and happy to get back to my routine again. My work gives me change in routine when a visitor arrives or I need to do a new specific-horse-search. Like this routine doesn't become leathal but I know it can. Perhaps it is the farm and the nature, animals and earth that I need and love so much and that grounds me because I do love a normal day just as it is for me. I have visitors booked in for next month so I am now busy with preparations. I focus on all clients at the same time but the ones that are visiting have to have preference naturally. I am only one person but I am learning how to focus which is a good thing when you have to have many irons in the fire!

Today we had a holiday from the scorching sun, the heat dropped drastically and a refreshing rainy thunderstorm swept over us and now the arena was  p e f e c t  and I was so happy riding my horses under the fullmoon with bats flying over my head this evening. Simple pleasure yes but I enjoy so much! Greatful. 
Beautiful Dilaila is sold to Sweden if she continues her confirmed pregnancy with Quinto! So perhaps she will be travelling with 'Nero' that is staying with me for a month before he also leaves for Sweden. He is such a wonderful PRE and lovely representative for the race, he's the type that is nowadays is very hard to find and I just hope more breeders will keep on breeding this type that is not only pure pleasure to ride and handle but also looks like a spanish horse, here he is! 

https://youtu.be/o8C64x_XPpY 


So to all of you getting ready for your holiday go safe make your heart laugh, have fun, be happy and then be containgeous with your feel-good vibe when you come back! 


Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 22 juli 2015 15:46

Having summer schedule here and working out boys in the late evenings it's hot hot hot! Quinto is now doing his tempi threes and D and S is doing gymnastics and top line workouts. Good boys. I have been to view more horses, one new selected but most did not fulfill the quality/health criterias unfortunately. 

I enclose a link here to my uncle vet who has dedicated over 30 years to the development of high performance athlete horses, he is what I call a no-ego professional, 100% dedicated to his work with the horses' health as the only and genuine interest. 
Blog swedish veterinarian Per Spångfors; www.spangfors.com 

 

And right now Margareta in Sweden is (and if she is not she should!) celebrating that this wonderful advanced PSG PRE is now hers!! Thank you so much for great teamwork to vet. Jorge, trainer Javier, farrier Paco and everyone else that has helped Margareta to make her dream come true!!!!

           

Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 9 juli 2015 11:32

Its like an oven out there and I am working full on, when working alot in this heat  its easy to overdo it. But this weekend I will take some time for rehabilitation and slowing down, trying to get into semi/holiday mood watching Falsterbo Horse show in Sweden on FEItv and drinking ice lemonades with mint and stay cool! Boys are working but more light work and living outside when temps are cool. Abit disappointed I cant go to my favourite competition of the year with Donoso and Start in Segovia,.  but hopefully I will be able to do some competitions this autumn, I just don't feel strong enough. The outdoor guys got all hooves fixed again yesterday, the stable is being summer cleaned and I have bought new outdoor feeders from Stubbs England, made for recycling old cartires and cant be tipped over, great ones!

Here a writeup regards my latest byrocratic experiences as a non/spanish PRE breeder and competition rider in Spain, perhaps this info can be helpful to others. 

Breeding; My horses are bred by my swedish stud Yeguada Vikinga PRE currently located in Spain. When I move to Spain from Sweden I was advised to keep my registered stud with the swedish identity and have documentation issued via swedish association ANCCE Suecia. No problem for me as I always have had excellent and efficient service from them, though all fees are double when your stud is registered as an international farm but never mind. At the moment of issuing international travel documents for my filly I was told that this horse did not exist in the spanish official system, nor department of agriculture. Nor in any official department,. So my swedish logical mind froze and my lifted eyebrows got stuck,.    As it turned out ANNCE had not entered any of my foals born from 2013 and onwards into the official database, they only existed in their own studbook database. I was not informed there was a problem and this meant the horses could not legally move one meter from the farm. The reason was the problem of corresponding data to official system database. My horses born in Spain were registered with spanish microchips and under the swedish registered PRE stud. The microchips of a PRE bred by international PRE stud and a PRE bred in Spain are different. 


My filly had to leave within 2 days I needed the travel documents cleared so I had to work to find a solution to this situation fast. I spoke to Pedro J. Azor, vice director of Libro Genealógico del PRE (studbook) and he told me to register a new spanish stud with my spanish details. Then my filly could enter the spanish department of agriculture, and I would be able to have her travel documents issued correctly. So I did. After registering the stud I had to have the ownership card of the filly sent to ANNCE. The CT card has to always and without exception arrive in their hands for change of ownership to happen so sending the actual card is obligatory. I paid ANCCE for their express service and for sending the card express as time was an issue. ANNCE recieved card next day, transferred filly to the new spanish stud and stareted to enter her in the official spanish system. I spoke to several official departments and clercs to confirm all would be ok, and all went well, on the friday I was able to issue travel documents and my filly was able to depart to her new destination.

So from now on my foals will have double citizenship, bred by Yeguada Vikinga PRE (SWE) - note the breeder of the foal is always the owner of the mare at the time of breeding, when the breeding certificate was issued. Yeguada Vikinga (ESP) will have the ownership to facilitate them into the spanish official database. 

     


Competition; The passports of your competing dressage/ jumping horses need to be validated with the RFHE if you are competing with a spanish license, I found out at our last competition as I got a fine! Apparently you need to leave your passports at the RFHE Federation Office one day and pick them up the next day,. And pay 85 Eur each. This validation apparently lasts for 4 years. 


Boys hopefully soon back on the arena!
         


All for now, have a great weekend!



Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 8 juli 2015 12:51

Wow, severely hot here! 

Recently I have had the pleasure to attend new horse-friends from Southafrica and Sweden, we have viewed and testridden horses and they looked great! Hopefully some new happy matches are made, thanks for coming and keeping up a positive attitude despite our scorching 41 degrees!! 

 


I want to make a serious comment as it concerns my profession and the business in general. I got a message from a horseprofessional friend in Sweden sending me a picture of a imported horse asking me of the value of a horse. This is uncomfortable situation to me as I don't interfere in other people's business. So at first I just suggested we'd blame the angle of the picture and say it's was not favourable to the horse,. But my friend that had seen the horse live was obviously concerned and replied that we cannot blame the picture and told me the price, the age of the horse and from where it had been sold. It was obvious this client had paid about 3 times more than the real maket value. This is not the way to promote a horse race, do business and especially not how to treat a client. Nono. The movement and sales are important for the development of the iberian horse races. It's constructive that there are helpful people willing to offer horses of varied quality to new and suitable owners. But it's not ok to take advantage of peoples goodwill and eagerness to get a horse and treat them in this way, simply shameful. 

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