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Postby spottygiraffe » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:56 pm

Just back from a lovely night in the Pyrenees and it was thrilling to encounter a few herds of Merens. They were at liberty, some of them wearing cowbells. They were used to humans though and the foals were really friendly. They looked in amazing condition but there were swarms of flies bothering them.
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I was thinking about Tess and wondering if any of them were related to Ganz.
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Re: Merens

Postby Tess and Organza » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:54 am

Oh Sarah, I know them well and love them :love: those might well be Besines herds, as they do use the estives above merens la val http://www.equitationbienveillante.com/se-promener/transhumance/modalit%C3%A9s-transhumance/

we should go and do it one time Sarah :-D
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Re: Merens

Postby spottygiraffe » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:40 pm

They were so beautiful Tess! I'd love to go back down and see them again. Looks like they could well have been connected to your eleveur....
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Re: Merens

Postby Chevalblanc » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:44 am

Lovely. Would like to go and see them there too :-D
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Re: Merens

Postby Tess and Organza » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:19 pm

Im going to ask Fanny via fb if the ones that Sarah has pictured are hers, would be nice to put names to them :-D Theres a link for the transhumance this autumn to bring them down for the winter, the pregnant mares will foal in the valley, and usually early as April and May, often snowey still for foaling, then they all go back up in June to get Merensy :lol: Im sure thats why they are so surefooted, wouldnt it be lovely if we could all go? they have a few places to do the journey with them, check out the link, would be amazing, by all accounts they piss it up in the evenings, so thats a familiar any horse event in France sort of thing :lol: would suit us lot just fine :-D

Just looked at the cost :shock: will save for next Spring then :lol:
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Postby spottygiraffe » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:49 pm

:thumbup:
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Re: Merens

Postby Chevalblanc » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:01 pm

Tess and Organza wrote: Im sure thats why they are so surefooted


Every time my trimmer comes she says she can't believe how good Tari's feet are for a youngster, she was born up in those mountains too.....

wouldnt it be lovely if we could all go? they have a few places to do the journey with them, check out the link, would be amazing, by all accounts they piss it up in the evenings, so thats a familiar any horse event in France sort of thing :lol: would suit us lot just fine :-D


:agree: :wine:
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Re: Merens

Postby Tess and Organza » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:39 pm

Yep, 99 percent of them are opinionated and stubborn too :lol:
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Re: Merens

Postby littlewhitehorse » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:42 pm

Super photos, and the scenery is wonderful :-D :-D
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