It worked!!! Last year we were really very proud and every year comes a little more. But perhaps the word gratitude is much better. Mino turned 26 last Monday! What a great age for a Friesian horse and in good health too. 26 years and perhaps even more special, with Marieki, the daughter of a Mino breeder: Hessel and his wife.
Born in the garage
Menno is Doeke x Hearke born on February 28, 1996 in Hessel and his wife’s garage. At the time, Hessel did not have horses at home, and when the mare was heavily pregnant, he took her home. In the garage, he made a chest where the mare could have her foal. But despite these precautions, Heysel wasn’t around when Mino was born. “Yes, how is that possible,” Hessell said. I was still working a lot at the time, and that’s when I got a notification. I rushed to practice sewing a dog that had been shaved very enthusiastically by its owner, a general practitioner.. ‘In that moment Mino was born, Mariki was alone and for Mino Mariki it was his first contact with a human. That band never left. Mino has remained with her to this day.
The years passed and Mino grew into a beautiful Friesian horse with plenty of wallpaper and theme. Mariki got him under the saddle and got him into the sport, and rode him to the Z2 and with that he got his sport kickstand. In addition, he walked in front of the wagon in Hessel in teams of 2, 4 and 6 and for years with his companion Stella in front of the chair. What a versatile horse. But the best thing about Menno came a little later. Meanwhile, Mariki has moved in with her current husband, who also regularly rides in Mino, and it wasn’t long before their daughter Iris was born. Eris grew up among horses and other animals. Soon the love for the Friesian horse came and it wasn’t long before Eris was in Meno. And this is where the best quality in Menno stood out. Taking care of how he moves and giving little Iris the confidence to ride without fear was special and moving.
I think these are probably his best character traits. A horse can be good at sports or can lead the way, but a horse that wants to work with you, thinks with you and also thinks when necessary, and that is worth gold there is nothing against. And he was careful not only with Iris, but he was also careful with Pelle NP fan de Hesterhoeve, the colt from last year. On the day Billy went to Marieki, it was Mino who immediately took care of him and gave him confidence. Because that’s what Menno does, he gives people and animals confidence, so that not only three generations will enjoy him, but he’s also a great teacher for Pelle.
his mother wallpaper
Pelle fan de Hesterhoeve is now 9 months old and Mariki is crazy about it. It’s actually quite a size and actually has a nice frontal pluck. This beautiful background must have been in the genes of his mother, Roza fan de Kromme Jelte. Jobke also had plenty of wallpaper appropriate for his age, and so did Maike. All her grandchildren I found have a lot of wallpaper and they all have the same good looks as Rosa. In 2017, Rosa gave birth to Daan van de Warande, Eibert 419 Sport x Lolke 371 Sport, a beautiful mare who earned a well-deserved first premium during a pony check. Dan also inherited the beautiful wallpaper to his mother and when he was three his forehead was up to his nose. Will the pony that Rosa is now wearing get a lot of wallpaper again? I hope so, but of course the most important thing is that the foal is in good health and that everything is going well with both. It’s always a miracle. So far everything is working fine. Rosa is now seven months pregnant with Jehannes 484 Sport. The foal is now about 65 cm long and weighs about 12 kg, and now has tail hair and spurs although it is only 2.5 mm long, it is still bald. Only in the ninth month of pregnancy does the foal get hair all over the body.
Speaking of hair, man, how do horses really fall! I take full loads of it every day. Now that the days are getting longer, I immediately notice the horses reacting to the number of hours of daylight. Hormones are produced in the pituitary gland that begins the process of elimination. It’s not so much about changing the temperature. Those shedding hairs are very itchy, so it’s a real treat for horses to put them in the crate without a blanket in this lovely weather. My gelding Wiebe hasn’t been in the ring or already flopped, and preferably several times, rusk schnitzel is nothing. “What a beautiful trio,” I suddenly heard behind me! Hessel was the one who stood complacently watching Webby and Rosa having a good time. Yes, it makes you happy, I’m sick of all this rain and wind. “Me too,” Heysel said. “But never forget: With the sun in your heart, it never rains all day!” What a wise saying I thought of myself, it brought a smile to my face…