Holme Grove Coleus, Black gelding by Holme Grove Prokofiev out of  Holme Grove Cointreau born 2nd May 2003.

Coleus has gone to his new home with Jane Marsden August 2009.

From: Jane Marsden
Sent: 23 July 2010 18:23
To: Susan Attew
Subject: Hello

Hi Susan,
 
Just a short note to say thank you for the DVD, we really enjoyed the open day, the weather was perfect again (I don't know how you do it!) and it was great as always to see all your babies - I thought once I was lucky enough to have one I'd stop hankering after all the others, but they are all so lovely its hard not to dream ....
 
So, talking of dreams - Cole is fabulous!  He's working hard and starting to look much more mature now, really beginning to grow up, although still a complete baby at heart.  He's a real time-waster, the most popular boy on the yard and always ready for hugs and cuddles.
 
I thought you might like to see how well he's going so I've enclosed some pics of him with my trainer, Stephen Moore, on board.  I'm really pleased with the way he's coming along and hopeful that we can get him out and about a bit later this year.
 
That's it for now, best wishes to all at Holme Trakehners and hopefully see you soon.
 
Love
Jane & Coleus
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E-mail received 19 August  2009

Hi Susan,
 
Hope you are well and enjoying our lovely summer weather!
 
Just thought I'd drop you a quick line to let you know that Coleus is fine.  He's settled in as head of our little herd (him, my 19yr old Trakehner and a yearling whose joined them both for company).
 
He's been a really good boy, coped with everything about being in a new place, is a joy to handle being really quiet and well behaved and also a joy to ride, being somewhat less quiet but still well behaved!
 
We've done a little bit of hacking out around the local streets, have to smile as he struts his stuff and passers by say what a beautiful boy he is.
 
We had our first lesson with Lisa yesterday, it was great fun although we found it a bit hard going as the ground in my new arena is still very deep and it was quite hot so we were both sweating a little by the end.
 
The only thing thats surprised me so far is his attitude to food - its always been the main interest in my chestnut's life, with Coleus I always feel that he's doing me a little bit of a favour by eating his feed, or even if I give him something lovely like an apple - he's definitely not greedy!
 
Anyway, that's it for now.  I'll get some photos organised and send those next time.
 
Best wishes to all,
 
Jane & Coleus

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