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August 21, 2017

Faside Estate
Over the last few months we have had some French students visiting us to learn about horse breeding and this is the second year we have been involved with this. We are pleased to be able to say we have had another successful season for Foals this year and arrangements are already happening for next season. We were also very happy to pass 50,000 likes on Facebook which we view as a great compliment.
The Edinburgh Festival is underway at the moment and it is yet again having one its most successful years. Edinburgh has been incredibly fun this month and its not long until the fireworks display to mark the end of this years festival. On a side note, for anyone interested in glamping an interesting read source of information is Flashpacking World and gives a good overview of activities, sports and adventures in Scotland.

May 24, 2017

Faside Estate
With our first foals born this month for the 2017 season we now have our first foal on the website on the Foal Page. There are also some photos now on our Facebook Page.
We are also pleased that we are fast approaching having 50 thousand Facebook likes which which we take as a huge compliment and a great achievement. At Faside its been a busy start to the year and we are very pleased summer is now upon us.

December 25, 2016

Faside Estate
We would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and an amazing 2017 full of fun and happiness.
In our Photo Gallery you can see one of our favourite photos of Faside in Snow.

June 6, 2016

Faside Estate
We are pleased to be ale to present the first of our foals for 2016. Our first foal is called Faside Joella and is by Johnson and Donnatella. The second foal is called Faside Jasmine and she is by Johnson and With Love and our most recent foal is called Faside Got The Love and is by Grey Flannel and San Amour.
It is possible to view all our 2016 foals on both our Foal Page or our For Sale Page.

April 16, 2016

Faside Estate
With this years foaling have just begun we should soon be able to post some updates on this years years foals in the next few weeks.
We have also revamped our mobile website for both the estate and the horses.

December 19, 2015

Faside Estate
The foals have been practising loading through the trailer. We change the location of the trailer each session. It is much easier to load the foals who's mums will happily stand quietly on the trailer. Usually a bit of bribery for the mares helps, especially the first few attempts when we let the foals go at their own speed and explore the trailer. We find a few of the foals like to test the ramp with their hoof by pawing it. We keep the sessions really short, loading each foal three times. The foals get a good scratch when they stand quietly. Once they have practiced a couple of times this becomes really quick. Often the way out is the bigger challenge as the aim is to walk out sensibly, not to jump out! I like using a trailer to practice with as the ramp is at a gentle angle.
All the foals lead to their field now. They are all wearing their winter rugs to keep them dry. They get very fluffy coats so we use lightweight rugs. They are weighed every month. The oldest foal, Japonica, is fast approaching 300kg. She weighed in at around 50kg when she was born in April. Its incredible how fast they grow in the first year. The youngest foals, born at the end of June, are still closer to 200kg, its amazing the difference a couple of months head-start can make.
The first foals have been weaned. As per usual there was no great stress involved, the foals took a while to notice that the milk bar is in the next field. We put both fields hay at the same point in the fence so that the mares are encouraged to stay nearby. Usually the mares are more bothered than the foals. The foals are in the groups of friends they made growing up.
Most of the other foals are due to be weaned, but the weather has been very wet so we are waiting until the ground conditions are better as we wean them in the fields. We will leave a couple of 'nanny' mares with the weaned foals. It doesn't feel particularly Christmassy with the mild, wet weather we've had. We were lucky that our 'flooding' was more mid-welly puddles at the foot of the fields. Glad we're not near a river.
We had a fabulous trip to London to watch the Grand Prix at Olympia with the owners of Safiya, Sir Don Allure and Tobias. It was great to see such amazing horses and riders.
Soon our foals will be yearlings. I always think of them as being foals until the first foal of the next season is born. Our first foal is due in April, and mirroring this year most of our mares are due in June again.

December 15, 2015

Faside Estate
With the self catering accommodation being discontinued we have rejigged our website with The Tower remaining available as holiday accommodation and we have retained the eating out, towns, golf and museums sections.
Both Woodside and Gateside are now on long term lets.

April 18, 2015

Faside Estate
This year at Faside Stud we have an exciting selection of foals due from mid April by Sir Donnerhall, Johnson, San Amour, Barrosso, Tolegro, Franklin and Sandro Hit and updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/faside.stud.
The lambing has been going well and the weather has been fairly kind this year.
We also now have a large number of reviews for the castle accommodation and these include reviews from FreetoBook and which you can read online.

December 21, 2014

Faside Estate
With just a few days left to Christmas, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

August 4, 2014

Faside Estate
We have just added the foals born so far this year to the Foal Pages on Faside Stud. This year has been very successful with six foals born so far and another three due shortly. We are also about to pass the 30,000 fan mark on Facebook for our horses.
More photos will be getting adding in the following weeks but feel free to check out the photos so far on our Facebook Page.
Also, you can now add us easily as a contact on your mobile using our vCard.

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