Deja Vu is away to Yorkshire tonight to start her new life with Natalie, hopefully she will be doing some film and stunt work in the future and testing out the extreme trail course Natalie is building.
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Sunday, 28 July 2013
...Via Gilsland Show for the Novice Ridden class, not too shabby for a pony that was unbroken a fortnight ago. Warming up wasn't as hair raising as it looked though he did find the burger van strangely suspicious...!! Bob even left the ground for the first time before he was safely delivered home. He no doubt told the Dales ponies he lives with that he'd been playing polo and going to shows and they probably said "Now, now, don't lie Bob"!
Saturday, 27 July 2013
Friday, 26 July 2013
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Mark has spent many a "happy" hour topping all the fields over the last few weeks, possibly cursing the purchase of a five foot topper and the lack of air con in the tractor. The mares and foals moved last night and the rest of the horses today, there was a distinct lack of bouncing around as they put their heads straight down. No rest for the wicked of course, topper off, harrows on!!!
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Yesterday one of the big beech trees had come down over the fence into the field, now they always say you shouldn't camp under Beech... this is probably why. Bearing in mind the Beech tree is also known as the widow maker due to its nasty habit of dropping big branches without any warning it was with some trepidation Mark went in with the chainsaw. I stood at a respectful distance, picking up the odd branch, offering moral support. Mark said there were a few "twitching like a rabbits nose" moments. Glad to get the job done with all limbs attached, the fence up and some very happy broodmares in the field and munching merrily.
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Monday, 22 July 2013
Such a happy foal despite everything we doing to him and with a super appetite too! Bandage change today so we have a photo taken on a proper camera with a flash. It shows the wound probably more accurately though its less flattering than a nice dark camera phone shot. Doing fine though and IV antibiotics now stopped.