Another photo from Stranraer Agricultural show yesterday, with kind permission of Dan Baillie - www.bailliephoto.co.uk
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Monday, 28 July 2014
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Possibly not going to be rushing back to this one...!! Didn't start well when the volunteer on the gate was shouty and mean for no good reason, the next couple of helpers were cheery but at a complete loss... the wagon park was full and wagons were still coming in, in droves. They parked us on the side of the track, this was probably a huge positive as there were wagons down the bottom that weren't getting out this side of Tuesday. Arrayan had spread a shoe but the show farrier, Will, was grand and soon popped it back on.
We never found a warm up, the horse walk was pushchair and sunbather central, the class was over an hour late and it was scorching. Just when everyone was wilting with heat stroke the main ring entertainment let of some gun shots to wake them up again.
Ended the day with a third and a rather rosy tan!
Friday, 25 July 2014
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Quick practise with the South American tack before Saturday, rawhide tack does not approve of the (normal) climate of the West Coast of Scotland, however we are polishing our halo that we have remembered this with a few days to spare and are slathering it in rawhide cream (which looks just like lard... and probably is!) You can't see in the photo but there were clouds of white butterflies cantering round with Arrayan.
Max is now pootling round the indoor pen, Tilley has been sat on (she has been more worried by the girth so is a few days behind him). Just as Mark swung up on to her Max grabbed the Jollyball in the pen, cantered across and threw it at the cage walls with a satisfying clang. If he could of thrown a t-shirt over his head and run round shouting "he shoots, he scores" he would of. I tried to get him to pose with the Jollyball after for a photo but he looked down his nose at me, muttered "dirty, dirty" and refused to have anything to do with it.
Phoenix has been introduced to a polo stick and is reasonably happy with it, a little more worried by a moving ball to start with.
Just heard from Edmund Edge that Chamfron Morello had his first outing today and was second in a strong coloured class at Launceston Show.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Pampita had a spin up to the vets to have her near fore x-rayed, she offered to keep watch while Mark raided Callum's drug cabinet. Her herd in the back field is enjoying this glorious summer and are all plump and shiny. Mark is still topping (damn you, five foot topper...)