Archive for February, 2008

Watch the Shetland Run…

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

McLennon can really shift when he wants to…. his saddle slipped forward today and he had a crasher. Bonnie was gossiping after and was telling us that McLennon was just playing hard to get and was showing off aroud the arena!

Flicka is feeling a bit better, hopefully she will be out soon to give us some “on the yard” gossip.

Well, we have an easy day tomorrow which will give us time to finish the last bale of hay befor our favourite farmer comes back on Monday!

Bye for now.

We want some…

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Whatever Merlyn was on today we want it! Tara was saying she was nearly overtaken by Merlyn up the canter hill, didn’t know he had it in him! He bounced back into the field all proud of himself…. could spring be in the air?

Buster is out for good! He went in this morning to be ridden and came out again, and didn’t have to stay in all day, he said it was because Flicka needed his box, bet we all know that it was just so he couldn’t miss the latest gossip!

More from us tomorrow, the haylage is calling, bye.

All you need is..

Friday, February 15th, 2008 and a full hay hake. Today got interesting in the field. Buster came back last night after his holiday inside and then a new horse, Rhys, joined us. This was good because with all the horses leaving recently we were starting to get aggarophobic in the field. Rhys and Bambi decided to go off on a nice romantic walk by themsleves. They got as far as the garden before being spotted and herded back into their field.

He’s back..

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

..and happily eating hay with us. After what seemed like forever, Buster has been turned out again to join us. But because it’s so dark we didn’t get to gallop around and muck about. We tried, but we couldn’t see where we were going and Merlyn kept running into Tollulah. She wasn’t at all happy with Merlyn so we stopped and chatted over a mouthful of haylage.

Scuper the redevelopment plans..

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

..because our lake is evaporating. Is this global warming? We were working out a major lakeside development of the cradle field with lakeside stables and an eat all you can buffet (but I guess we already have that). But by half way through today we noticed the water was going. Where to, we asked ourselves. we can’t work it out but we want it back.

And it was hot today and we all wanted to lie down in the cool water. Maybe Baby George drank it all!

Ow, ouch, ..

Monday, February 11th, 2008 hurts. Yesterday was great fun but we all ache now. All that galloping over fields and jumping jumps was easy when the adrenaline was pumping, but now we are all calmed down it aches!

Apart from re-living the glory of the Sunday there wasn’t alot to do today. Not many lessons (one actually) and no visitors during the day. Very quiet, but just as well beacsue IT HURTS.

Tired but still walking..

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

.. after a fantastic day galloping around the fields at South Kilduff with a whole group of horses. Phew what a day. Bailey is thoughtful, apparently he had to do as he was told when out riding and couldn’t just race as fast as possible around the fields. He did say though that he jumped everything he was put in front of and cleared them by miles. All the other horses are too busy resting to talk much.

On a sadder note Tegan left us yesterday. He has moved closer to his home so that Katie can ride him more easily, which is good but we all missed him last night. We waved him off as he headed back to Dollar on Saturday at lunchtime.

The green green grass of home..

Friday, February 8th, 2008

..and we are eating it again. It has been so warm and wet that the grass is boinging up all around us. Yummy yummy.

Rhys is nervous. He had some shoes put on today and is worried that this means he is going to the draghunt on Sunday. Bonnie wants to race him but we know she really lurvs him and wants to kiss him, she really lurvs him.

The was some action on the yard today with the old horselorry getting started up. No doubt the preliminary preparations to the competition season. Who is going out, where and when. Everyone is very excited about the chance of a competition, we keep hoping that the humans will organise something at home. Maybe when the weather and ground gets dryer.

Phew, what a scorcher!

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

We are all boilingly boilingly hot, our winter coats are coming out and we are itching like mad. We hate our rugs. Benji managed to rip his off, Peppermint destroyed his so it can never be put back on and Mac took his off and trampled it into the mud. Lucky boys.

Bonnie is hoping no-one has noticed her missing her shoe ‘cos she has got wind of a plan to take her drag hunting on Sunday, she wants to go and hopes that she will still be able to go. She’s talking of nothing else.

Maddie grazed his leg and is being kept indoors and being covered in smelly purple spray to make sure he is fit for the drag hunt and Bailey is trying to avoid the mud to keep his shoes on.

We have got bored of haylage now and so we are hoping that the warm weather and wet ground gets the grass growing really fast. A bit like us. We’ve all been going really fast in the outdoor school, trying to show the humans that we would rather be ridden outside than inside.

Spring is in the air..

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

..with every sight and every sound. And we took full advantage of it by going out on a lovely hack with the wee babies. It was warm and dry today and we managed to graze the fields rather than just eating the haylage. It was lovely. Also it’s getting light in the mornings and lighter at night so we are actually able to see what is going on in the fields.

Spring is only just around the corner, the long light evenings are coming and we can’t wait for those warm evenings when we can chase each other around the fields and the school. There really is nothing finer on summer evenings than playing pony club games. Bring it on!