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Saturday, April 5th, 2008 stings and we want it to stop. The sun was shining and we thought that we were in for a fun day in the field and then we got hit with hailstones. Bailey was rugless and really annoyed. Mind you he was even taken out for a hack with Snoops and got caught out in it. There riders went and sheltered from the hail under some trees so he missed the worst of it (but still hasn’t stopped complaining).

Most of us horses got a really easy day today because of riders being on holiday. Tallulah didn’t get ridden at all!

Newbies in the..

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

..river field. Not horses but baby sheep. 6 little lambs are bouncing around the field and chasing each other up and down the hill. They are a bit like Trio and Baby George only alot smaller. We’re all having a sweep stake on how many little lambs will be born.

Talking about a sweep stake, who is going to win the grand national this weekend. Tallulah reckons that if we can buy her a lift with Eric Gillies to Liverpool she’ll absolutley waste the opposition and bring back the grand national purse to us.

Yeh and Bailey will jump three foot cross-country jumps at Scone.

Wow, no rugs..

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

.. I was allowed out this afternoon without my rug on and so managed to find the muddiest and wettest part of the field and rolled in it. Woowho! In fact I got so muddy that no-one could put my rug on again.

I am now sitting in the field with no rug and luckily its very warm so I am not cold.

Bored, bored, bored..

Monday, March 31st, 2008

..I’m stuck in this box again having to talk to Diamond. So I had a little sore leg and the next thing I know is I’m inside, my shoes have been removed and someone is digging away at my feet. Mind you, it doesn’t hurt much now but the weather was so noce today and I was stuck inside when all my mates were outside running around. Next time I’ll be a bit more stoic.

It was going so well..

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

.. and then I had to canter up a hill and there was a jump at the top and it looked huge and I started to worry that I might trip on it and fall and hurt myself and so I stopped, and then had to do it again and then there was another pair of jumps and it just all started to go wrong from there. I couldn’t help it really, sorry Shaun, I honestly tried to jump all the jumps but they just looked soooo big. Lol


Warm weather..

Monday, March 24th, 2008

..has arrived and the grass is coming through (although slowly). The ground is also drying out really quickly. In fact, in places it is getting so dry its cracking. This makes it much easier for us when we don’t have to step up to our knees in it.

We are looking forward to tomorrow because we are all involved in the show jumping clinic. Unfortunately we have lost one of our participants to a bad bout of chicken pox. We are all thinking of you and hoping you are feeling better soon.

What a palaver..

Monday, March 17th, 2008

..this weekend. Washing and scrubbing and general business on the yard as everyone got ready for a big competition. Thank heavens its over and now everything can go back to normal.

Our teams did really well though. But next year we’ll do better. Lucy is already in training home to make the team for the 2009 Rivals Cup.

She has also got wind of a couple of Own a Pony days and want desperately to have a rider for those.

She’s scary..

Monday, March 10th, 2008

..but we love her really. Snoops joined our field two days ago and she just acts like she has always been here. Its quite good really because we don’t have to mess around and try to pretend to fight over pecking order so everyone is much safer. She just walked into the field walked up to our hay and started eating it like she had been doing it all winter!

We was very impressed with her suave coolness and complete tougherocity. Even Bailey was in awe of her. Mind you we are all waiting to see what Henry makes of her when he gets back out to play.

Her friend, George is a little less brave and does the sensible usual “respect to the herd dynamics” thing. He also reckons Henry is in lurv with Snoops and so will not mind at all. Maybe that’s how she does it, she gets everyone to fall in lurv with her. Anyway, however, she does it she is cool and we are impressed.

Now we know..

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

..why we got hay. George and Snoops have joined us in the horses field. George says that he can’t eat haylage because it makes him very unwell so obviously the people have put hay in our field so we we can have two new playmates. Snoops got straight into the hay hake but George was a bit less forward. The field has been a bit quiet since Teagan and Blue left so two new horses to muck around with is just what we need.

Wot no haylage..

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

..we finished it last night and it got replaced with hay. Its nice and tasty but a lot drier. We’re not sure why our haylage supply has stopped and been replaced with hay. Maybe we’ll find out tomorrow.

And it was very confusing in the pony field tonight. Bonnie got turned out and Peppermint was left in with us horses waiting for the last lesson and then all of a sudden people arrived dragged Pepper off up to the field and came back with Bonnie who was not at all impressed. She was moaning all lesson that she was happily eating in the field and then got dragged back down to the yard.

Most strange.