Horse Talk

Much excitement this week as we move the horses over to summer grazing. Yes, warm mornings and balmy evenings are on the horizon.

And with spring in the air, we’ve been hard at work with creating new space and the most of our barns and outhouses.

With Shelley leading the rejig in typical calm, cool and collected fashion we now have an exceptionally well organised Feed Room, complete with chalk board with our liveries favoured breakfasts and dinners (that’ll be carrots and apples all round).

Making the most of the fine weather, we’ve been encouraging horses (much patience necessary) to load quietly onto trailers and lorries for a number of outings. Jim and Lance and Steve and Sandwich are currently our most well travelled residents, taking on dressage and a 10 mile sponsored ride over one weekend. We’re still questioning whether riders should be returning more tired than their steeds?

Not to be outdone, team Gordon have once again taken the showing circuit by storm in their first of the season outing this bank holiday weekend. They returned home happy, with a two wins and a third place for Lacey and Jasmine. Make way for a summer of polished boots, gleaming tack and an exceptionally smart Fudge.

So at the start of Spring, all is well on the yard; our favourite white chicken continues to rule the roost (and finish off the tea room biscuits), whilst our four legged residents can look forward to longer days of rug free turn out – sunshine dependant!