Sunday, 26 January 2014

Stormy Sunday

It has all been rather quiet here due to weather.  It has been wet and windy forever it seems, and everyone is going round saying 'is it ever going to end?'.  The answer is never, apparently.
As a result of sloshing about in water for weeks on end, Hanuman and I both got foot abscesses.  His was easily dealt with, but mine evaded detection, even after She got the vet to do X-Rays.  In the end it burst out on the coronary band, and She says it is my fault for pretending to be sound whenever the vet comes.  Fat thanks I get for being brave.  The bad news is that my arthritis is getting worse, so I shall be leading a more relaxed life style.

Posy was hoping to go show jumping today, but after reviewing the weather, She and Posy decided it would not be fun.
The view from the stables
Meanwhile, we are hanging round the stables, hoping that She will bring us food so that we don't have to venture back out into the wind and rain.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Saddler comes to visit

The saddler came today and Posy had the flocking in her saddle adjusted.  We were then surprised to see that saddles were being tried on Hanuman. 
Hanuman advises the saddler on the best fit
He was quite unperturbed by the experience and happily trotted up and down the yard with a saddle attached to his back.  Then he had to try on Posy's bridle and be measured for a new bridle of his own.  That part involved a peppermint, so he was keen for the next steps, but was disappointed when the saddler went away again.  It looks like he will have to wait to find out what happens next.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Performance Targets 2014

Whilst we have been braving the driving rain and gale force winds, She has been huddled indoors devising performance targets for us.  They are as follows:

Posy - to become relaxed at well behaved at shows.

Me   - to continue to Set a Good Example and be a good baby-sitter

Hanuman  - to be able to walk, trot and canter with Her on his back and demonstrate basic brakes and steering by the end of the year.

Poor Hanuman has already started on his targets as She tried a bridle on him today.  He found it very difficult to chew with a bit in his mouth and kept dropping his peppermints.