Saturday, 16 May 2009

The cart horse goes to the dressage ...

I don't think we frightened the DQ's too much when we descended upon them at the first day of the Solway Dressage Group's winter dressage series. Meg was adorable, as always, and behaved impeccably. She was a little unsure of the pinto pony she met first up (Is it a cow? Is it a horse??) but I think she would have loved to get to know him a little better. We just pottered around the grounds amongst the other horses and people and had a few good trots and canters in the big space. She was a very tired bunny after about half an hour so had a shower and a nibble on her hay net and then spent a wee while eating grass while we watched a few tests. I couldn't be happier with her - she's just the coolest! In fact, she decided she liked it so much there that she was a bit of a tart to get on the float at the end and I had to get Mr Wippy out and wave him around a bit. She soon realised it was easier to succumb and climbed aboard and off we went, home. As I sit here I can look out of the window and see she is having a big sleep next to her hay. Bless.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Meg and Reilly

Two 'ponies' worked today - I feel a good month coming on with the arrival of Bernou, a keen rider from the Netherlands. I think she was rather taken with both ponies, Reilly in particular who is the first stallion she has ridden. Bernou rides mainly endurance on her Norwegian Fjord and breaks in horses for other people. Reilly is going to get a good work out while she is here I think!

And here is Meg with Bernou on board and also Nick - We all had a wee ride today and she was adorable. I am hoping to take her down to a local dressage day this weekend, weather allowing, just for a look around. Should be lots of fun!