After the awful weather at Galahad’s first show I decided it was time to get him a rug. Obviously as an Exmoor he doesn’t usually need one but spending half a day stood still in driving rain isn’t something a sensible pony would normally do. Galahad is pretty good at sheltering from the rain but being tied to a horse box limits his movement somewhat! If it happens again I can at least throw a rug over him to keep off the worst of the weather.
I just got a fleece rug which should keep most of the rain off him without making him too warm. He has been practising wearing it for a week or two now and doesn’t seem to mind at all. If he is loose when I put it on he sometimes rolls his eyes a bit but no more than that.
My sister’s pony is fascinated by the whole thing. He seems to think that the rug looks good to eat and is constantly sniffing at it. Certain fabrics have always been irresistible to him. He always tries to lick my riding jacket but ignores other coats.
The photograph looks like he is trying to take a chunk out of Galahad which he really wasn’t. He was mostly just sniffing the rug and I took a very badly timed picture!