Both of the ponies have developed a cough and runny nose. It is not really surprising given the weather and they are actually fine but it can’t be very nice for them. I want to tuck them up in bed with a lemsip! They however are behaving entirely as normal and getting absolutely covered in mud.
Our rides have now been reduced to a gentle poddle along the lanes. I think a bit of exercise is a good thing but we can’t do too much. I am rather enjoying myself! I have withdrawn from the dressage at the weekend though. For one thing, nobody would appreciate me taking a coughing pony to spread his germs! He is also obviously even less fit than he was and it just wouldn’t be fair to him. It is a shame but there will be plenty of other things we can do in the future. Hopefully by then there will be more light, I’ll be able to ride a bit more and Galahad will be rather fitter!