This afternoon I took advantage of the the weather to explore a new direction for Galahad. We hacked right up the hill and had a little wander through the village. We set out at lunchtime hoping that everyone would be inside having their Sunday roasts and it seemed to work – we didn’t meet a single car on the way up the hill. We had to walk quite slowly though – Galahad has been that way before but not very often so he had to make absolutely sure everything was safe. Very excitingly we met two horses going the other way. That made us speed up!
The village itself was a (very) little busier but I was so proud of Galahad. He wasn’t fazed by the cars or the people and we went past a building site and a bonfire with no trouble at all. Although he is very nervous he is also incredibly curious/nosy which helps a lot!
Coming back down the hill a man paused in his gardening for a chat. At first Galahad was very restive and wanted to get home but after a couple of tries he stood perfectly still on a slack rein. Such a good pony!
We had some lovely views across the valley and beyond that as far as Exmoor. It really has been a beautiful day. Galahad was noticeably faster on the way down though. He doesn’t care much for the view.
We had a gorgeous ride and I am so looking forward to my next day off when hopefully we will be able to do it again, or even explore a little further!