We have had some simply glorious weather this week. I don’t think there was any rain at all and although the last couple of days have been distinctly chilly we have had some wonderful sunshine. The fields are beginning (touch wood) to dry out nicely and things just seem a lot more cheerful when the sun shines.
The ground is really a bit too cut up for serious schooling but I have taken advantage of the drier ground to vary our rides by hacking round the fields. It makes things more interesting for the ponies and it means we can have a bit more of a canter than the six strides we can fit on the verge.
It has also allowed us to have a paddle in the stream which is something we don’t do very often. Strangely, although Galahad has an aversion to puddles, he is quite happy walking into the stream. Granted his head normally goes straight down to play with the water but at least he isn’t worried by it!
We had a lovely relaxing ride with no pressure to school and no worry about cars. A perfect afternoon.