On Easter Monday morning there was glorious sunshine when I let the ponies out. My sister and I missed the best of the weather for our hack but it was still nice enough to ride without a coat. At least, I didn’t wear one. She has no pockets in her jodhpurs and so needed the coat to carry her phone. It was starting to get a bit warm to be comfortable though.
We collected our neighbour’s paper and set off up the hill. I have to admit to hurrying Galahad a bit as there was a nasty black cloud off to the right. Sadly we didn’t hurry enough and before we reached the top of the hill the heavens opened. Not just with rain – with biting hail which numbed the side of my face and sent both ponies straight into the hedge so they could turn their heads away. Apparently that wasn’t much relief though as they were soon keen to be moving again – faster than before! – and we soon reached the postbox which is handily inside a barn. It gave us a very good excuse for sheltering inside!
Galahad was quite happy to stay indoors but Cookster prefers moving about so was pretty soon outside again.
Luckily the worst of the shower was over by then but my sister was suddenly very happy to be wearing her coat!