As I mentioned last week, the ponies have been spending a few days away. On Sunday I was meant to be taking my dog to an agility competition but it was cancelled due to the snow. Of course I was disappointed but I took the chance to go out on a longer hack with some people from the yard.
Although the roads were mostly clear of snow there were still some nasty icy patches so we spent a lot of time playing follow my leader to ensure we all stayed on the safe path. It was rather an exciting adventure really!
We had two lovely long canter tracks to enjoy – which Galahad did very much! One of them was a little stony so he kept wanting to duck onto the verge to save his feet but otherwise he was bounding along.
In fact, I was very much impressed with him. Normally on longer rides he can start to fall behind the bigger horses and we do a lot of jogging to keep up. This time though he was full of beans the whole way round and kept up beautifully.
He did get very warm though and needed a wash down afterwards. We borrowed a lilac headcollar which although slightly big I thought was rather fetching.
We had a fabulous ride and finished it off with tea and cake. What could be better?