Daughter is with me for 3 weeks but as the holiday budget was blown on Chicago earlier in the year, we are having a staycation. Being a teenager she doesn’t get up until midday so it works quite well – I work in the mornings & take half day in the afternoons.
Today we went to Chepstow races where I won only on one race out of 7. It was actually decent weather though, the first time I can remember that at the races.
or stupidity. One of the two. Daughter bringing Brandy in during stupid driving rain today. Unlike a dog who can curl up on the sofa, horses require you to get out on days like today.
First time back up the stables for a couple of weeks for me. Daughter rounds up Brandy
Some welcome September sunshine meant we took Brandy and Sandy out today. Don’t worry, Sandy wasn’t walked like this, I held her, but this was just for the photo.
After drumming lesson tonight we went up the stables so daughter could ride her horse for a bit. The yard is floodlit so she stayed out riding until 9pm.
Daughter riding Brandy around the fields.
We took Sandy up to meet Brandy today. There was much indifference on both parts.
Daughter was back today, so she wanted to go up the stables this evening. The fact that it was raining miserably didn’t deter her. She hasn’t jumped Brandy before so we set up a course with some low jumps to get him used to it. I got very wet. Considering I don’t really like horses I seem to spend a lot of my time around them. It’s a shame she couldn’t have got an interest in something I like, say becoming a fromagier or something.
This is a Shetland Pony and a sheep up at the stables. Even for a Shetland this one seems small, a mini Shetland. I wonder if the sheep feels embarrassed?
Daughter riding Brandy up to the stables from the field.