November 26th, 2008

DJ - plaited!

Escorting The Ladies ...

Well, it's a hard job but DJ coped fairly well with the stress!

I will admit, my heart sank when I saw him this morning - he was wet mud from top to tail ... and everything in between!

Still he is continuing to be a good boy and meet me at the gate and walk in nicely with me.  For the next hour I attempted to make him look half decent - concentrating on making sure where his sadlle, lag straps and bridle rest were comfortable for him.

We were ready just before 10, and Toni got Junior and the 4 of us walked up the road to meet Ros and Rosie ... so as I said, 5 ladies he had with him!

It was dry (sort of!), but very misty.  We always wear reflectors, but if it had been any worse then I would have been reluctant to go out.  It's not worth the risk - especially when you ride a fog-coloured horse!

We went down to the Church, and then down the road and back up, before turning into Well Lane - and at long last a chance for a canter.  It has been ages since DJ was able to do down hills and cantering - so a great big YAY - he was fine - and really enjoyed it!

Some of you reading this may have joined DJ's story in the last 6 months - well, if so, and for those who want a reminder, the route I am talking about is photographed Here   The previos pages to that are other routes we use, btw.

Well we got back, damp, but tired, for the best of reasons ... and I was so happy.

DJ had something to eat, after being settled, and then back out - but to a different field.  The electric fencer has broken where he was - and he is too great an escape artist to stay put - so he and Conrad have been moved for the time being.  As I left the 2 were cantering round their new home.

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Thanksgiving Quiz.

I'm a day early - but have just snagged this from tamakin 

You Are a Pilgrim

Like the pilgrims, you've felt persecuted for your beliefs from time to time.

You have a strong sense of right and wrong. Your morality sometimes makes you feel out of step with the modern world.

You may not go as far as moving across the world, but you still identify with the pilgrims.

Well, except for the whole stealing land and killing Indians thing.

Hope that you all have a great Thanksgiving - and for those travelling to see family, that you have safe and easy journeys.