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English Weather - And Lots Of It! 
4th-Mar-2009 01:55 pm
DJ - plaited!

People often say that the English are always talking about the weather, but maybe today is the reason why?

Last night the rain and wind were horrific - I felt sorry for DJ and his friends in their fields.

Then as I drove there this morning, the village I go through had a layer of snow over it.

Once I got to Toni's it was to see puddles, wet stables (where it had rained in) and tired horses ... mind you, it also meant DJ was glad to see me!

He had a carrot and a mouthfull of halage, before being groomed. The sun was out, and it was warm, so I plaited him.

I then tacked him up and walked up to Ros and no-name and we headed off towards the Church ... and into a hail storm. By the time we were walking back up the canter track, it was only wind and rain that we were fighting ... and then we trotted the rest of the way home in the sun!

DJ was a good boy, and took the lead nost of the way, so I am glad to say he behaved himself this morning.

By the time we got back, he was actually steaming - wet coat, that had to the work in the sun ... steam!! Yes, this is his back, while he is busy itching his mouth on his foot!


That must be one of the weirdest pictures I have ever posted ... of him, or anyone!!!

Any way, I let him settle for a bit, then fed him, and took him out to his field. Then went and fed them all - and ended up having to repair Badgers rug, as well - he had torn the catch off one of his leg straps ... string can be very useful!

Then a drive back hom - through snow!

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4th-Mar-2009 05:13 pm (UTC)

I think that the only weather we didn't have was thunder!!
4th-Mar-2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
Ohio has weather like that! You never know what you'll get. It was in the teens yesterday, supposed to be in the 60's by Friday.

The steam! Wow, haha. At least he was warm. :)
4th-Mar-2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
I think that the only weather we didn't have was thunder!!

Yes, I was pleased I had my camera with me for that steam! Maybe I should call him "hot stuff"!!
4th-Mar-2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's a wonderful photo! I think that's one of the best photos you've shared with us! I can almost smell the warm horse and hay smells that inevitably accompany such moments. Kudos to you on capturing the light and the steam so beautifully. :D
4th-Mar-2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you - that means a lot.

And, thank you for suggesting this meme that I am doing - it is getting me to re-focus my brain on my camera.
4th-Mar-2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
Our weather is odd too. The highs vary as much as twenty degrees in a couple of days. Right now it is wind that is giving us the problems. It's blowing pollen around and causing all kinds of issues.

I love when the dogs lay out in the yard in the warm sunshine. They come in smelling like dirt and grass. It's a clean pleasant smell. Does wet horse smell better than wet dog? Wet dog isn't one of my favorite scents.
4th-Mar-2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
I think that the only weather we didn't have was thunder!!

I love the smell of wet horse, better than wet dog. My favourite though is cold dry dog ...that is a nice smell.
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4th-Mar-2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
It was a weird morning - and then sauna-DJ to finish it off!!
4th-Mar-2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
That is certainly freaky weather you're getting over there. Poor DJ and his friends.

Great picture btw.
4th-Mar-2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
I think that the only weather we didn't have was thunder!! Yes, they are certainly testing their weather skills at present.
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4th-Mar-2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks - so weird, I am glad I managed to think to take it!
5th-Mar-2009 11:49 am (UTC)
Wow... great story and excellent picture!
5th-Mar-2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks ... and thanks!
5th-Mar-2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
See, that's another fantastic picture. I like the quirky ones. :)
5th-Mar-2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks Carolyn, as I said that must be one of the weirest pics ever - I should have just posted it and let you all gues!
5th-Mar-2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
WOW steamy boy indeed! Nice to see he gets a decent work out though hehhe!
5th-Mar-2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, he has had a good week - and been a good boy!
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