We had plenty of time for a good groom - and although his coat is almost gone (there were 3 circular patches of white in his field where he had been rolling), there is still a bit more to remove.
I think he enjoyed his hour-long pampering!
Toni brought in Smudge and we went down towards the Church and through the village ... even having a couple of canters on the verge. It was great - good to chat, and for Toni to be able to de-stress about life, as that's what we do when she is having a tough time.
The only worry was DJ ... yes, a clacky shoe! I was meant to have phoned the farrier last week, but it slipped my mind ... so Toni was able to tease DJ about his place in my thoughts! Still he rerturned home with all 4 still on ... ahd a feed and back to his field.
I have tried contacting Ian, but no answer - I'll probably find that he's on holiday now!