Well, in DJ's eyes it was!
Ros and I had spoken at about 8.15 and as the weather was due to clear, we said we would meet later than normal. And, admittedly, when I went to get DJ it was only light rain, and still warm. That, in itself is a winning combination for him - he is a Connemar pony and designed to live on an Irish Moor!
As we walked in the rain started to get worse and I was alrady soaked once back in his box. As he had been a good boy and walked in quickly, as well as his carrot, I gave him a small handful of hay.
He was wet, so sprayed conditioner on his tail and mane and concentrated on brushing, then combing them. The rain continued, so I again spoke to Ros, and we decided enough was nough ... so now I had the hard task to inform DJ that he would only have one thing to do before going back to his field - eat a snack!
Somehow he semed to cope well with that news!
As I have often said he passes me back his bucket, and today was no exception, although, sadly, as I got him and bucket in shot, he let go! But you can see that he had done it!
So, now fed, back to his field to tell Conrad what a hard day it had been!