The sun was out, the frost was thawing ... and I had a muddy horse hoping for a carrot!
Yes, he had a carrot and then back to his box for a groom. He was certainly needing one, as the weather had been terrible over the weekend - Toni had taken them all out extra hay, as we had severe gale force winds to go with the rain.
Anyway once he was a bit cleaner I could tack him up and get ready to go. Toni brought in Smudge and together we went for about a 6 mile walk. It was really lovely. It gave us a chance to chat and "put the world to rights" ... while letting the boys walk and gently work their bodies.
As DJ is still un-clipped, he came back quite warm, but that gave Toni and I a chance to finish off our chat over a cup of coffee!
More carrots - and back to their field .... I took them both back and once through the gate, DJ promptly got down and rolled ... yes, you guessed it, no camera!