Looking to the weekend

Well we are half way through the working week, and still I am greeted every evening with a whinney and a shout from tayah, pleased to see me I guess.

Off to Griggs open day with Glenys on Saturday, looking for some bargains 😜

Hoping to go for a ride with tayah on Sunday. Hoping my arm is ok, after my accident a couple of weeks ago. Maybe I am pushing it to soon as only started driving this week following it.

Accident, I hear you say! Lovely mono, Glenys’ little Shetland had been broken to pony trap, only the third time in it, and something spooked him which made me needing to jump out at speed. Only to realise the following day I could have just put my foot on the break 🤭

Spent the evening in A&E but thankfully no real damage. Just a bruised arm and shoulder as well as the bruised ego too.

You will be pleased to know that since this happened mono has been back in the pony trap, and doing fine. He had no damage at all, thankfully.

From storm Eunice to storm Franklin 💨

Another weekend written off as non-ridden due to stormy weather. Storm Eunice hit most of the UK on Friday which saw 90-100mph winds in a lot of places, one place even saw 120mph winds.

Working from home Friday meant I was able to get to the yard earlier than normal, which was a good thing as Eunice had blown down a couple of trees. One of which had fallen on the telegraph cables and knocked off the electricity in the stables.

Driving down the lane there were a number of tree branches in places. When I arrived at the yard, the greeting over the field gate was unexpected.

Hello mummy 😂

I was greeted by the ponies over the gate. Erm they are not supposed to be there. The strong winds had blown the fence down so the ponies decided they would wait for me by the stables.

Thankfully our stables were intact after the 100mph winds. Some of our friends and others were not so lucky.

Sunday the winds were back however not as strong, but as there were still lots of debris lying around we gave riding a miss. Instead pamper time with the ponies.


Gatsby had pamper time in the morning with his mane plaited again – this helps to keep it cleaner and I am sure is why it seems to have grown so much.

Looking good Gatsby boy 🤗

Tayah had pamper time in the afternoon.

My girl 😊