It has been a long time since I posted here – and not for lack of material, more for lack of spare space in my head and time. We’ve been busy.
So here is a photographic blog recording our return of Steady Eddie from his busman’s holiday. He’s been learning how to log with Longshanks and an experienced logger. It’s opened up a new window to understanding what working horses are capable of. Steady Eddie loved the work.
Miss Friendship and I brought him home. I can’t wait to drive the route we rode and beyond. They are such lovely lanes.
We started out in beautiful sunshine. The verges are full of colour; bluebells, cowslips and cow parsley.
Our Steady Eddie was very contented as always.
In some places the verges have been cut revealing some surprising finds, including cerise pink knickers (as above) and a curly black wig. This is my favourite bit of road. It reminds me of France because there are no hedges.
And then it was my turn to ride, just for a bit. I was happy walking too.
It was getting cloudier the closer we got to home.
Through the farm we met Longshanks at his “once-a-week” hands-on agricultural lessons.
Though I have heard about it often, this is the first time I have seen him driving a tractor.
There it is!
And his friends are waiting. Oh the excitement!
“We’ve missed you!” Says Dapple-bum (not his real name).
Standing like that, Dapple-bum reminds us why he has showing prospects and Steady Eddie doesn’t, but he does have the most beautiful temperament. We can’t all be good lookers and temperament doesn’t get wrinkles, age spots or grey hair!