Friday, 14 December 2012

on a cold and frosty morning....

Yesterdays pic of the Alf and Les Gars on the track - Lolo wasnt up for being photgraphed .... So we really really liked the cold weather - after the vet telling me "les gars" need more coat they are pretty much naked 24/7 (though I did wuss out and put a thermatex on on the -5 nights!) but they are holding up pretty well - ears are warm and they seem tres contente - Keeping them eating is the trick : the more their bodies process the more heat they can generate in the hind gut.... but todays rain is draining, mud everywhere and the fields are mudpits .... please come back the freezing cold ...!!  

Sunday, 9 December 2012

TinTin Clinic 9th Dec

are we jumping or climbing over this?

First water tray experience 

see, no ground poles needed!

2nd water tray jump!  OK so we made it a cross ...

KAPOOOW!  that that you little fence ... 

I guess I'll keep my WunderPants outa trouble too!

Today was just another day showing my audience why my name is Wunder! 
Unfortunatley my camera cut out after my lesson but we got some smashing pix of MrWunderpants working it all out!   but smashing days riding by Hannah, Samia, Lauren, Jo and me ... thanks for yet another amazing day TinTin!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Winter Spa treatment for tack....

Of all the things I could post today its about tack!  With this cold spell chilling everything in its way one of the things Jack Frost will have no qualms messing with is your tack - just as the moisture is taken out of the air that makes our skin so dry in these conditions, the same happens to our beloved tack!   So as a bit of preventative maintenance, love treat your tack to a day at the spa and give it a good clean, with nice warm water to supple the leather and help remove all the grit n grime and get into all those nooks and crannies and if your done quite feel prepared to do a full dismantle then at least undo all the buckles and fixins to get at those hard to get to dust and muck accumilating spots.... you'll be pleased you did and your tack will be grateful for the attention!  and if you dont believe me then I challenge you to not put moisturiser on your face for a couple of days and see how wrinkly it gets!!