Tuesday, 22 January 2013

                                                       Jake playing in the snow

We are still struggling on with no change on the horizon - Yesterday we managed to get all the horses out and cantered them around a big grass field which a neighbouring farmer very kindly lets us use. The snow was lovely and powdery and as we had oiled the hooves well it didn't ball up. It was fairly deep and made them work.
Today the temperature was down to minus six and underneath the snow it was really icy so we decided it was safer to put them on the walker and then turn them out - the pipes are still frozen so they all need watering by hand which takes time. However, it is very beautiful and lovely not to be plodding about in the mud - that is yet to come when it thaws....