Ben and Button came back today, also having summered very well. The blacksmith was in to put front shoes on some very fresh horses. The stables have all been painted and it is a good excuse to have a proper tidy up. My car has conked out and just getting the parts (the transmission has gone) could take up to the 10 days so I'm a bit stranded at the moment. I went for a lovely bike ride last night with Sarah and my hip is no worse today so at least I can get out of the yard one way or another.