Sunday, 21 October 2018

The weather has been absolutely stunning, so much so that I swam in the river today - I can't believe that the clocks are due to go back next weekend and yet it is warm enough to sunbathe and swim - Crazy British weather!
The shepherd huts are still busy and the glamping site has been booked up every weekend until now. It has been a great season.
All the horses are now in at nights and on full food. Pasta has been 'off games' for the last three weeks as she has had a bad case of cellulitis - It started with a slightly swollen hock and then her whole leg became huge and hot and she was hopping lame. At one stage it looked as though the hock was infected which can be very serious. Thanks to Walnut hill vets ( Lotty, Lily and Bridget)  as well as Lucy and Jane Burton who spent a lot of time hosing and walking her.  She is now completely sound and I rode her for the first time on Friday - A huge relief as we have been taking our time with her as we think she is quite special and was one of my big hopes for the season. Kingsley is also completely recovered from his sore feet so we are all fit and ready to go. Happy days....