Wednesday, August 25, 2010

of edges

the vegetable beds have 'edges', wow! haven't seen them for a looooog time!! I gave in and asked a local grass cutter to do the grass and the strimming, over the last couple of weeks there has been so much rain that it has been left to get too long. I have managed to cut most of the hedge by starting a 'little bit at a time' when I had time and it was dry..to look at it in one go is too much, so I did 'up to the post' , then 'up to the tree' , and so on, there is still a couple of sections to do but I feel that they are achievable in the near future.
Tansy right at the edge of the first photo.

Abbey and I have been out riding round the fields, I love the peace and quiet. Not all is peaceful, I have purchased a small MP3 player with its own little speaker so that Abbey and I can have some music to listen to when practicing our flexion and cantering and 'stuff' when we are in the riding arena. I am a bit deaf so cannot stand putting headphones in or over my ears, also stereo becomes very strange when you cannot hear in one ear! As it is a yard where there is a house near, and other people about I think it would be impolite to have a full size stereo blaring while we rode. I always enjoyed the music playing at the two Quantum Savvy riding clinics I went to...one with Abbey and the first one with Katie. Who knows what the horses think? Abbey tried to eat the player when I showed it to her-I didn't want her to get a fright if I turned it on suddenly, ha, a whole new meaning to internal music......
I eventually got this bridle fitted correctly, its made from 'rawhide' and I believe a style in evidence in Argentina or Brazil, very pretty. I haven't ridden in it yet, we're still happy in a headcollar.
I have slight problem at the livery yard, Abbey has escaped through some partially broken fencing and was eating herself silly in the next field, luckily they own that field as I would not like to be getting into the farmers land, that would not be good at all. They have some electric fencing which I have put up and I have purchased some more electric fencing to use temporarily until it is fixed. If only they would maintain their edges!!

6 comments:

WILDSIDE said...

Looking good, Claire! Love that shot of Tansy.

Bonnie said...

Love seeing pics of your horse. I took my Brownie Girl Scouts to a horse farm 2 weeks ago and they rode for the first time. They were so cute on those big horses with their legs dangling, not reaching the stirrups. Just gentle rides around the indoor arena.

gfid said...

the bridle is beautiful - what craftsmanship, all the braiding and knots and wraps and things. and TASSELS!!! Abbey wears it like jewelry or a beautiful garment. we've had our first frosts here, so garden season mostly over, except for some roots and brassicas. Tansy looks right at home.... a garden doesn't seem complete without a kitty stretched out somewhere enjoying it.

clairesgarden said...

Wildside, cats have to get in front of the camera, its a built in response....
Bonnie, Abbey has had a couple of small children aboard...she was very good.
GF, getting colder here at nights and the cats want to come in earlier, they are so pampered. I tried an ordinary bridle with a diamonte browband on Abbey but I think I prefer the tassels....

Gary said...

Looks like a lovely spring over there in the old homeland. And that you and Abbey are having a good time..

c2b said...

I love that bridle. It's so pretty. Human got mine made specially for me but it's not pretty like that.