Friday, December 21, 2012

a cosy stable

this is the stable we are getting to use just now, hope to keep it but the yard owners are so busy with four young horses to bring on to sell,  we will just have to see how it goes.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

posh frock on

This is Abbey in her best winter-wear posh frock, she did a good job of keeping it clean for the two days she had it on. The temperature went up overnight and she was too warm in it this morning. I was going to put her back out in her lighter one but I got told we've got a stable to use to use now; so her feet can get dried out for a few days.
Photos of stable to follow as my camera gave up after this photo, I bought ordinary batteries and the two sets have been hopeless. I am now charging up my last set of re-chargables as they seem to last well.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

thinking of adding flashing lights....

here we are ariving back from a ride out in the rain. this is most of our 'bright' ... everything on but the leg bandages as her legs are too muddy. I'm also muddy .... never ending rain!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

more bright!!

this is a Parsons Rump, lovely and bright for riding out.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

as the nights draw in....

check your 'bright', apparently it can wear out and fade. so you can either take a photo with a flash or go out in the dark with a torch. think ours is still ok.
and here is what we did today, its a hard life being a pony....

Saturday, October 13, 2012

pony raincoats

the mares sheltering behind the hedge last night, I have taken pity on Abbey and given her a raincoat to wear, wee Esme is not looking too impressed...

Friday, September 21, 2012


chilled out ponies... this is a common sight in the field. a nice atmosphere and calm horses living in a herd. this is the girls sleeping. Abbey on the right and Esme on the left. in the middle a group of young 'uns. there are also geldings and horses/ponies of all ages in the 'herd'.
Abbey doesn't like to ride out on her own much, so I lead her round the road and ride back down a lane that runs alongside the field. we've been out riding once or twice a week with other people who go out regularly, and Abbey is fine to do this as she likes the company.... once she was even brave enough to lead the way past a combine but then tucked in behind again as the other horses came past.... she would make a great trekking pony, always at the back.
there is no school to ride in, if its dry enough (and empty) its ok to ride in a paddock but its been too wet mostly and sometimes full of fatties on a diet.
weight is coming off them now its colder, and wet. Abbey has quite a bit of weight to loose so I will not rug her until I can feel ribs.... its not very often you can feel ribs. as we have no stable she will winter out, probably rugged up, and there will be hay out in the field for them all, as long as she doesn't stand and stuff her face constantly that should be ok.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

another Honey

lovely wee shetland pony called Honey, she might be in foal but not confirmed yet.  

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

lucky shot

snapped the camera at this seagull about 20 times as it flew arround, this is the only picture I got and this is unedited apart from reducing size to upload. I like it.

Monday, July 16, 2012

if you go down to the woods today....

friends inspecting a fairly new hive to find the queen bee, it had been noticed that there was not much activity with the bees. I am a good distance away using my zoom lens......
 after giving them some smoke, all the hive comes into sections and the combs all lift out seperately.
 each section inspected and no queen bee to be seen, there are also very few bees so the thought is that she has left and taken bees with her.
some of the cells have grubs in them so one of them may grow into a new queen bee..... story to be updated then!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

new to me...

my daughter just gave me her old lap-top.... its got a couple of keys missing though it all seems to work ok and is much faster. just need to add my photo program and other things I use.
its got a web-cam and I've no idea how that works.
looking on ebay for a couple of cheap keys so hopefully they'll not be to fiddly to attatch.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

dancing and prancing...

as Abbey gets used to her suroundings she gets a bit excitable at times. today some kind folks allowed us to go out a ride with them. as they walked on nice and calmly we ran circles round them... mane and tail flying.... they kept saying 'oh how pretty she is'.... which is very kind and a polite of them as she was a hooligan. she wasn't exactly running away, er, but not totally in control either, I just kept directing her around and around.... I hope they will allow us to go out with them again as the more we can go out and about the better she will get. then eventually she'll go out by herself.

Monday, February 27, 2012


my friend recently visited Iceland and this was my present from her trip... I think its great fun, the white wax and stones represent the ice and volcanic stones, then the inside is red for the volcano. what a great idea.