Today was cold, very cold! At sea level, around 0 degrees! Up on the hill, around –3 deg. Wind chill maybe a bit lower, who knows. But my toes knew about it!
Fresh snow overnight, most blown away by a strong East wind, left the surface solid and icy. But! The intrepid foursome set off, and enjoyed two hours of frozen backside! In the foreground is our latest and new recruit, Emily on her pony Polo! Sheena in yellow and her daughter Katy wrapped up in a checked fleece. Katy`s horse is relatively new to this game, but did well as did Emily.(only 10 years old)
You can see from this shot how leaden and dark the sky was, there was no one else out riding……..wonder why?
As you can see, those grey ears are a dead giveaway! Onwards ever onwards!
No, I havent fallen off, more a saddle adjustment. Thats Patrick, nosing onto Gracie, boy that wind was cold. In the forest not too bad, but once out! Urgh! If you`re wondering about the blue rope? Lead rein for Emily`s horse, and a spare length for ………well whatever!
A really good ride, everyone enjoyed the day, and although cold it was a wonderland!
There was one faller, poor Sheena! Patrick lost his footing on ice, slipped over onto his right side and threw Sheena down an embankment! No one injured. Horse was fine and able to continue! Which just goes to show, you never no whats round the corner. But if we dont take a risk now and again? We got back in good time, hit the sandwiches and Tea, then time for home.