As I have said before, why blog when there’s nothing to blog about. We have waded (literally) through the winter and were incredibly lucky not to be flooded like so many other poor people and though the land is still very wet we are gearing up for the first shows and touch wood all the horses are well. At the moment it looks as though Cashel Rock, Mr. Mick, Fairfax C and Cochrane will be the first out. From then on it seems to be pretty hectic with Easter a heavy weekend. New kids on the block are a large hack for Julia Watts and a large riding horse that we broke in last year for Judith Balding who will start off with some novice classes. In the meantime First BE Intermediate next weekend at Belton having had a good run in Intermediate novice at Gatcombe last weekend. All fingers crossed too for The Fugue who runs in the Dubai Duty Free tomorrow (Saturday). Big field so hopr there will be no traffic problems. What else is new? Well the safety hat saga rumbles on but it is heartening to see how many shows have now taken it on board, but HOYS have dug their toes in and handed HOYS Hunter qualifiers to BSHA who do not have Hunters anywhere in their Articles of Association and who said how caring they are by making BSHA riders under 18 wear safety hats but truth to tell most of the under 18’s ride more efficiently than some of their elders. Need I say more? Other matters: I did not watch Farage V. Clegg as I had no wish to commit suicide. Vladamir Putin is showing what we all suspected were his true colours and the world is an uneasy and very corrupt place.
Cheerier comments – Zola the mini bull terrier continues to thrive and is obssessed with these hard rubber kongs and would play 24/7 if we let her but she is the most athletic mini bull we have ever had! The thought of dog agility classes did cross our minds, but only fleetingly! Well, time to stop rabbiting – the sun is trying to break through the cloud and it is wonderful to see all the spring flowers out. P.S. Saw lovely foals today, one by Dansili and the other by FRANKEL!! There’s hope after all – Cheers!