So, August ends, a chill in the air, autumn mists, horses hungry and aggressive at breakfast time. Builders finished (for now!), gallop and schools all sorted, website complete, new software up and running, stables full, youngest back to school – times move on, busy but lots to look forward to and forecast set fair.
Routine work this morning, mostly on the all-weather, final spin on some of the grass before it was harrowed twice and top-dressed with seed in some areas, will be rolled and given a little tickle of fertilizer over the weekend then rested for a month, badly need the weather forecast to be correct or it will be all-weather only! Schooling fences and hurdles scheduled to go out early next week but been giving them plenty of jumping in the school this week, most particularly yesterday when Here’s to Harry, Papamoa, Spinning Away, Buffalo Ballet, Elmaatigra, Issabella Gem, Makhzoon, Bertie Milan and Academy did lots showing varying degrees of competence, all going well in the end though!
Lucy in action at Market Rasen tomorrow where she rides Altnaharra in the 4.45, Lillioftheballet in the 5.20, Carrietau in the 6.25 and Toshi in the 6.55.
Well, here endeth the grillionth blog on “google blogger”- from tomorrow I will be boring you via a new platform which will also form the core of the new website. The latter is still slightly a work in progress so please bear with us and also any technical hitches I may have with “wordpress” – if you want to continue following there will be an opportunity to register on the site to be alerted when it is updated and I will also continue to alert via facebook and twitter.
If you decide that this is the perfect excuse to cease reading my drivel then I don’t blame you and thank you for being with me so far…. however, be aware, the story is only just beginning…….