A fine spell of weather and the grass has now come late and strong providing the very best type of conditions for giving hard working National Hunt horses a spell at grass.  We are down to riding five each day now but have a bunch of young horses in by day learning the basics and a few new horses arriving.

Blackmore, one of several new arrivals at Kinneston this spring

Blackmore, one of several new arrivals at Kinneston this spring

There is a fairly frantic amount of activity involved in steam-cleaning and repainting all the boxes as well as plans afoot for a few more, with many of the staff enjoying a well-earned holiday life here feels as busy as ever but in  a different sort of way which is nice, we have three entries at Perth on Sunday where excellent prize money should produce good competitive racing for the time of year, at this stage likely runners look like being Academy and Marlee Massie.  Lucy has been exceptionally busy with her new dual purpose career and has been racing for the last 14 days consecutively – at home recharging today but her extensive travels have yielded 4 winners which has made it very much worthwhile.

Mrs A has been inviting her chickens in to try on Johnny's slippers.... I wouldn't be surprised to find one in my bed next!

Mrs A has been inviting her chickens in to try on Johnny’s slippers…. I wouldn’t be surprised to find one in my bed next!