Tuesday, April 28, 2009

i know we needed it.....but

the rain could have confined itself to overnight! or at least just a few hours...

So, molly as you all know was out rugless. i was expecting her to be desperate to be back in again - not a bit of it. still eating. wet, but still eating. I went and put the headcollar on, felt all over (warm) looked all over (no wounds i could see) and took headcollar off again and left her.

I expect that if I had brought her in she would have started shivering as soon as in the stable so i would have had to put a wicking rug on and keep her in overnight, which would have hacked her off....she's as well where she is, putting some weight on and making friends.

but the access is going to be really dodgy in the wet. steep in the dry, but in the wet it will be lunge line for horse (so if she wants to go on ahead back down hill she can and i wont' lose her) and walking stick for me (otherwise i'll fall back down hill .... it's very steep and slippy! quite treacherous.)

and there was a bog between the field gate and the horses that i had to find a way round as well, not having my long boots on.

and my Drizabone, which i've had for about 10 years if not longer, needs reproofing ... over the bum! still, 10 years aint bad going...

7 comments:

Di said...

Rain here too, I hate it. I used to love my Drizabone, It's knocking around somewhere..

Nicola said...

Just catching up..the move went okay then anyway!
Looks a pretty setting.
Mine where out rugless last night.I have put their sheets on today mainly cos I had to wait ages for them to dry out today to ride!

Kate said...

My sympathies on the excessive rain - we're drowning here right now as well!

Jean said...

Sounds a bit challenging for your walking, but peace of mind and a happy horse will make up for some of the inconvenience. Molly seems quite delighted.

Still hot here, but possible rain on the way and a 30 degree temperature drop overnight!

Think it might be a mash night.

Cabruze said...

Molly's obviously loving her new home! Great!!

Mary Lou said...

Miraculously, the rain pretty much skirted around Cambridge. The ground is still dry and hard here. I am going to google Drizabone. Tetley's rain sheets (Weatherbeeta) don't seem to stay waterproof very long.

Sounds like Molly is pretty happy with the change because of the grass.

Claire said...

marylou, it's an australian rainproof coat.....