....On Friday Roger arrived to cut our hay...the weather finally looked like it was going to improve...so our hay is now underway. Roger turned the hay on the first day and then Ted turned it twice on Saturday. As the crop is so late it is very thick and there's a lot of potential hay there - but it's going to take longer to dry so we are all keeping our fingers crossed for favourable weather.
On Saturday we had a stall in Honiton at the Mind, Body and Spirit Fayre where we met lots of lovely people. We owe big thanks to Harry and Pauline who allowed us to have a stall there at the last minute and were kind enough to offer a pitch free of charge. Thank you to all the supporters who visited our stall...we raised £165 which was brilliant. Thank you also to Margaret who came over to Honiton to set up the stall, and to Faie, Rachel and Archie for looking after the ponies...they even roped in Faie's family for a some extra support breaking up the big clumps of cut grass in the field - we're very grateful for that, thank you!
The end of August was also the deadline for entries to the Horse Agility Summer of Sport competition - we didn't have enough time to try all the courses we wanted to...but we did manage to enter Arthur into the Equagility lead rein/ridden course. We were very proud of how well he did - we've only been focussing on his ridden work since July and only on non-rainy days. He's had to learn everything from scratch as we've been restarting him and we're particularly pleased with how well he stood at the mounting block. Faie also joined in with Arthur for a try at the Pairs Horse Agility course with Faye and Frodo. Just for fun! It's actually quite tricky!!! Thank you very much to Jenny for her videoing of our courses!
...And finally, yesterday Jas came over to help catch up with the extra pony chores so I think we're just about up to date! Phew...
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