We are on a farm with a few other liveries. Loads of turnout compared to your average yard. Can go for days without seeing anyone but we have a little WhatsApp group to keep in touch. It’s lovely and quiet and the horses seem so settled
I’ve just had the vet out as my boy started coughing. Apparently there are quite a few dry coughs around this year as the ground has been so dry. I’ve been soaking any hay and feeding it off the dry ground which seems to have helped. See what the vet says, hopefully nothing major
I’ve worked hard on this and have done it slowly by taking the last horse away to the gate then returning it and making the gap longer each time. My youngster is now fine left alone. I normally open the fence for a bit more grass for him to keep him occupied
Mine are generally settled in or out but one they are out for spring they very rarely come in. Plus as mentioned above one of mine has a bit of cough so would be better out.
not sure why I’m so undecided 🤷♀️ it’s the first bad weather in absolutely ages so not used to it lol
We have a severe weather warning mainly overnight for rainfall, hail, thunder and lightning. We’ve had a few short sharp ones last couple of days but this looks fairly persistent (although always a bit hit and miss with storms). Mine don’t really have any major shelter in there summer paddock...
We are diy (farm basically) and never had any restrictions. They did all get turned out 24/7 as the pandemic started and we’ve just kept our distance. There are only a handful of us so it’s worked fine.
Yes they are, in fact last week I hacked and they rode their bikes, we had a nice time actually.
the more I think about it, the more it’s about a lack of motivation rather than anything else. I’ve clearly not adapted well to having my normal routine removed. I used to ride after work at...
Thank you everyone. I feel like I’ve become so lazy but I think I’m just mentally tired from having the kids around constantly. I flit between thinking a set routine would be good for me right now to just turning them away and reassessing in the autumn. Every day I change my mind!!
One of my horses is a youngster but he is already turned away so that doesn’t bother me so much right now although it would be nice to get some groundwork in place but that can wait I suppose. My ridden one would be fine being turned away, I think I’m just struggling with the lack of routine, I...
Yes I am working from home as well so with the kids all day. I’m mentally exhausted by 6pm, so not sure I could make myself ride then. Mornings are an option, I’d probably have to get up about 6.15am which isn’t too bad , although I am not a morning person. My worry about turning away is that...
Ye I think the transport was about 300 sterling on top, he got stuck at the border for a couple of extra nights due to bad weather.
mine is more ‘traditional’ type, not one of the very athletic/over height type, I’ve seen some of those types go for double what I paid
I’m sure I’m not alone right now but really struggling with the whole riding/childcare thing in this pandemic. Now my husband has returned to work he is pretty much flat out (needs to be, catching up financially to do!!) and my 2 kids are unlikely to go back to school until September and...
Forecast said heavy rain most of the day but it’s changed to 30 % chance of a light shower and so far we have had no more than a few spots!! I have cracks in my field that would swallow a small child 😬
Ha! I’m a year behind but thinking about this for next year. I reckon mine is even more table like than yours! 😅
I was going to ask the saddler next time she visited the yard to have a quick look and give me some ideas
I did exactly the same yesterday morning. Woke up, looked at fb and it was the first thing I saw. When I checked my boys I felt the urge to give them a big pat and hug on the basis of what I’d seen that morning.
same sort of stuff, couldn’t watch it all. Whipping the living daylights out of a horse that refused a jump, some sort of pony in a trap tied down in a bog, again couldn’t watch it all. It’s on dodgy horse dealers and is getting the hell shared out of it