Horses

The early spring mornings here are foggy and cold but beautiful....

Another storm has been announced last night, so early this morning we finished the horse shelter area and moved the two boys over so they are going to have a more comfortable place during the day when the weather closes in....

The last winter has been so terribly wet and turned all paddocks into mud that we decided to have the horses in a shelter and feed them rather than having them wading through mud and effectively thrashing the paddocks....

The munchers are happy again after I moved them over into the other paddock - the one with more grass. Seemed to be appropriate for them for Christmas. ...

I would hope that our horses think that the feeders are very nice people, because we got them an extra special Christmas present just in time for the Waimauku Pony Club Christmas celebrations.

I cannot recall when I walked across grass without that squishing sound of water and soggy ground underneath my shoes. Feels like ages ago. But then there is hope: Such a lovely day today, pity that I had to spend most of it in the office. But now it's time to get outside and get some work done before sunset.

After the rainy weekend we got busy outside again. Saturday we weeded the paddock and sowed new grass plus added fertiliser. Sunday we got the concrete mixer out and got builders mix and cement from Waimauku Landscape supplies to pour concrete into the animal shelter.

Some childhood dream became true on Wednesday : Rusty arrived from Tauranga.

Such a lovely character,  not shy but gentle, a bit droopy looking.

Gave the grubby pony a good groom after all the rain. He thoroughly enjoyed it and appears to indicate Summer's here ;) Shady was also really interested in the camera...