Monday, April 16, 2018
16/04/2017 Yesterday there was an Equestrian event at our local village and we went to have a look.
Maximum temperature today 16C, minimum 9C. Dry other than a couple of drops that did not register in the gauge; 6 km/h South Westerly winds with up to 12 km/h gusts.
Total rainfall so far this year now 437 mm.
Not sure what breed this is but one of the cart horses and what a beauty.
I think that these two are Percherons.
Possibly a Friesian with a very young foal...
Horses and cart.
Two horses working on a long rein. This method used to be used a lot in training, but I have not seen it in use for a very long time, maybe it is coming back into fashion
Two ponies waiting to take children for a ride happily giving each other a scratch with their teeth.
This little skewbald was hardly bigger than a Shetland, but the children were enjoying going for a ride as you can see by the happy face.
Horses and cart. A dun and a chestnut not sure what breed.
I was captivated by this nanny goat, she was so good-natured and the children were queuing to go for a ride...
The happiest goat I have ever seen...
she really was adorable and I gave her a scratch behind her ears and she loved it.
Three ladies dressed for the occasion outside the 800 year old village church.
I showed this house a few weeks back covered in scaffolding. Looks like a job well done and the facade looks excellent.
Loved this magnolia which was next to one of the barns.
N.B. My new bird blog is HERE
Part 4 of the birds I saw last year in Africa.