Yesterday was lovely. I even went for a walk with the Boyzens and BeAnne. Pfft. Today is very different.
It is vile – wet, cold and very windy (gusting Force 9 according to one of my favourite websites, Windy.com). I am very fond of the vintage Beaufort Scale even though it is considered outdated in the advanced world of weather.
Anywho, I kitted myself up and went outside to do battle with the elements. I needed to check everyone was ok.
Having looked around the croft to find all horses happy, eating and cleverly positioned out of the worst of it, I drove off to check on the Minion field and Brá. They live about 15 minutes away.
During my drive on the road through the scattald (open hill/common grazing), I saw the hill Shetland ponies were now out.
I decided to leave the Minions as they were at the furthest point of their furthest field, contentedly eating. A head count of eight confirmed that all were present, correct and absolutely fine.
I wasn’t completely a lazy mare and did get out of the car at Brá’s field, which she shares with two other horses. They were sheltering in front of an excellent high wall and were not leaving it so I shouted, they looked up and I retreated.
It was, however, “nice weather for ducks”!
Driving on my way home, the hill ponies were now on the other side of the road.
When the weather has calmed down, I might go and search them out for some better photos. It is certainly not “nice weather” for expensive cameras.