According to my OH, who is a professional decorator, “it’s all in the preparation. So today was a day of doing just that – getting ready. Having arrived a day early, though, we could take our time.
A leisurely breakfast and then on to see Kappi and Waffle at their wonderful livery yard down the road.
We were allowed to use the indoor school and thought it would be a good idea to let the boys stretch their legs and run around a bit.
Daisy and Flossie led Kappi and Waffle round first, letting them get used to their new surroundings.
The wind was “blowing a hoolie” outside which did not help. The school was very noisy but no one seemed to notice. They were fine and enjoyed running around.
Waffle got bored first and came in to investigate a plant.
He then had a roll in the sand.
After stretching their legs, we brushed Waffle and washed Kappi.
And then back to they went to their cattle-stall while the neighbours watched on.
Kappi had his roll too.
Lunch and onto the showground where we constructed our electric fenced paddock. The boys will live theret between classes and then they will go back to their livery yard for the night.
Other competitors were beginning to arrive too.
Not stopping, we cleaned our tack.
So that’s us, ready to go tomorrow to compete at the Icelandic Horse Society of Great Britain Summer Festival and British Championships.
Please keep everything crossed.