Preparations started with Lambie having his daily TurmerAid (turmeric pellets).
Then Haakon had some as well. Old age and not being ridden has made him stiffen up quite noticeably (I worry).
Next I gathered the troups together.
And we were ready for the off. The straggler, aka Lambie, quickly went off into the hill. He came home later on in the afternoon when it started raining.
Meanwhile, Daisy was riding Kappi and Flossie was on Iacs. They brought up the rear, slowly catching us up.
It wasn’t long before us foot-soldiers were overtaken.
But we marched on.
Daisy and Flossie vanished into the distance.
Haakon could see them in the distance.
He kept shouting at them which is very rare. I can probably count on one hand how many times in over 20 years Haakon has ever neighed.
Finally, the riders were on their way home.
And again, we met up and were swiftly overtaken.
This is Floss’ last ride for a while – she is off to distant shores for a few months. We will all miss her hugely (mostly me – she has become the cook of the household, which was brilliant while it lasted).
Safe travels, Flossie. Remember home – that is what this blog is for.