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I've put covers on the horses, Its turned a might cold and wet with the south westers blowing, and hail. Not a lot of grass so I thought extra warmth would not go astray. I don't normally cover the horses and rely on their winter coat. But this year is a little different with the lack of feed.
Picked up some hay this morning, its getting hard to find and to top it off the sellers are limiting how much can be brought at a time I managed 25 bales. That will last a couple of months.
Bugs was being a pain in the rear when unloading. Both horses were helping themself while I had to run the gauntlet from the float to the storeage area. Not easy to do when they both want a mouthfull as i'm lugging it.
Bugs got brave and was going into the small area where I was stacking the bales so I used it as a training session. He had to back out every time I wanted to put in a bale. He got quite good at it, see me coming, wait untill I yelled, back, then wait untill he thought I ment it, then back up enough to let me pass and straight in behind me trying to get a mouth full before it was stacked.
Not the safest thing to be doing but a learning for Bugs. And he does seem to be less prone to react to the unexpected than Stella.
The photo is the last try before I put up a barrier otherwise he would still be there munching hours later.
Then of course the is the photo taken between Stella ears of a few of us riding a while back.
Weather is still rough enough to stop me from having a ride so by the time I get round to it he will not have had any practice for quite a while. That will be interesting. Stella can go months without riding and is O/K. Bugs is an unknown quantity, may need super glue on my butt to keep me in the saddle.
I hear you folks in the North are having bad weather as well in places. Bad flooding, hope every one is geting through it O/K. Seems we have all had dry summers and wet winters or unusual weather patterns. Its fronting up to be a wet winter for us. I should not complain as we have had 4 years of summer drought conditions. Its just started to rain again, 2.30 am Think Ill go and wake SWMBO, why should she sleep when I can't.
Cheers all, safe riding, and post those photos.