Anyway, he's still tipping about, sometimes drunk, sometimes not. I've gotten to the stage that I give him a wave and just get on with what I need to do. He sometimes comes up rambling about how he hates this, that and the other. Somedays he'll come up telling me that I'm taking up a good stall that could be used for a better horse than mine.. but like I said, in one ear and out the other.
Anyway, for the first time in a VERY long time, I got out to the yard without either child.. during the day with the sun shining. I got out for a lovely ride and then off down the road for a hack. It was refreshing and something I have missed so so much.
On my arrival back, I proceeded to give Bandit a bath (we only have so many +20 days a year!) and the yard owner arrived back from a P2P with a horse shouting that 2 of the horses had broken out and were on their way down to the main road.
Once everybody calmed down and disaster was averted the old guy came up and told me it was my fault as I had taken my horse out of the paddock! I just looked at him and told him that I had every right to take my horse from the paddock as many times as I wanted to at any stage of the day. It wasn't like I had left the gate open or anything!
Sorry all.. just needed to vent.. my husband looks at me like I've got 10 heads when I babble about the horses and yard. This old guy is really starting to grate on me.. I enjoy the rest of the people there but I don't need to hear about how much he hates life every time I go out there.