This is Ruby

 

Ruby has just turned 3 years old

 

This is Ruby who is now out with the older girls.  Just turned 3 years old, she’s out of Anna by Troy.

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Zoe checks the Exmoors

 

Checking over the Exmoor Ponies

 

Zoe goes for a walk, or should we say push, with Chelle’s Dad on the moors.  This is great amusement for the Exmoor ponies who all follow behind. These Exmoors are all geldings and it’s an enjoyable sight on the moors, seeing them living in their natural habitat.  They are fairly tame so we can get pretty close to them.

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Anne is back for the week

 

Enjoying riding on Exmoor

Anne rode out with Sparhanger a couple of years ago and has now come back for the week.

 

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Good Riding Weather

 

Out with the Galloping Grannies

The  Galloping Grannies out on a ride on Sunday.

 

Charles and Andrea today.

And Charles and Andrea at the top of Baker’s Cleeve today,  in glorious sunshine.

 

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Alex on foal watch

 

Alex on foal watch on Saturday

Alex was on foal watch again last Saturday. This time it was Jo’s turn. She’d been up and down all day, her udder was full and she was showing all the classic signs of being close.

Congratulation to both Roz and Johnny whose  horses ran in the Bratton Down Point to Point. Johnny’s  horse finished  4th.  Both horses will hopefully be returning to Bratton in two weeks and you never know we may see a winner.

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From Sophie, via Sarah’s World

 

FROM SOPHIE AT THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
 
I’m sorry I left you, but just so you know,
 The Rainbow Bridge called me, so I had to go.
 
Sometimes, you see, while you’re trotting about,
Your back starts to ache and your legs just give out.
 
Then it’s time to come here where the aches go away.
I’ll wait for my people, and meanwhile I’ll play. 
 
Time doesn’t exist here, and neither does age.
A very long wait’s just like turning a page.
 
The sun’s warm, the grass sweet. It’s good and I’m glad
So I just want to ask you – please, please don’t be sad.
 
The only thing I’m sorry for, is that I couldn’t stay
To carry little Zoe on her very special day.
 
I had a grand life, and I gave of my best.
(Though showing was boring, and schooling a pest!)
 
My riders were little. I tried to be calm.
Though I cut a few corners, they came to no harm.
 
To all those who loved me – you’ll stay in my heart
So remember me kindly while we’re apart.
 
And if you see, when you’re riding, a quick flash of white,
It’s just me, or my spirit making sure you’re alright.

 

Still watching

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Spain comes to Chittlehamholt!

Andrea, ready for the flamenco?

On Friday night, writes Michelle, we attended the Spanish\Latin night held at Chittlehamholt. This was organised by Charles, Andrea and other member of the village shop committee.
It was a  fantastic fun evening with great food and brilliant music,  not forgetting the flamenco dancer.

A bull called Charles!

 

Challenged by the matador!

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