So start of the week and things start to go wrong. Some idiot crashed into Lucy, luckily Lucy was in the bakkie so she was completely fine.
We had run out of oats so Lucy and I had the 200km drive to Richmond to pick some up, as that was the only town within the vicinity of Graaff-Reinet which had oats in stock. But first we had to take the trailer and car to the garage as the electric connector had been knocked off the trailer. We spent about 2 hours at the garage to fixing the connection on the car and trailer before we could set off.
With the morning spent in the garage we then had the afternoon on the road. So all in all 400km driven and I was glad to be back at the farm.
Day 82 Tuesday
First horses to ride that morning were Ibis and Platinum. Ibis is still in light work and Platinum has not long been backed so it was a quiet hack out. The mares, youngsters and cattle were being moved between camps so we headed in that direction to see that the stock were alright. Ibis was in a jolly mood so was rather hyper especially when the herd were galloping around their new camp. Platinum was a little more chilled out at least for the most part.
That afternoon I took out Neptune heading to the tar road and back. He was also in a jolly mood and we did the 12km at canter easily. We managed to get back to the farm before the wind and rain came at least.
Day 83 Wednesday
Time to take some more jolly horses out; Kandahar and Matrix. We decided to go round Roode Bloem with the brothers. Although we only got as far as the train track and then we realised we were being followed by Alice, one of the farm's dogs. We had to cut our hack short and head back onto the farm's land as she would not go home. So we took a few trips round the track instead with Matrix and Kandahar bouncing/ bucking. Nothing like exerting some energy at speed!
Next jolly horse to take out; Mabruk. Couple of trips round the track at speed! Another horse who was feeling spring in the air and threw in the occasional buck.
Third horse to work was Karoo. Instead of riding though I took him to the round pen for some lungeing work. Everything seemed to be going so well until in canter and then it was buck, buck, buckeroo!
Spring is certainly in the air!!!