Day 64 Friday
RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a wet day! But horses still need training so Ashley and I braved the weather and rode Platinum and Samrah (turns out I've been spelling Sam's name wrong in the past few blogs). Two youngsters ventured out in the pouring rain with their very waterproofed up riders. We headed up the road but did not go very far till we turned for home. The rain was like ice and was coming down diagonally hitting us both in the face, when the hail started we'd had enough and turned for home. We'd gone far enough to test walk and trot as well as venturing up the road which was the first time for Platinum and only the second for Sam. I was glad to get back to the farm.
The afternoon was spent working in the rain sorting out the foals from the youngstock herd. With it being such a wet day I was glad to get back in the house and change. It seems I'm growing soft now and am no longer a hardened British rider.
Day 65 Saturday
A cold Saturday morning but there was no rain. First horses to ride out for the day were Liberty and Mabruk. A canter stretch up the road, through game reserve to the tar road and back totalling up 12kms, done easy!
Next horse, my second favourite, Nile! Off we went loping canter up the road to the tar road and back. I could sit happily to that canter all day! We were back before we knew it.
On Sunday Bob and Laura would be leaving to go do some sand training ready for Walvis Bay. That left some packing of saddles, grooming box etc to do in the afternoon so that the truck could all be loaded the following day.
Day 66 Sunday
An easy day with time to chill but first to get Bob and Laura packed up for their few days sand training. Boxes to be packed into the truck and Jedi and Mauser to be loaded up. They would be back by Wednesday.
Somehow I got roped into cooking the breakfast whilst Ashley went moved the cows to the right camp. When did I become a kitchen placed woman?!?!
So after I slaved away in the kitchen and cooked breakfast we both went to check the mare's water. To be honest I should of stayed in the kitchen... Whilst we were checking water I climbed over the fence post and fell twisting my ankle. Yes I am a complete idiot and should of just tested the electric fencing. At least I could just chill all afternoon.
The afternoon was spent in front of the big screen with a movie playing and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....... Nothing better than an afternoon sleep, but by the time I woke up my ankle had swelled. Walking round was painful but I still managed to head to the kitchen and cook. Yes once again in the kitchen but cooking for three as Donalyn and come round to keep us company.
Day 67 Monday
So thats Donalyn limping after pulling the ligaments in her foot and me limping due to a twisted ankle, what a pair we are. The pair of us were heading to Port Elizabeth to pick up Lucy from the airport and also a client who would be spending the week riding at Perseverance. Donalyn and I had to make the point to Joe Carr (the client) that these were not related to horse riding in anyway and no we had not been fighting either.
So a day spent in P.E. walking on a twisted ankle = OUCH!!!