Posted by Sheila Macmillan on September 19, 2010
Diary (End of September 2010)
The Beginning of Autumn
Autumn has begun. The first frost of the season followed by a stunningly beautiful day. The foliage is adopting a distinctly orange tone. The grass is considering it's retreat! The horses are well prepared for the on-coming Winter.
The change in season is bringing a change in stable management, with Larry, Alfie, Molly, George, Frankie joining the ranks of "live-in" horses over night now.
All of our horses continue to be doing a grand job for Gilfach Equitation - trying their best for each of their riders.
We have had a very sad time recently with Little Mousey Brown having to be put down after a break to his hind canon (undoubtedly a kick from another horse) - but we can't blame horses for being horses, and have to put it down to Mouse being in the wrong place at the wrong time for a millisecond too long.
Floy has officially become a Gilfach horse. After being loaned to us for the previous six years, we have now purchased Floy from her owner.
The working liveries - Brandy and Bull - are to leave us for pastures new (and closer to their owner's home) this week, so Gilfach horse numbers are down for once!
We are planning a new set of instructional holiday options here at Gilfach - perhaps putting more focus on the Classical Dressage side of equitation. I was specifically asked today "what is Classical Riding"?! I gave my version.
What would yours be? Do tell!
Hope to see you soon.