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Monday, 2 January 2012

Heidi, Donkeys, Dougal and New Years Eve.

Happy New Year everyone and I hope you all have a brilliant 2012!!!

Heidi as promised, and her friend and owner's other horse, Hetty.

The donkeys in their number 2 paddock and Dougal out with his best friend Tom and his friend, my old pony Russell. I'll have to get some photos of Dougal and Tom playing together - they are so cute!

Donkeys in their stables this evening

And some of my most treasured inanimate possessions - my bridle collection which now includes 2 Portuguese bridles, 1 Spanish complete with mosquero, and a blingy Western bridle, and my new but already much worn and muddy Devil's Horsemens jacket, bought at their Christmas Panto on 30th December. The panto was brilliant and it was lovely to catch up with Rosie again, who had taken Tinker and Casper there for the week's performances.

A link to a clip of the panto:

And on New Years Eve we went to London to see 'We Will Rock You' (we both love Queen) and stayed to see the fireworks on the Embankment afterwards. Unfortunately we couldn't get close enough to see much as there were too many buildings in the way and getting home afterwards was a nightmare - I've never seen so many people in my life!!! We got to bed at 4.15am but it was definitely on of those life experiences not to be missed if at all possible!! It was also amazing and reassuring how good natured almost all of those hundreds of thousands of people seemed to stay in spite of all the frustrations of being so hemmed in and the presence of copious amounts of alcohol!
Photos of The Embankment at midnight on New Years Eve.


  1. Love all the animals. They look so content.

    Looks as if you had a wonderful New Year so far. Hope it just continues to blossom.

    As for Heidi below...lots of proper ground work should make a huge difference. And, some proper lungeing or ground driving would be an ideal approach to preparing her to be ridden again.

    Just you be careful. Say the mantra, "It's not my horse." Keep her retraining in the proper perspective.

  2. Thank you very much Jean, that's really sweet of you!

  3. Looks like you had fun! Happy belated New Years. All of the horses/donkeys look so cute! I love when minis and drafts (cobs?) are best friends. They are so cute together!



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