Friday, 30 January 2015

January 30th

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” 
― George R.R. MartinA Game of Thrones


It's been a cold cold week this week and I was not looking forward to being at the yard today, especially as it snowed overnight, nevermind though I wasn't due in until the afternoon it will have warmed up by then. Wrong, I get a text asking if I can go in this morning as the lessons had been cancelled so it was only mucking out tot do.

Can I just say I loved it.  I feel like a proper 'grown up' getting all dressed up and working outside in the snow, it made me feel alive! 

We let a couple of the ponies out this morning into the field and one of them, Thistle, who is used in the lessons for the children, amazed me.  He is normally so slow and sedentary, he's a beautiful grey pony but old so good for the children as he plods along; or he would do if you could actually get him to move!!! Well we turned him and Berry out, after Berry got over her fear of this odd white stuff on the ground, and I've never seen hi move so fast, galloping around the field as if he had something chasing him and then rolling in the snow, it was as if he were young again.  

Snow really is a magical thing I guess, not just for humans.  

Just a couple of photos today.  The top being one of the yard cats and the two bottom photos are taken a day apart.  What a difference a day makes, just 24 little hours. 


Have you had snow? Do you enjoy it with the heart of a child?