We like to keep a tidy yard, office and club room at Ravelrig, not sparkling because let’s be honest, there’s too much mud and hay for that to be possible. However, Harris was giving us a helping hand or tongue today and giving the window in the office a good clean.
Sally and Irene went out on a short hack earlier this week on Paco and Buddie. They had a great time and the sun was shining all the time for them. Paco and Buddie were so well behaved and enjoyed stretching their legs outside Ravelrig RDA.
They also looked super smart with their new numnahs that Irene had bought for us. They are a lovely purple with Ravelrig RDA embroidered onto them in gold thread.
The Ravelrig horses are all out in the green fields eating the lovely new grass that has eventually started to grow now the weather has improved.
The last few weeks they were getting eager to leave the hay behind and venture out to the grass and Paco even made a bid for freedom, much to the confusion of the others. They all seem very happy to be out in the fields today soaking up a bit of sun too.
Winter has certainly dragged on this year, but we are not letting it get us down at Ravelrig. We had a visit at the end of March from the Multiple Sclerosis Society, who are running a project called MSS Active Together to help build motivation and confidence for those affected by MS to get more physically active.
There were six riders who joined us, with Thumper and Teemo helping show them the ropes. Some of them had never ridden before, so it was lovely to see smiles and laughter from everyone involved.
Tracey from the MS Society said “The session could not have been any better, we were very thankful and appreciative of the support received from your marvellous team of volunteers”
We hope to welcome the six to regular lessons here at Ravelrig.
Tess from Dick Vets arrived at Ravelrig yesterday to give each of our horses their annual health check. Tess had a good look at each of the horses in their stable to begin with, checking their eyes, heart and bones.
After Tess had given them a good look at in the stable, each of them were led out by Barbara and walked up and down the yard. From doing this Tess was able to have a good look at each of them and how they walked to make sure they were not lame or looked like they were holding themselves differently.
Then, much to Barbara’s delight they each had to trot, so Barbara must have run at least a mile yesterday with all of the horses.
Each of the horses were given a clean bill of health and Tess was really pleased with them.