It’s always lovely to see the Ravelrig horses playing with each other after doing their RDA work. With the sun out and the grass growing they are full of beans.
Here is Teemo and Thumper giving each other a good back scratch. Who needs to find a fence post to scratch on when you have a good friend about?
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.
Sunshine at Ravelrig
We are holding our fantastically sparkly Christmas Open Day on the 26th November from 12pm – 3pm and you are ALL invited.
Katie in the office at Ravelrig has been in touch with Santa’s Elves and we can confirm he is booked to come and visit us, so come along and meet Santa.
There will be lots of other fun things to see and do during the day, from refreshments, our tasty home baking, stalls, raffle, tombolas, games and crafts. The wonderful Ravelrig horses will also be there for you to meet and even ride.
So get your diary out and mark the 26th November as your “FUN DAY at Ravelrig” and we look forward to welcoming you all along to the stables.
Remember to wrap up warm!
Save the Date poster
Alan, one of our Trustees managed to capture the horses having a little sunbathe earlier this week. They all look thoroughly happy and content in the sun.
The Ravelrig Horses enjoying the sun
When the sun shines, it’s sunbathing time!
Teemo enjoying the sun
Earlier this week and armed with our trusty camera, we sneaked out of the office to take some photos of the horses enjoying the sun. The last few days have been pretty soggy in Balerno, so I think everyone was soaking up a bit of the sun’s rays.
The horses seemed to enjoy getting their photos taken and followed us round to make sure we captured their good sides. There was also a bit of photobombing going on from Teemo.
Ravelrig is looking so colourful at the moment. The garden and hanging baskets are full to bursting with flowers, it is lovely to see.
Hope you are all enjoying the sun too, when it decides to appear!
Teemo photobombing Buddie
Paco looking mighty handsome in the sun
Teemo standing beside his friend Tonto
Colourful hanging basket at Ravelrig
Teemo looking handsome
Colourful hanging basket at Ravelrig
Well hello there!
All eight horses were happy this week as they were allowed in to the fields to enjoy the green grass of spring.
We said farewell to our little friend with the big heart Jewel who retired at the end of 2016. Jewel may have been small but he had a huge personality and a firm favourite of many of our smaller and bigger riders.
Jewel was born at Ravelrig in 1991 and followed in his mum’s footsteps. He has settled in to his new home and wishes Oreo his replacement lots of luck and love for a happy future at Ravelrig.
Our newest Ravelrig RDA recruit has arrived. Teemo, a 17hh black Irish Draught gelding has, we believe, a remarkably bright future ahead of him
It was with great sadness that today we said goodbye to our fantastic Ravelrig RDA horse Red. After several weeks of treatment for age related degeneration of the superficial flexor digital tendon, we were advised that there was no hope of Red retiring to a comfortable, meaningful life without pain, leaving us no alternative to the hard decision that had to be made.
Although he had been an RDA horse for many years, Red only came to Ravelrig in 2012. Before Ravelrig Red had spent time as an RDA vaulting horse, proving he was not only extremely handsome, but incredibly talented. Red was a real gentleman, tolerant of volunteers learning to groom, pick out feet or even clip. He had the skill to assess the volunteer’s capability and challenge them to their limit but never put them in danger. Red will be a hard act to follow, he didn’t have a bad bone in his body and was always a true gentleman, he will be remembered with great fondness by all who knew and loved him.