Nothing too strenuous for the horses this morning, most put in hard yards around the sand of varying distances. Silk Run had a little blow on the hill in preparation for her day at Bangor tomorrow. It is a nice little race for her and I just hope she gets her day, she deserves one and will be suited by going up in trip. The one thing she won’t want is over water ground, she must have quick ground to put her best foot forward.
We are fortunate enough to live out in the wilds and I think you’d struggle to find a more peaceful place for horses to live than here in the Woolhope dome. The only noises we hear here are those we make. I’ve never been a fan of radios etc etc in the yard and it shows in most of the horses. They are certainly more relaxed here than in any other yard I have worked in.
3 year Stowaway ex Dancing Bird
3 year old Diamond Boy
With the kids and Sophie escaping to Cornwall for the week, I have enjoyed some of the test match again today. It looks like being a fantastic series and to see a young bowler like Sam Curran, aged 20, stepping up is positive for English cricket. Anderson and Broad can’t go on forever.
I should think the ball that got Cook at the end of the day won’t help our top order batsman sleep well tonight. It was unplayable.