19th July 2016

19-July-2016 17:14
in General
by Admin

Gabriel Oats worked on the woodchip, he will, all being well go to Stratford on 28th July.

Charlie Deutsch was in this morning and will help us for a while before he heads back to his full time job down the road. It’s good to have him back for a while, not only is he a super rider he’s a lovely lad to have around the place helping out.

All the 3 year olds are hacking up the woodchip, the sand has become too dusty with this amazing spell of beautiful weather and we don’t have the facility to water the sand. I know many yards with sand gallops across the Irish sea water theirs but getting a consistent riding surface when watering isn’t easy.

Our paddocks are now brown having been scorched in this heat wave, we have decided to keep the horses in for a few nights, wait for some rain and for them to green up again before getting them all back out. I fear they will get bored with little to eat and end up damaging one another in some shape or form.

Sir Mark Prescott’s famous quote about horses spending 90% of their lives trying to kill themselves with 95% of their grooms aiding and abetting them. I am fortunate that my staff do not fall into that category but the horses do! Lying in bed hearing them galloping about isn’t good for my nerves or sleep.