Friday, 30 June 2017

Muddy Hooves


chemin rural


There is a right of way (chemin rural) through the middle of our property.  Monsieur Escalier used to drive his tractor through very occasionally before he retired but nowadays it is just the random horse or hiker ambling through.  

This weekend is the annual two day equestrian event when dozens of horses will gallop across the various tracks meandering through the chestnut forests and along the chemin rural through our garden.  On previous occasions the weather has always been dry and there has been hardly a hoof print marking the grass but with the amount of rain that has come down this week we know the ground is going to be churned up considerably.  For once I am not looking forward to the spectacle.  I think our new gates will get very muddy.

last year's equestrian event

I have just been grooming Rick.  He seems to enjoy this ritual and is particularly partial to a bit of Vivaldi playing in the background.  We are just chilling out.

listening to the Four Seasons

13 comments:

  1. I'm not sure if I'd like a right of way going through my property, some people are so messy. Like the horses though.

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    1. It's very quiet here, we don't usually get anyone coming through. The horses are a welcome sight.

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  2. Be careful or Paul will get jealous. If you groom Rick you should also groom Paul - rub his belly and throw him the occasional ball.

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    1. He gets plenty of belly rubs but I can't get him to bring the ball back.

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  3. It's good that you and Rick share the same taste in music.

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    1. I don't think he's too keen on our lunchtime jazz.

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  4. I love The Four Seasons Sue and it is nice to see Rick enjoying it too.
    Yes, you are quite right about the split either side of the river in Wensleydale, you have remembered it well.

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    1. His ears really pricked up when he heard it.

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  5. On the way back from shopping yesterday, just as we were entering Lumberjack, I saw two youngish Wild Boars. They ran off very quickly. I thought of your yesterday's piece.

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    1. I've only once seen a boar, years ago, at dusk.

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    2. What about hospital consultants?

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    3. Vivaldi sounds good.Hasn't he heard of one direction, though.?

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    4. He says he can run in one direction!

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