Our annual spring course on farming with horses was small this year, but very successful. The big advantage of a small group is that every participant gets lots of time to practise with the horses, and it is much easier to cater for individual interests and needs in a smaller group. This year, we flew threw the long-reining practise and doing some work with the tip cart, and due to the wonderfully dry weather lately, we got around to starting with the ploughing, which was a highlight for the group, as this job, done with willing and confident horses, is very satisfying and really shows what can be achieved with real horsepower. As always, the horses were the key to success on this course - patiently going through each step, from grooming to harnessing to long-reining to actual field work in a patient and cooperative way. What would we do without such talented co-tutors!
How quickly 17th March has come around again...last year, I was sititng amongst mountains of paperwork to see how we could get this wonderful carriage organised, and only a year later, here we are, in the middle of our local parade! Well done, Henry and Winnie, for keeping up the pace!