Henry, Winnie and Flora had brought a big portion of easy-going and patience with them, nibbling their hay, listening to the show noises, to await visitors to our spot, who started to arrive in waves from mid-day on. Not many appeared to have been put off by the torrential rain earlier in the morning, and everybody enjoyed the bright warm sunshine, although we were all very aware of the showers waiting to move in from the bay in intervals later on.
There was much interest in Henry the placid stallion and Flora the cute foal, and of course Winnie the watchful mum. Henry showed off his strength and skills with the chain harrow and stone boat, and then it was time to go as a team into the show ring for a few rounds.
People were interested to hear about the Irish Work Horse Association (which we represented with brochures), and also about more hands-on issues of harnessing, horse drawn tools and how best to hide from an atlantic squall behind a small trailer...
Never mind the wet weather, we had a good day out with lots of positive feed-back!