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I know,it is awful now.We went to a PC Rrally today and it was the first time dpony had a good canter for over a month now.We have access to my dads land and he has built us some x country jumps,but I don't wan the dds galloping and jumping on wet fields because they'll make a hell of a mess and possibly slip and hurt themselves.he dds were planning on going hunting on NY's day but I think that has been cancelled too.
Yesterday was the first time DD managed to ride her pony for about three weeks (he was an angel, and sooo happy to be out and about).
I caved in a few days ago and both ponies are being stabled at night now. Their paddock was so waterlogged that their feet and fetlocks haven't dried out for over a month. Thank goodness we have no sign of mud fever, though another (non-ridden) horse close by has got it. And all of the bloody coughs and colds around at the moment - just about everyone I know is ill because of this giant bloody petri-dish we are all living in right now.
I've moved my two home to our paddock - there's no stabling but plenty of shelter and grass cover so although they are wet they're not sloshing about in mud as they were at the livery place. I'm slapping Sudocrem onto dhorse's heels which seems to be keeping the mud fever at bay, although not curing it yet and praying for dryer weather.
My livery companion has just called to say that the farmer has asked that we keep the horses off the field for a week! She gave him short shrift for that - and asked for him to roll the field when (if) it dries out a bit - he's not horse minded at all. She said that if he can clear the big barn of rubbish then we can put them in there but she's not keeping hers stabled for that length of time. I'm very glad I've got mine here for a bit!