My sister used to have a 'free' afternoon from school that was supposed to be used for sport so she would go riding obviously. She used to come and collect me from sixth form and we would ride home 'doubles' (shire X so hardly cruel - I was 6.5 stone in those days <sob>). One of the teachers would hijack horse for a go round the playing field, I was always expecting a complaint from the PE teachers for the wrecked football pitch but we never got one .
Pixel-thats so sad , who knew that was all on youtube, hours of timewasting coming up
Mirage-great idea but would need spare pony for bookbags/saxophone/sports kit, plus DD would have to spend 30 mins with a roll off hair thingy at the other end, removing every last trace of horse hair from her uniform
oh for those simple little house on the prairie days!
Make the children ride to school-kilss two birds with one stone.Ponies get exercised,you save on fuel bills.
I took our ponies into the school car park last year,for the dds to ride home on.A few of the teachers were looking at me a bit and I fully expected a letter saying 'no ponies on school premises',but no,nothing.
Laura had a pony for a while. She sold it to be Nellie's Christmas present in exchange for a stove for her mum. She didn't know her dad was making a saddle for her as a surprise, so on Christmas morning she had a saddle but no pony (mind you, it was a horrid wooden thing, I wouldn't have put it anywhere near a pony of mine <ungrateful>).
Funny how I can remember these things but not proper important RL stuff . Agree with making children walk, in wooden clogs if possible.
yes am liking that thinking Callisto, just need to give them bit more notice as long way to sprint just taken it for repair quote, and luckily as I still have all the bits, will just be a couple of hours welding, not nearly as much as I was thinking, thankfully!
Do not lose only set of car keys in the morning before school run with 2 minutes to spare before taking dc up lane to meet the one and only school bus. Defiitely do not then leap into the only vehicle available ,in a blind panic, if that happens to be a horsebox 100% do not drive off in a hurry without doing normal 1000 point safety check because you will accidently leave living step down which as you go round corner will rip down post and rail fencing and tear step and various bits of trim off said lorry Argh, am so angry with myself, first time I have damaged vehicle since I reversed into my dads car in drive after watching 9/11 news breaking. God knows how much its going to cost to fix, have done a fairly comprehive job of ripping the flipping thing off DH away today (with other car hence panic) will be chuffed to get home and see the fence! on the plus side, we did make the bus