Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Bug Bear

This tile is a bit of a misnomer as I don't currently have a bug bear - but I wanted to share the snaps of my girls in their final items in their ongoing battle against the flies!


I left them on with headcollars the first night, but Nancy's headcollar rubbed a bit so I chanced leaving her with just the fly mask in the hopes it would stay on the next night. As it did and didn't rub anywhere else, I figured I'd also chance leaving Kika without a headcollar - I got word from the Guru last night that all girls still had their fly masks on - HAPPY DAYS!




Our slight concern about the fly masks at the moment are that underneath the girls eyes are getting a little weepy - I guess that is from lack of air or something...I'll have to do some research and see if i can find anything out while hoping it won't have any serious negative effects on them...

Never a dull moment, eh?!

Temps were well in the 30s the last two nights so we opted out of hacking and walked the dogs the old fashioned way - while checking in on our ladies to make sure they weren't after doing themselves any mischief in the field. Plus the fallen tree from Sunday hadn't been cleared away on Monday evening so we couldn't have gotten passed anyway and the other route over the tarmac would've taken way too long for the amount of daylight hours left in the evenings to go for a hack that way.
Hopefully the tree will have been moved today and I can take one of my girls for our first solo hack this evening - I'm thinking Nancy, so that she can have tomorrow off if I don't have time to hack her ahead of her carting me back to the yard on Friday evening while Kika gets to plod on the lead like a giant doggy.
We decided to try head back to the yard and turn them loose on our winter turnout area to clean up a bit before we hit the road Monday morning. Sunday night we'll see if we can swing stabling for the night for an early start Monday morning as we're off to the Dutch/Belgian coast for two weeks splashing in the sea!

Fingers crossed we survive as neither myself nor my girls have ever ridden on the beach!

Three humans, 2 dogs & 4 horses are going on an adventure - the other two humans, 2 dogs & 2 horses have all been to the beach before so it'll just be me and my girls' first time. It'll be myself, the Guru & her dogs and another friend Sa who came with us on the 25km Rally a few weeks back and went to Equitana in Germany with us for the huge Equi-Expo back in March.
If i have understood correctly we are renting a place to stay with stabling nearby that has some turnout during the days and an arena - but methinks most of our riding will be being done on the beach - all going well with the desensitisation process that is!
I think the place has wifi - so I shall have my laptop and camera & hopefully shall be able to check in...if not well I guess you'll have to wait till we get back to hear all about it! :p

13 comments:

  1. Ooh looking forward to hear all about the beachin' time you're going to have!

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    1. Already some fun stories to tell, if the wifi will stay connected long enough to let me post abiut them :-p

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  2. Sounds awesome! Interesting fly masks.

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    1. Thankfully they stay on without a headcollar and there is fleece near the ears and nose to avoid rubbing

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  3. the 30's sounds so cold to me ;)

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    1. Think what your 80s to 100 temps sound like to me...hint the inside of a volcano hahaha

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  4. I'm jealous, I want to ride on the beach!

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    1. Funny story to share about my first time, hope when you get to go it goes smoother for you :-p

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  5. So beyond jealous of your upcoming beach vacay!!! Riding on the beach is #1 on my horsey bucket list!

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    1. Was my number 1 too, so amazing to finally be able to say I have done it...and in my own horses no less. It's awesome

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  6. I love riding on the beach. Its great fun. It sounds like it will be amazing trip!!! Cant wait to hear about it

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