All photos taken yesterday on our pic-nicking/pit-stopping hack up the country!
Nancy & Kika's first away from "home" adventure since moving to Luxembourg!
(AKA Kika's first re-introduction to a horsebox in 3 years!)
|View from horseback on way to breakfast pit stop of croissant & coffee/hot chocolate (apple juice for me)
|Height of log pile all passed without batting an eye lid
|Pit stop #2 - a couple mouthfulls of grass for the girls,
Fanta for me & a tasty mini meat & gurkin salad!
|Took bit out of mouth for easier chow-down after photo was taken
|Pit stop #2 as we rode away - lots of full Friesians also did it...
I still think my unique ISH X is best though! (yes I am biased)
|Coming up to a gorgeous castle for Pit Stop #3
|Pit Stop #3
|Soup & bread + another cool drink - needed as weather was lovely, just right.
Not too hot, but warm enough that sweater not needed for woods!
|We took bits off so girls could graze if they wanted,
was also a bucket of water here for them to slurp if re-hydration wanted
|View of castle which we got to go into to use rest rooms - horses had to stay outside ;-)
|Back to business
|We also got some road hacking through the village
Kika bravely leading the way
|Final pit stop - ponies looking quite tired bless them!
Kika shared some of my melon - she's such a ham and will eat anything!
|Last leg as we headed back to/through village
I am so proud of both my girls and indeed myself after our first off-site adventure. We each took turns leading, there was some trotting & cantering and lots of walking as we took in lovely views and enjoyed some tasty food along the way. Each equine had their spooks and hairy eye-ball moments, but no massive misbehaving from anyone (yes Kika I mostly mean you :p) - all in all the jockeys had a great day out and I think the horses enjoyed themselves also!
We did learn that Nancy is not overly fond of sheep or cows, she did give a yellow phone box a good look - so did the rest of them though lol. Her biggest spook was at a large metal cylinder feeder-type thing, where she scooted sideways and trotted past with a lovely bend - pity we weren't looking for that, lol!
To say I am body sore today is an understatement, lol! We set shortly after 10am and got back to the boxes some time after 4pm, but it was totally worth it! L & I are going to take the three for a short stroll in woods this evening to take things easy, L on O, me on N and Kika playing doggy on a lead! :)