It is suddenly very hot here in Wales. Of course this sudden heat wave, and the fact that it’s the weekend, means that the generator has decided to break down. All the automatic stable water feeders and the yard taps are fed from the well which is pumped by the generator. Hence there is no water in the stables or on the yard until it can be fixed on Monday. It is hard work having to lug water around in this heat. We never have hot weather for long enough to get used to it.
Dee is fine in her stable, despite the heat. It always amazes me how adaptable horses can be. “Last week I was in the field all the time, now I'm in the stable … but Nor’dzin is coming by everyday and I’m being fed, so that's okay!”
We’re enjoying visiting Red every day as well, and he is enjoying hanging out with us. It is good to just visit him – stroking him and giving him some carrot and apple. As he’ll be back to our responsibility fully in three weeks time, it is good to have the opportunity to reawaken our relationship with him. Our latest thoughts are about finding a way to keep him. He is so much the perfect horse for ’ö-Dzin that it feels foolish to let him go. We’ve so enjoyed riding out together, that it would be a great shame to lose that pleasure. So we’re going to give it a couple of months and see how we get along.
Only two or three days now until the results of Dee’s swab come back – fingers crossed.