Firstly, I hope everyone is staying safe and adhering to the lockdown rules and recommendations.
Things can seem very strange, not least when you have to brave a supermarket for your shopping. Social distancing means that when you turn a corner and someone is there, people are scooting away from each other as quick as a flash and the places are in near total silence. I am finding one positive thing is that I have changed my habits from nipping to the shops every couple of days to pick up food, to going once every week or ten days. My fridge and freezer have never been so well stocked! I have to confess it is nice to be organised and have the makings of good meals ready and waiting.
I am fortunate that our yard has only a few liveries and we are all being super careful about hygiene, not sharing tools, etc., so the yard owner has not had to impose any restrictions on us. I am enjoying the normality of the yard in an otherwise very abnormal world.
About this time every year, I wonder why I didn’t clip my horses as their coats are now shedding like mad. I have clipped Florence during previous winters, but with the relentless wet weather through the winter making me reluctant to do much with her, I opted against it. So now I have to work on all three to get their coats out.
Diva has been my main focus recently as she gets quite sweaty just out in the field on the warm sunny days we have been enjoying. Her coat is really starting to come out like mad, and even a few minutes each day can yield a large amount of hair on the floor. She really enjoys the grooming too.