Sunday hack from Sandra’s.
Sandra has a small pen off her yard where, after arriving, we put Ben and Rosie while we have a coffee. They get some hay. Sandra had left a new bale of shavings in the pen ready to open later and spread in Cassie and Minnie’s stables. Ben got there first. When we returned, he had opened that bale, spread it around and rolled.
We had a good ride. It was a beautiful, if cold, day. Our only setback was on one stretch where the road was resurfaced with lots of fresh, small stones. We had to turn back there. But we had some good trots and Ben became more energised with each trot despite his winter coat.
“A hunk of gold covered with a hairy coat” as Hempfling says, describing a Ben-type horse.
Afterwards, he and Cassie rolled in Sandra’s arena
before joining Minnie and Rosie for some fun in the grass.
Peace restored and, later, Ben was even happy to have Minnie between him and Rosie.