Ah finally, the pros to working outside. The sun has shone for the past couple of days and the ground has almost dried out.
Personally, I’ve put away the winter coat and even stripped off to my polo shirt! Let the farmers tan commence!
In the last couple of days I’ve started to look like I’ve been on holiday – on my face and arms anyway – which always makes people very jealous. And life is so much easier when you just have to brush a bit of dust off the horses and their legs are dry and mud free.
Then there’s always the bathing option. When they come in hot and sweaty after a ride, you can hose them off and not worry about chills or rugs.
The only downside is the flies, but I won’t spoil it by thinking about them!
I love teaching out in the sunshine too, it makes everyone more relaxed and the lessons more productive. Then of course is the hacking factor; the tracks are dry and you can make the most of the fabulous views.
Just to make you all jealous, here are a selection of photos from the last couple of days: