The View from Up Here.

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Post by LizG » 28 Dec 2014, 10:15

Wendy, it always makes me laugh when I read about your horse 'Dennis'. I'm married to a Dennis and one day my daughter Steph was riding with her friend; Den asked her what was the name of her horse. She replied "Dennis; a dorkey name for a dorkey horse". then turned and looked horrified. We all laughed. We're still all friends!!
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Post by Moh » 28 Dec 2014, 11:08

That was some walk Wendy - bring back lovely memories of growing up in Kelbrook.
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Post by Wendyf » 28 Dec 2014, 12:33

Nice story Liz. I think my Dennis must have originally been Dennis the Menace as the girl who owned him before me had him all kitted out with red & black tack. He's never been a menace though, :smile: he's always a been perfect gent....just a bit skittish at times!
Its about 4.5 miles Moh, and is our regular walk, but it can be a bit of a pull coming back up home!

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Post by Stanley » 29 Dec 2014, 05:08

Moh, I think Wendy has a fitness programme in place for Colin! When you think how poorly he was earlier in the year it's great to see him striding away down the field with Bertie. How is Bertie doing these days? He looks completely bonded from the pics.
Very cold last night, I hope the water supply is resisting it! Looks as though there will be a thaw on Wednesday.....
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Post by Wendyf » 29 Dec 2014, 08:42

Both Colin & Bertie are doing well thanks Stanley. Bertie has settled really well, and the "inappropriate" growling is a thing of the past. He now brings his tug for visitors to play with instead of growling at them! Colin still growls at visitors but it's too late to change his behaviour....

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Post by PanBiker » 29 Dec 2014, 09:07

I wish we still had the like button for Wendy's last sentence. Good lad Colin!
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Post by Moh » 29 Dec 2014, 11:49

That is what I thought Ian - well amusing Wendy!!
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Post by LizG » 29 Dec 2014, 22:57

Totally agree
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Post by Stanley » 30 Dec 2014, 05:12

Tell Colin I do the same thing. No problem there!
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Post by Wendyf » 18 Jan 2015, 19:59

My ankle has improved enough for me to be able to squeeze into my wellies and venture outside....but not enough to be able to walk on uneven ground without suffering. Col has been coping with the ponies for me.
The hens & ducks are shut away, the stables are clean & cosy with hay nets and feed bowls full of good stuff to eat....

Its looking a bit wintry...

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Here come the boys...not enough room for all those feet on the track....

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Nearly home...I've warned Col about the dangers of winding the lead ropes round his hand but he doesn't seem to have listened!

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Coming back from shutting gates up, and Feeby is anxious about getting her tea too!
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Post by LizG » 19 Jan 2015, 04:40

Great photos but it does look a tad cold. Keep reminding Colin about the ropes; I'ts no fun to be dragged around even if the pony is only small. It is hard not to wind though, you fell like you need a firm hold. As if you could stop them if they decided to run!
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Post by Stanley » 19 Jan 2015, 05:01

Lucky animals, good to tell the happy ones....
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Post by Wendyf » 29 Jan 2015, 09:20

A few pics taken through the window this morning....spot the sheep time.

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Post by Cathy » 29 Jan 2015, 09:37

Great pics. Lucky for the sheep that they are rugged up.
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Post by Wendyf » 29 Jan 2015, 10:29

They probably don't feel the cold at all Cathy, one big shake and the snow goes flying! At least there aren't any lambs around yet, not like March 2013 when we had all those terrible drifts.

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Post by LizG » 29 Jan 2015, 21:54

Love the photos Wendy
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Post by Stanley » 30 Jan 2015, 04:22

Different world up there..... How are the road gang going on?
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Post by Wendyf » 30 Jan 2015, 08:32

They were finished by last Friday. A lot of patching has been done, but there are places where it looks to be breaking down already...or they missed some.

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Post by Stanley » 30 Jan 2015, 08:34

They'll be glad they got out in time. Pity if they haven't done a proper job..... Love to you and the horses!
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Post by Wendyf » 31 Jan 2015, 13:58

Dennis & I in younger days, both waiting anxiously for our turn to do a dressage test...sit up straight woman!
The view from there is over West Lothian with the Trossachs in the background, and the red shale bings known as the "five sisters" just in view behind me.
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Post by LizG » 31 Jan 2015, 23:07

Love it.
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Post by Stanley » 01 Feb 2015, 04:00

I can still remember the smell of the burning bings above Ayr.....
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Post by Wendyf » 03 Feb 2015, 18:24

Yet another wonderful sunset this evening. Photos taken through a slightly grubby window so not very clear I'm afraid.

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Cocket Farm glowing in the setting sun with the gritter passing on Bleara Road:-

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Bleara, and Tinky 2 enjoying the view:-

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Post by PanBiker » 03 Feb 2015, 22:03

Nice pictures Wendy.
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Post by Stanley » 04 Feb 2015, 05:05

Cold......
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