I am a 40 something horsey working mum with hubby and two teenage boys. Kept a diary for many years but due to the last 18 years of motherhood putting pen to paper has evaded me. So now blogging is my modern diary and here are a few of my moans and observations!
Diary of an Equine Mum
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
More Grand Prix Road Nails Please!
Well I left the farrier this morning (with his new young trainee) with instructions to put more road nails into Zeb's shoes. We have had a major problem with the council resurfacing the roads (which I know is much needed) with a sleek black shiny tarmac. The lanes don't look dissimilar to the Monaco Grand Prix race track! However lovely they look, they are lethal when riding a horse in metal shoes. The horses, including Zeb are slipping badly on this surface, its like riding a horse on roller skates. Anyway we have spoken to the council and they admit there is a problem but financially cannot do anything about it. I do understand, road saftey is paramount for drivers compared I suppose to the small numbers that use them on horses.....I just don't fancy coming off Zeb when he is doing the splits and I'm forward rolling down the road!