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There isn't any good pretending it was any of us Rachel came out to see, it was only ever about the horses! She has been mucking out, feeding and polishing tack non-stop (though she did take yesterday off to come to Malaga with me. There are no photos of that cos we didn't go anywhere I hadn't already photographed.
This morning however, began with a ride around Helen's arena.
horse17

horse17


Which Rachel tried first on Whuelga (big mistake- her comment)
horse 13

horse 13


and then on Canella, and she did look more comfortable.
horse12

horse12


Then I got to ride Whuelga back, ready for a visit from the blacksmith (or Farrier, Rachel insists)
farrier1

farrier1


farrier 2

farrier 2


farrier 3

farrier 3


farrier 4

farrier 4


So Whuelga got new shoes, and Canella got a tighten-up.
new shoes

new shoes


Whuelga isn't too happy about standing around on 3 legs, so, whilst Wendy held her foot up for the Farrier, I acted as a leaning post for her!
horse-prop

horse-prop


The whole business lasted about 40 minutes but... as the smith's car was off the road he had got a lift over from a friend,( In a car totally unsuitable for the track, so the 3/4 mile trail of oil they left proclaimed) they stayed for a few beers until the Spanish equivalent of Green flag sent a car-smith out to fix them up.
car-smith

car-smith

Posted by chaosity 07:24 Archived in Spain

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