Talking of rhythm, getting up at 4.30am to get horses ready didn’t seem all too routine this morning either, but what a treat, a summer full moon. Tonight, we will have what’s known as a Super Moon, when the moon looks its brightest as its closest to Earth than any other time of the year. Also, look out for the asteroid show on the 12th and 13th, also said to be best of the year. Whoa I digress….
So with the August vacations we were a bit short on Whips, and it was good to see Master Joanne and Brian S, stepped into the breach to help Lauren, who was riding a new mount. Master Brendan and Wendy led the field, or should I say led around two fields? As the sun rose over Big Sky Farm, my cursing about breaking my back putting cogs in two horses melted to “ ah isn’t it great to be out here?” and “wow look at that Sun rising through the mist.” But I’m glad I put cogs in, it was a tad slippery.
Our hounds quickly picked up scent and over the next hour and a half managed to put three foxes to ground. But of course when you are in the field, you can hear things but see next to nothing, and at one stage the hounds seemed to be in one corn field for an age… Huntsman Steve went in on foot, then Brian went in on foot, followed by Lauren. Now I really was confused! LOL. Some of the new horses also got a bit confused as to what they had to do, and I’m pleased to report Nicole collected her horse from a local barn safe and well. The barn owner was a bit confused.
As no one has volunteered to do the breakfast, a pot luck did the trick, but while creative, when you are phoning your husband to read out the email standing in the middle of Shop Rite and believe its based on letters, like last year, A-G bring appetizers etc., and he is asking me what color horse I’m taking, wow I was truly confused. However, Kat’s instructions were clear and somewhat creative, Bays bring appetizers and Chestnuts bring savory things, but then I had to ask myself, which horse was I taking?
Then to round out the day the great Mr. Nicolas, Master Stephens’s horse came off the trailer with a knee that had a lump on it which seemed to grow and grow and looked like a giant duck egg (they are big aren’t they?) So when the very nice vet came out to examine him, and after much prodding and probing said, “hmmm it’s a bit confusing as to how he could have done this” …I gave in!