Tuesday, 16 June 2009

I love the RAF

I've just been to the yard to see Phoebe. The horses are out most of the time now - apart from a couple of hours in the morning when they come in for a rest from the rich grazing (don't want a tubby mount - oh no!).

One of the yard girls told me that Phoebe was being bothered by the flies so off I set to the field armed with fly repellant spray and her lovely lilac net fly rug. I don't often go to the the field and that's because I've had many hairy moments in fields with horses over the years and the possibility of a stampede is never far from  my mind:)

I had just fastened the front of her fly rug around her neck - but hadn't fastened any of the other straps - when the fabulous RAF decided to do a low level fly past. Thanks guys. 

The resulting thudding of horses hooves came from six mares all instantly galloping round with me in the midst of it all. Phoebe's half-fastened rug was flapping around her legs which just made her run all the faster.

I was NOT wearing brown trousers.

Eventually they all calmed down and I was able to fasten the rug properly, give her a quick squirt of fly spray and beat a hasty retreat. I now have a large glass of brandy and am typing this quickly in an effort to stop my hands from shaking.

4 comments:

  1. Poor Phoebe - back in her purple shell suit!! Rather down market for Oxfordshire isnt it??!! Lisa xx

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  2. Poor Phoebe - back in her purple shell suit!! Rather down market for Oxfordshire isnt it??!! Lisa xx

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  3. I'll have you know that she loves that lilac rug - it's actually clean!!!! Ha ha

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  4. I'll have you know that she loves that lilac rug - it's actually clean!!!! Ha ha

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