Cathrine and Louise (Lois Lane) were going for a trip in the woods. I wanted to take a few pictures. That didn’t suit Louise very well – I could take all the photos I liked but demanding her to stand stil was a whole other matter.
As you can see, she dosen’t have time for that, and when we tried anyway, she might as well show us, that she has qualifications as a dressage horse too. We decided to drop it, and do it when they came back, but we never got round to it. We will another time – but as it is, we hardly have any photos of these two as it is 😉
Above Finish First is getting his new shoes on
Ferriers meeting in the yard
As mentioned before the track was frossen, so not really the thing for fragile horse legs. So for quite a while nobody knew how many horse we could get ridden if any. So when I arrived “the red one” was having a good time in the inclosure. As an elder experienced horse he can even though it is frozen, as he knows to watch himself. The other that wasn’t going to be ridden went on the walker. So much of my day was spent seeing to that after I took care of Finish as the first thing. He had his legs washed in soapy wather today and they ended up really nice.
In between the others came home and wanted a “Gold wash” as Cathrine calls it, and needed a leg up as well. Also Louise and Lights and “Mama” also had special treament yesterday. So I was tired when I finally headed home.
Later in the day the ferrieer came and provided anotheer kind of foot therapy. The one which is new shoes. We had a sort of a ferriers meeting in the yard. Both Peter from Ferrier Beslagsmed Karsten Bo Jensen and ditto Rasmus Olsen was there. All is explained by the other horses has the first mentioned for their feet and Finish has Rasmus. But they’re all good friends, and there’s plenty to do for all of them.
This morning I went through the racetrack on my way to the stables as always, and this is what it looked like.
Maria Ljungberg on Lady Hjort
Jockey Nicolas Cordrey on Vida Nova
Above Lena LÃ¼tzhøft (red hat) on Finish First and jockey Cathrine Weilby on Fine Dandy
Cathrine Weilby on Hong Kong in the snow storm, just before they took of, by his head trainer Hanne Bechmann
Maria Ljungberg on Lights and Stars and Cathrine Weilby on Hong Kong
I was busy yesterday. Groomed and took care of 5 horses feet. In between there was visits to the track, helping people up etc. In between there was time for a cup of coffee, and a piece of fresh bred, Hanne and I bought after a trip to the tracks. All in all a very nice day as always. The not nice part was going to the track in the snow storm with Hong Kong and Lights and Stars. We didn’t stay very long for the same reason. I was on my bike, and that wasn’t much fun in a snow blizzard, so Cat kindly gave me a lift home… Back home, a hot bath and a bit to eat was lovely, and so was the thought of not going out, as the snow continued to poor down….
I recieved mails from Susie in S.A., with these lovely photos, taken by her boyfriend Esben Hardt. The first is the grooms riding and the one white guy is a jockey called Donnavan. A big thanks to Susie and Esben for the lovely photos, which are of course used with permission!
The lovely Miss Susie on her 3 year old filly Free Pass who is devine on the track, but very lazy getting there 😀