Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Paula and Wayne on holiday in bonny Scotland this week, so a busy week so far for me, b and b and catching horses!

We have had Matthew Jackson here holding a training course for Barefoot Trimming.Most of our horses and ponies have been barefoot now for a number of years with great success.

We have found new arrivals take a while to adjust but depending on which field they are grazing on seems to make a big difference.One of our fields have some rare plants , horses with poor feet seem to do well here.Engish Nature had a look around and were pleased with plants such as Ragged Robin,Marsh Orchid,Red Clover and Fumitory to name a few.

Many of our bed and breakfast guests walk around the fields and tell me of different plants and birds they have seen.We will be able to tell you more about the birds ,and what species we have soon, as the Newton Birder is coming to look around.

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