When I said the horses chose whether they wanted to be in or out during the snow...this is what I meant :-)Winter day from Nic Barker on Vimeo.
As you can see, Solomon, Kingsley, Isha and Charlie are on particularly good form, with Jack and Angel causing trouble at the back :-)
I took that footage by mistake - I had my point-and-squirt-camera in my pocket and although it makes for very fuzzy video, the playing to the gallery was too good to ignore ;-)
Yesterday our friends Sam and Ted came up, as they are on holiday and didn't have enough snow at home (!). We had a proper snowy expedition, getting Bailey, Isha, Solomon and Kingsley out, along with the dogs, and with Ted on the ground as expedition photographer on a fraction of his normal shoot fee, though he did get a bowl of soup...
Isha wondering whether the idea is for her to make like a husky
and just tow Sam and Bailey behind her...
Kingsley and Solomon behave beautifully...
...and now Isha's got the hang of it as well!
"We are NOT getting left behind - the girls may be big but we're smaller, nimbler and faster..."
"Look, I can even do trotting!"
I was pleased with all of them - in difficult conditions they behaved incredibly well and although the terrain wasn't the easiest, they were all very sure-footed. Working the horses isn't straightforward in this weather - but it sure is easier than working shod horses :-)