Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Maggie is lying here on the floor next to me dozing peacefully, wholly unaware of what lies before her, and the horses will be happily munching grass and putting on more fat to give them some reserves for the way. I think they enjoy touring, in the end it is quite natural animal behaviour. In the wild they would all cover similar distances in a day, albeit witout a rider or baggage, but it is still more natural than spending their entire time in the same place.
Before leaving, I'd just like to take the opportunity to thank everybody for their support so far.
Thanks to Trelawne Equine for the hoof boots; thanks to Accapi UK for the RuffWear gear for Maggie; thanks to SatMap for the GPS and also special thanks to the staff at Cotswold Carmarthen for their great help, advice and patience. It's not in every shop that they spend two hours with you, even till after closing time! - as you try on boot after boot and moan that your right foot is being squashed... and finally come away with the very first pair you tried. In the end it was actually the left foot that had trouble, the right was perfect from day 1, but they have fixed that now, too.
Well, I'd better get back to my luggage and will write again from the road.
If anybody is along our way - see rough map at the bottom - maybe we can meet up? We would be very grateful for some grass and a place to put the tent at night :o)