Wow, what a scorcher with today (Sunday) being a hot 28 celsius, the hottest day of the year! As you can see Arthur took full advantage of his field shelter today by staying in the shade – a very sensible move (that’s our Arthur for you – sensible through and through!) However, all the volunteers still carried on looking after all the horses and ponies, despite the sweltering heat and we’d like to say a big thank you to all of them! This week work has started on “Project Rug Room”, after many months of planning our volunteers Wendy, Chris and Gerry have started to clear out the rug room, sorting the rugs as they go, and a bespoke new shelving system has been made to house the rugs, so they can be neatly stacked by size. A cracking start has been made and will continue over the next few weeks.
All the horses and ponies are well, with Dolly, who is still looking good at 46 years old, still being smitten with Westie and following him around during the day in the paddock they share with Blossom. At night Dolly is stabled in a lovely deep bed in the barn, and after a good night’s sleep Dolly is ready for another day following Westie around the paddock. Westie, as always takes admiration in his stride, always knowing that he is a very handsome boy!
Just a reminder of the next fundraising event, our Psychic Evening with Bob Perris, Spiritual Healer, which is being held at the British Legion in Melton Mowbray on Thursday 7th July 2011. The British Legion have excellent disabled facilities and the doors open at 7.30pm, with the show starting at 8.00pm. Entrance is only £5.00 on the door and as always 100% of the money raised on the night goes toward the welfare of the horses and ponies. A raffle will also be held on the night, and you could win a one-to-one reading with Bob.
If you would like to support Otto in his sponsored 20-mile walk for Pablo’s, a sponsorship form is now available at The Melton Times Office, in Melton. Otto is a beautiful, energetic young giant Ottohound cross, a breed of dog that has been selectively bred for stamina and long-distances. Ruth his owner is mega-fit and has been gradually building Otto up for the walk and takes Otto out for long walks each day, with a 15-mile walk twice a week, and reports that Otto’s still full of energy after every walk (what’s your secret Otto?). On Saturday 16th July, the 20-mile walk will take place over approximately 8 hours with plenty of scheduled rests and water stops and Otto’s welfare will be paramount during the event.
A thank you this week to 10 year old Meggie Swann who visited the yard with her parents to generously donate all her pocket money to help the horses and ponies. Also Meggie’s mum Karen, had picked apples from her garden and her local village shop in East Bridgeford sold them and raised £11.70, and this was kindly donated as well. In total Meggie raised a wonderful £26.20, which is fantastic. Thank you so much Meggie (and to her mum and dad).
If you would like to visit the yard to see the horses and ponies, the visiting times are from 10.00am – 1.00pm. If you contact Carole to let her know of your visit, we can arrange for a tour around the yard for you.
Have a lovely week.