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Happy Equinox everyone. This is the day when Summer turns to Autumn. Yes I know, in this neck of the woods we appear to already have skipped Autumn, and gone straight into winter, or at least the monsoon season. Nevertheless, from today until the rebirth of the year at the Winter Solstace there will be increasingly more hours of darkness, and fewer daylight hours. This is always a difficult and challenging time for those of us living with RP as one of the first symptoms to manifest itself is night blindness. Thankfully I’m beyond all that now. The amount of light available, or lack of it, makes no difference. I can’t see regardless.

For us here at Alberts Bungalow though, today is important for another reason.Not only is this the the anniversary of Leomie going over to Melissa to be assessed, but, it’s also one year ago today that Breeze joined us.

What a difference 12 months has made. The terrified and completely bewildered, elderly little cob, who backed off a really Rattaley cattletrailer, with eyes so big and worried that they resembled poached eggs, has turned into a really sweet little lady. Yes, she insists on keeping a very large personal space, and isn’t above giving any horse who enters her personal zone iwthout permission both barrels at hi velocity, and yes, after 12 years of being a trekking pony, she really doesn’t do going out by herself. These are both small points though. h. She’s a really gentle easy to handle lady who is a joy to handle.

Our little herd is very settled and, on the whole easy going now. The menege build is very close to being finished. The future is looking very good indeed.