Today I was planning to do a post about rhubarb, but the camera’s battery is flat.  Here instead are some pictures  I took a couple of days ago of the horses that have been brought into the field below our house.

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They’re always shuffling the animals around so there’s enough for them to eat.

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These horses come every year for their summer holidays.

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They work in a riding school, which is tremendous drudgery

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— being kicked in the sides all day long by ten-year-old girls who can’t ride properly — so they deserve the rest.  They’re getting about six weeks, this year.

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Afterwards, Alma took me down to the lake to see an enormous horse (she’d checked them all out already).

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It’s about 175 cm high, which is smaller than a cold-blooded cart horse, but still very large compared to Alma — who’s 5′-8″ — and the horse behind.

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