I was coming down the driveway with Beatrice after school and a gentleman in a hat was chatting away to my caretaker.
Word has got out that I have some rather nice empty stables. Here was an offer to purchase 3 Machos one Columbian and two Peruvians for a song. The owner is in the City and never rides, they are a lot of work - no kidding. He wants to get rid of them all, the saddles and everything.
We went up the road to see the boys. They are living just 100s of yds from the farm, but I had never seen them before. Only sometimes out exercising. They are good looking and seem almost tranquil munching on their hay.
In all my life on horses - maybe 34 years, I have never ridden stallions. Neither have I ever ridden a gated horse. Well there is a first for everything. Sunday........here we come. Wonder how it will be perceived if I wear my helmet?