My hay was made in the last hot sunny spell in late September! So now my Dartmoor ponies have fodder for the winter ahead, which I hope won't be so wet as the last one! Farmer Frank (one of the stars in the Rainbow book series) cut it, I turned it over several days and rowed it up for him to bale. I was also taking photos of the process for my new upcoming set of five Children's books called "On The Farm".
My Dartmoor Ponies give me so much pleasure! I bred them and now I am training three of them to be ridden. Most of them are out of my one Mare, which my mother gave me many years ago called Shilstone Rocks Rainstorm. Hence I have called her foals... Rainbow, Thunder, Lightning, Raindrop and Talia (meaning dew from heaven). She has another on the way this month!
I struggled through school with severe dyslexia and now I want to encourage other children who are struggling with handling and riding my ponies. to show them that despite their obstacles they can still reach for and live their dreams.