Moving to the Summer Paddocks

It’s April Fool’s Day and it’s time to move the horses onto the summer paddocks. The hilly paddock that we have used all winter has served us well this year. The horses get plenty of exercise walking up and down it. There is natural shelter, a natural source of water and the soil is sandy and free draining. They don’t stand in mud all winter, which is a blessing in Scotland! Otto (my cob) and Blue (our brood mare) have both come off the winter paddock a little leaner than they went onto it, so they’re in perfect shape to deal with the first flush of spring grass when it comes through.

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