Today was not such a good day, in fact it was very hard work. However the ponies were AMAZING and we are so so proud!
Trying to ride down the coastal paths just didn’t work for us today, and we spent way too much time wiggling and winding to try to find gates where paths were cut off by stiles, walls or padlocked gates...
Then after encountering some very boggy ground which led to both Flicker and Amadeus getting in very deep with bog up to their armpits and having to be led back to safety. We can’t believe that their Cavallo Hoof Boots, EQU StreamZ and horsehealth.co.uk support boots stayed on but we were so grateful they did!
After sticking to a tarmac track which was supposed to lead us on a different route next to the main road but in fact dropped us in a field and wasted a further few kilometres, we decided to head back to the main road.
This wasn’t really a bundle of laughs either, as there is only one road to John O’Groats and no connecting roads or tracks higher up so it is very busy and people drive very fast! We eventually had to admit defeat a little way away from camp, and call dad to pick us up. I’m sure you’ll all agree that safety comes first, and we’ll have a rethink, reroute and toughen up ready for tomorrow!
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The Great Adventure is sponsored by: A.P.Equine & Canine McTimoney Chiropractor; Ancol Pet Products; Brook Hi Vis; Bling In The Show Ring; Burns Pet Nutrition, Cavallo Hoof Boots; EQU StreamZ ; Farm & Stable Supplies; Gatehouse Hats; horsehealth.co.uk; NAF; Ordnance Survey; Prolite; Protexin Equine Premium; Rentokil Initial; Robinson Animal Healthcare; Roeckl Equestrian; Silverfeet; Spillers; Tom Quirk; VioVet; Wye Valley Country Store!