Today all we can really say is it was really really really hot. Meg and I really struggled and fretted about the ponies, although they were amazing and just kept trudging on. There was very little shade, so very difficult to get any trot work in at all. In case anyone is interested, horse walk averages at 5-8kmph and trot at 12-16kmph, so when we can’t get much trot in it almost doubles our day.
However, the saving grace was the Wyre forest, which is not only beautiful, it has tracks running all the way through it, and guess what it also has blessed shade!! Thank you to Emma and Kevin for putting us up for the night, and thanks to #thefountaininn for the amazing meal! Anyone in the Tenbury Wells (between Leominster and Kidderminster) area should check it out!