Today was not a good one unfortunately. Everything was going really well and then Amadeus went lame, causing an early finish as we were just too far away to get a replacement pony driven out.
We started out with a lovely bridlepath, then a bit of quiet roadwork, bridlepath, roadwork, bridlepath. It was absolutely lovely, not quite as hot as yesterday and the horses made good time.
We stopped for lunch in a beautiful orchard, but when we got back on Amadeus was over-reaching, which is unusual for him. We rode the rest of the path, and a lovely girl came out and started chatting to us. When we stopped talking, Amadeus walked off lame in a front leg. It was very odd, he hadn’t done anything and was sound before lunch. Hopefully Amanda can help him on Wednesday, he’s been so amazing it’d be a shame to finish the trip without him.
Anyway, we are really miserable about Mr A, and not completing our ride today, but we are staying at home tonight, so every cloud has a silver lining. We’ll be driving back out to Hereford to ride back here properly tomorrow.