The first weekend in February saw the first of regular Riding Weekends to be organised by Mrs de Falbe. The bad
weather held off and the weekend was deemed a great success by all. Many thanks to the children, the parents, Mrs Pearson
and Mrs de Falbe for their input and valuable support.
The fun started on Saturday evening when the children all had a go at making pasties shaped like haynets, with a variety of fillings...
none very pasty-ish, with most of the children favouring bacon, cheese, sausage and beans as fillings! They then
watched 'Tangled' with Lesley and Pip before going happily off to bed.
Sunday dawned unexpectedly sunny and bright, almost warm, with the five ponies arriving bright and early at around
9am. Mrs Pearson took them for mounted games. The ponies were very bouncy to begin with, while the ponies soon settled
unfortunately George took a tumble, but bravely got straight back on and carried on regardless.
They played walk, trot and run, grandma's footsteps, musical chairs....all was great fun.
In the afternoon they were shown how to lunge by Mrs de Falbe and then all had a go. Henry (the horse) was wonderfully
quiet by then, so the children had a job to get him going, excellent practice and so not a bad thing at all. Then there
was time for a bit more riding before the evening set in. All in all a fun day.