It has been a wonderful fall so far, despite the muddiness in the paddocks thanks to an abundance of rain making up for the sore lack during summer. By Thanksgiving weekend, the trees were brightly coloured though not yet at their peak. Still some biting flies and mosquitos about, in our idyllic, wooded spot, so face masks are still the order of the day, making the horses look outer-spacey.
In his semi-unretirement, Star, 32, gets some exercise carrying the lightest riders. He couldn’t be happier. He tried full retirement and it wasn’t for him. Now he enjoys the company and attention of friends and the at-liberty grazing of the lawn Louise lets him have while she is there.