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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 6th February, 2021)


Ponies near Roundmoor Farm, Standish.

Photo: David Long  (Sony DSC-RX10M3)
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Comment by: Linma on 6th February 2021 at 06:20

As a youngster who always loved to climb trees living in Standish I wonder if I ever climbed that one.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 6th February 2021 at 08:33

I always feel sorry for horses & cattle having to walk around in a quagmire, cant do their hooves much good. Still, somebody has made sure they have hay. Just look at that moss on the tree branches....good photo David, it captures the it is.

Comment by: kath on 6th February 2021 at 08:53

sad conditions with one pony crouched on the only dry spot

Comment by: Maureen on 6th February 2021 at 10:14

Roll on Spring for these beautiful animals,green grass to lie on instead of a quagmire.
Thank you David.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 6th February 2021 at 10:16

They look healthy enough and have food and water but I wish it was drier underfoot for them.

Comment by: Cyril on 6th February 2021 at 11:56

Pitiful conditions for those ponies to be in, though not surprising with all the rain we've had lately, hope they get put under cover and out of the extremely cold east wind that's expected from this weekend, with a forecast wind chill of -5° day time temperatures and a great deal lower overnight.

Yes, the moss gives the tree a wonderful verdant covering along with the ferns that have taken up residence too.

Comment by: Mick on 6th February 2021 at 12:39

Thats what horses do they turn all the land including footpaths into quagmires

Comment by: Veronica on 6th February 2021 at 12:56

It's pitiful how they are crowding on the hardest driest ground. And looking at the muddy area as if to say we don't want to go there. It must rot their hooves and they know it.....

Comment by: Rev David Long on 6th February 2021 at 13:28

The hay manger seemed to be moved around the field at regular intervals as each spot became too muddy.

Comment by: James Hanson on 6th February 2021 at 13:50

Horses shouldn't be kept in those sort of conditions.
They should be reported.

Comment by: e on 6th February 2021 at 23:26

Spring then Summer will come here soon,
Mud will go and life will bloom,
The sun will drive the chills away,
Warm your backs long every day,
Then you'll wander and waver to,
Gallop round with those like you,
Past the mud as sweet perfume,
Lingers like a child's Summer dream...

Comment by: Philippa R on 7th February 2021 at 13:44

Great photo Of the tree Branch covered with the moss
Happy Fat Welsh Ponies Wintering Out
Enjoying the Sunshine

Comment by: Pat McC on 7th February 2021 at 20:03

It depends how you define 'happy' Philippa. We keep sheep, and there is no way on this earth that they would be kept in such dreadful underfoot conditions.

is no way on earth they would be kept in such condition

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