Arlington has four Percheron horses, not your usual fine carriage horse, but very suitable for the job here working as a pair in a wagonette. The day started with David the Head Coachman getting in two of them, Erik and Mr. Fips...
Oh, and before I forget there is a new member of the Team
David's new puppy Buddy who kept an eye on things throughout the day
You should have seen the expression on Mr. Fips face when a wash was mentioned....
and this is Erik getting in a lather...
for two huge horses they behave extremely well, and I think they liked the attention
particularly when Mr. Fips appeared to be wondering if his tail was completely clean
so it had an extra rinse off
Here's Erik looking very clean
I've been asked to take photographs each week and add a post to the NTArlingtonCourt Facebook page.
which would be okay if I had even the slightest clue how to work Facebook, which I don't, so for a while I think it will be extremely hit and miss. The above photo is the one I used to start off with. (I see a wise guy had to add a daft comment)....oh well, he couldn't have realised I'm a beginner at this stuff, and I do see this as very positive, it means people are looking at the page. I would actually like to work out how to add more than one photo per post, but that has eluded me so far.
Anyway, after all this washing and cleaning we took the horses out for a lengthy drive, me grooming and David driving
this is where the edge of my hat (for which I was extremely grateful, it was a very hot day after all) got in the way on this photo
and a VERY short video I managed to capture quickly as we went up the road - I apologise for it being wobbly, so brace yourselves,
I have a feeling there will be quite a few posts about Arlington during the Season working over there. Hope you enjoyed seeing this.