Monday, November 26, 2012

Lunge lessons with Lady

We've been back with Lady the Welsh D today and changed from long reigning to lunging.
It's been a learning curve for both Lady and me - neither of us have lunged before and I think we did pretty well!
She took quite a bit of encouragement to get her walking and it took me a few goes to get the timing ring without ending up halfway across the field but eventually we got the hang of it and she was starting to listen to me with walk, trot and stop.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Dairy Placement in Aberystwyth

I thought I needed to do some more work experience in Aber this year.
I've started helping to back and break in 2 young horses and thought Milking would be a really good idea.
Lambing in great and love doing it but its only 6-8 weeks of the year so thought we could do Milking a couple of days a week before or after lectures so would be good experience and doesn't get in the way of Uni work like Lambing can.

Now the hard part was finding a placement!
Uni built a new Rotary Dairy parlour near Trawscoed last year but when I asked we didn't get very far trying to get a placement there. I don't know any local dairy farmers so asked around and didn't really find anyone so went back to the Uni farm...

After a few emails and speaking to the Farms Manager they decided they were looking for relief milkers and stockmen. To apply for the job we needed to hand in a CV and fill out a 10 page application form!

Anyway, I handed it in yesterday and now we wait!