We had a great day at Fishers Farm, it was such luxury as it was only 45 mins away from us, so we would have been there in very good time had we not forgotten the essential pedestals and had to turn the horsebox back 40 mins into the journey to get them! Some mild swearing and heated exchanges did take place we have to admit!
However, with that little incident in our past we settled the ponies into their stable and got the round pen and all our bits and pieces set up with lots of help from all the lovely Fishers folk.
Unfortunately, due to the lateness of the hour owing to the forgotten pedestals, we were unable to fit in a practise which was a slight concern as we had never performed this act in a sand arena on an adventure park before! Luckily though, Billy and Magpie pulled it off in true style and they did an amazing performance which we were very happy with.
For their second performance, things were not quite as text book as they had been in the morning!!....
Apparently Magpie had not noticed the pigs on one side of the arena and the turkeys on the other side earlier in the day and he seemed to become aware of them them moment his music started!
The rest of the show was a hilarious catalogue of mishaps with ponies jumping on and off pedestals at the wrong time, missed pirouettes and Magpie trotting about snorting at everything with his head held very high indeed. Billy was going to go for a second 'under the belly' stunt, only to find Magpie had vacated his pedestal before he made it over there!
Pete and I laughed our way through the act as there is nothing more you can do and it was very funny, in fact we often find that when the ponies are naughty people just seem to love it even more!
It was a great day all round and all of us horses and humans were really well looked after by Fishers Farm with one of the best sandwiches and cakes I have ever had! Anyone who knows me, will know what a fussy so and so I am about food so its a high accolade indeed when I suggest most strongly that if you havent got children as a reason to go to Fishers, go for the amazing food!
Thanks again to all the staff and organisers for having us xx