I drove into Scone about 5.25pm. My trip taking a tick over 8 hours, which is about par for the course. I'm staying where I stayed last time I was here for Arrowfield in December, at Portman House. They are lovely little apartments. Last time it was summer, and I had much on my mind. This trip is probably no different, but it is much cooler! I'm tired, and am sitting quietly, and just ate something easy here. I am not one who is comfortable going out eating on my own. It's just never been my strongest suit. But that's ok. It's Friday. I had some tidying up to do and I also need to have all my things ready for the morning.
I start about 7.30am at Arrowfield tomorrow, and I'll meet my "New Boy", Animal Kingdom then. I'm excited to meet him. He has tremendous presence apparently and a hankering for peppermints apparently. I have some carrots in my fridge as well, and am looking forward to bonding with my new horse. Photographing horses is very personal for me. I like to get to know the horses I photograph regularly. I think it helps me to bring out the best of them in their photographs and lets me see inside the horse a little. And basically, it's also because I just can't help myself, because I love my horses so very much. As I said.. racing, and the horses, is very personal for me... And that is one thing about me that I am sure will never change.
|Redoute's Choice. I am so pleased he is safely back from France, and so proud of him for the way he was received over there. He's a mighty horse and a mighty stallion, and he's one of "My Boys". See you tomorrow big guy.|