Trimmed Tails

Early this morning I watched an ITV recording of the Women’s Rugby World Cup match between Wales and Scotland.

I have been feeling rather groggy today, so it was quite late this afternoon by the time we took a short drive into the forest, where we noticed many ponies with trimmed tails, and, because I couldn’t face the currently usual lengthy struggle with WordPress, 

I made just one new photograph to link with some previously published examples found in

This evening we dined on Mr. Chan’s excellent Hordle Chinese Take Away fare with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Pierre Jaurant Edition Limitée Merlot – Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


  1. At least you were able to consume your Chinese nosh…Photographs of horses are, usually, as good to observe as those of trees, birds, dogs, and other wonders of nature, so thank you.

  2. It’s the time of the year when many of us feel ‘blue’ or groggy. It’s cold outside, it gets dark too early and the sun seems to sleep in as well. We want to hibernate like bears, but are doomed to make it through fall and winter. 🙂

  3. Oh Derrick, sometimes we simply have to take days literally one step (or snooze?) at a time. Your picture is a lovely one and I am glad you both enjoyed a takeaway meal – I didn’t cook today either: there were enough leftovers in the fridge!

    1. It’s part of the grooming process and usually carried out during the health checks and worming. Our sheep used to help out with grooming, they regularly chewed the horse’s tails!

  4. The link you provided to the previous post is currently out of action it reads 403 Forbidden.
    Makes a change from 404 page not found!
    I’m assuming it’s part of the batch already transferred to the new site.

    Hope you feel a little better.

      1. I loved the phrase Forbidden 403, sounds like a children’s book. I wonder where the link actually led to.
        We sometimes get pingbacks that don’t work, an extra bit tagged on to the end that none of us noticed.
        Well done to eagle-eyed Lavinia.

      2. PS. I’m glad you’re feeling a lot better this morning.
        I’m not back to normal but I feel better than I was yesterday.

  5. I hope you are feeling better by now. But, please keep resting as you need to.
    UGHS on the WP troubles continuing. 🙁
    Your new photo is absolutely beautiful!
    Your title reminds me…I need to get my hair trimmed!
    (((HUGS))) ❤️
    PS…I clicked on the link and it took me to a page saying “403 Forbidden nginx”.

  6. I agree that computer/tech issues can be draining. Sometimes we just need to rest. Thanks for today’s lovely photo. I like the soft colors and textures. The grass looks like carpet.

    1. There is a period at the end of the hyperlink that seems like it got included. Hand select and don’t include the period at the end of the hyperlink.

  7. Trimmed for winter? Wish WordPress would get its act together. Such a wonderful community of bloggers and, until recently, simple and easy to use. What the heck!

  8. Word Press does seem to be making things difficult for many these days. I wish these computer experts would just leave well enough alone. There’s nothing worse than an upgrade or update.

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