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Saturday, 02 July Blog

posted 2 Jul 2011, 09:03 by Abacus Equine Lab   [ updated 2 Jul 2011, 11:10 ]

Hi All

What a strange week for weather this was!  First we didn’t have the storm that we should have, then we had rain that came earlier than forecast and now we are sweltering in a heat wave which is set to get even hotter – and we still haven’t cut the hay!  Doing a wormcount in this heat is definitely not for the fainthearted!


One of the best things about the job though is being out on the road and seeing the beautiful countryside whizzing past my little car driving from yard to yard. Sometimes I visit four yards a day and other times just one big yard which takes the whole day.  Either way I meet some of the loveliest people (and of course horses, because I do sometimes get to meet them too!)


Friday was a joy because we were all totally thrilled to see our brilliant article in the Chiltern and Thames Rider Magazine.  We had been hoping for a couple of paragraphs and a picture or two!  We actually got a two page spread detailing how important it is to wormcount your horse and how we are totally different to other companies in our approach to the job.  We were compared to two other very good National companies and I think we managed to hold our own very well.  The Boss is quite impossible now that she has been elevated to celebrity status (in her eyes) but if you get a chance, do have a look at the article.  The Chiltern and Thames Rider is a very good mag with fascinating articles and well worth a read.  Perhaps you could tweet us with your feedback?


This has also been an amazing week in our household.  My other half has been down in London being trained as an equestrian Gamesmaker for the 2012 Olympics.  He is working at the Test Event in Greenwich Park next week and he says the whole place is totally amazing. My daughter and I have also applied to be equestrian Gamesmakers but we won’t hear anything until October at the earliest.  The irony is that he only applied to keep us company! Don’t tell him but I am incredibly proud of him to have got this far. (Honestly!)


Well that’s all for now.  I am off to drive my little pony now that the heat is dying down a bit.  Have a great week and keep poo picking – remember, one strongyle can apparently lay around 80,000 eggs per week and they are taking about 24 hours to hatch in this heat – a sobering thought.


Bye for now.


The Ab-Lab Team

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