For those wondering about the distant speck of the horse in the photograph of the field, it is this guy: Rob n Run, ex-racehorse, ex-three day eventer, long since retired to hang out.  He is coming up on 28 this winter, but doesn’t always look it.  These photos were taken during a practice photo-shoot; he hadn’t had his bridle on in about five years, I sort of figured I’d better check his behaviour ahead of time, before the person who wanted to photograph him came!  As always, just as well behaved as you would expect from a thoroughbred who senses something different happening.  That is, polite but about to explode.