A Day Beside The Sea.
Not far from where I live there is a large equestrian centre. If I cycle along that road on a Saturday or Sunday then there is nothing surer than my following a number of large horse box trailer vans. At the centre itself it is good to see so many young people preparing their horses for whatever it is they are about take part in, either lesson or competition.
The young people themselves are immaculately turned outing it is obvious there is a great sense of pride and love in the air. Of course there are also a lot of idolising parents around taking the pictures.
In many cases there will have been many sacrifices made to assist the youngster in fulfilling the dream of riding a horse.
This reminds me of a few stories I picked up as I moved among the farming community of my parishes.