The rest of the group arrived just in time for breakfast and then it was all hands on deck rounding up the horses. Being spread over a few thousand hectares, that can be quite a job but luckily about 65 were on the lower slopes – but the last few had disappeared up the mountainside! And it is quite hard work when the snow is 40cm deep, hard in places and soft in others… But we managed to round up all 73 before lunch.
This afternoon was the “trial run” matching horse and rider and making a circuit of about an hour and a half. Not without any incident – one or two horses had major slides on sheets of ice covering some of the rock. Happily everyone stayed on and the horses did not suffer any injuries.