For want of something better to do, and before I give up doing this blog completely, I went to the above today. I've done nothing but go shopping or walk Emma in the usual places for days, so had nothing to blog about.
Okay so the Horse Mart is held on the last Thursday of every month, I've been there lots of times before, mainly to look at the market stalls. Rarely buy anything though, because obviously it's mainly horse tack. There's a guy always there that has chickens for sale, but I daren't look. I bought my last two hens from him, Light and Dark, who were Diddy Boy's last two ladies.
We park in the field, and I walk round to the stalls with Emma, then let her have a long run in the grass when we get back to the car. I took a picnic today, Tuna light lunch and an apple. I then left Emma in the car and went back for a look at the horses for once and the auction, as you're not allowed to take dogs inside the mart. I don't know why I look at the horses, I always feel very sorry for them. A lot are white-eyed and scared out of their lives. I find it sad that people exploit animals for monetary gains, as a lot of these are. And how people can have a pony as a pet, then when they outgrow it, just get rid of it, is beyond me. There was a donkey who was very distressed. I heard another one being auctioned, it was in foal apparently and it fetched over a thousand guineas! I had no idea Donkeys were so valuable. Hope it doesn't end up with some kid kicking it in the guts on the sands. I wanted to bring them all home.
You can read more about it on the BBC page here if you are interested. The mart has been running since the 19th Century and is famous all over the world. http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/mid/sites/lampeter/pages/llanybydder_market_photos.shtml?1
Beautiful pony with blue eyes