Flatwork and a hack

So Merlin arrived yesterday and he is sharing the paddock with Lexie.  They are getting along famously.

I brought her in and groomed her.  Lovely that her thrush is all cleared up and her frogs are now plump and healthy.  She only has a very few patches of scratches which I will keep an eye on.

I tacked her up and rode in the outdoor.  We had some very nice flatwork and relaxation.  After that, I took her for a hack around the (now harvested) bean field to our south.  We walked the whole way and she was relaxed and breathing and looking around and enjoying the trip.