Huge, huge thanks to Paddy, the driver from George Mullins Transport, and Nathalie from Chevaux Express, who were both incredibly understanding about the two neurotic ould wagons who needed regular updates throughout the horses' two and a half day journey!
They left Dover at about midnight on Saturday, and hit the road in Calais at about 3am. The journey time was expertly gauged by Paddy, and Nathalie was waiting for him at Mâcon. She let Anne know as soon as she had the horses loaded and we both heaved a sigh of relief - we had each been running through all the possible disaster scenarios that could have caused the handover to go wrong.
Here they are arriving at La Florentine. Photos are courtesy of David Regan, who very kindly went out and photographed their arrival for us.
|Hello! Or should that be Bonjour?|
|GiGi looks on...|
|...while Flurry is unloaded|
|Then GiGi follows|
|Nice n steady...|
|Tied up to get their rugs on|
|That's Shrek the dog in the background|
|Hey, what's this? I don't think this is my rug!|