With everyone in danger in melting, it's good that Zelda and Zoe needed a bath. It's been a while since they have both had one and it was great to know that the lessons they learned last year have stayed in their minds. They were both fitted with fly rugs too and didn't seem to mind becoming zebra. I'm told the black and white stripes help to cool them down and also boggle the eyes of insects. Both ponies are inclined to chew things so it will be interesting to see how long they last.
Now that the stallions are definitely meant to be in, I could turn Nelly and Blue back out with Juma, and Uncle Blue. They seemed delighted to begin with but I'm not sure they were quite so happy when their only shade was a skinny tree next to the pond.