Driven out of my tent this morning by the heat of the sun…. Awesome! Horses were enjoying it a little too much – swift was actually snoring and it took me a while to get them up to get ready. Had a lazy start to the day and a lovely ride up Glen Muick. Sun shining through the trees but we were in the cooler shade, stunning views. I think I smiled all the way up the glen and enjoyed it so much that I had a nip of whisky to celebrate with lunch (it is my holiday after all!). A tough bit of track to start the hill and we devised a new method of going due to Yogi’s speed walk on the ups. Basically I long-reined him wiith the two lead ropes and attached Swift to my belt behind me which worked a treat! I got pulled up the hill, Yogi got to be infront which he loves and I didn’t get bashed out of the way by either horse…. Result! That method is logged! Arrived at a bothy for the night under the shadow of Lochnagar, plenty of breeze to keep the midgies away for the horses. Bit lonely though… no-one else here!