I'll allow it's a lot colder, windy and drizzly today. I'll even allow there's not a lot in the field and he's lost a tiny bit of weight. But he'd spent a couple of hours in eating hay before going for a short ride, having a feed and going out with a rug on and his treatball. While he was playing with it I walked the paddock looking for a lost magnetic band and as soon as he saw me about to go he came charging up the field first to me and then to dance backwards and forwards by the gate - the weather really wasn't that bad! I hadn't got the heart to say no, so to clear pony smirks I brought him in, topped up his water and gave him his evening soaked net. For someone who normally kicks up about stables in the summer he was doing a very good impression of hiding in his, wouldn't even come to the door for an apple!!!! And they say natives are meant to be hardy and live off fresh air, well clearly someone's native cunning insists that a sheltered stable with easy food is a far better bet today ?