A Friend

I have the car today (flute lesson) so I took the opportunity to go and see my little Icelandic boy, Hjalti.  When I arrived, I saw that everyone was at the top of the hill in their enormous field.

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So I struggled up to the top, huge camera in hand and found two little boys.

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This is Hjalti’s new best friend, a Shetland gelding (not mine) who is now in residence.

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Hetja is very happy with this arrangement and leaves the little boys to play all day, but she does keep an eye out.

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The little Shetland gelding is very friendly and hopefully he will teach Hjalti how to talk and make friends too.

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Hjalti is remains aloof but interested in everything going on with or without him.

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It was lovely to see the boys play, though.  Hjalti has been desperate for a friend for a long time. We were all very sad when the Shetland mare and foal did not work out.

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This one, however, seems just the right size.

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3 thoughts on “A Friend

  1. Bigears

    I always felt Fleurette missed out as she spent her first year only with her mum, but her mum made it clear that this was non-negotiable and with the size of Suze’s butt and hooves, you didn’t really want her to get into a kicking match with another horse so we just had to leave be.

    They look very happy together!

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  2. Linda

    Hooray for Hjalti, finding a friend to play with. His “baby” coat is so cute, I’m sure what’s underneath is beautiful.
    Also beautiful, are the marking on his new friend!

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