Some days, I just need to sit in a field with a little orphan foal. Perspective is important in my life and talking to Brisk gives me so much.
I constantly check everyone but, most of all, I need to know that little Brisk is alright. He had the deck stacked against him and we are continually hoping for a positive outcome, ie a home for life where he will be loved and appreciated.
So Floss and I spent the afternoon just talking to Brisk.
He sees no love from Tor or Camus and I think it is very important that he knows he has self-worth and value – not pounds, shilling and pence value but value of himself.
Brisk has had to learn this lesson far too early.
Sometimes life is not fair.
We have made a point of not letting Brisk rely on us for his identity. He must not be a mummy’s boy. It will do him no good.
So, we are pleased to see that he is learning independence while not depending on other ponies or humans.
Brisk is a darling little boy. He is so gentle and has so much to give. Not a mean bone in his body. He just is not that kind of guy.
This is a very rare Shetland pony. I can count on one hand how many Shetland ponies are like him. Fivla is one – gentle, kind and never pushes the boundaries. Just happy to have folk around. If I had more space, I would keep Brisk in a heartbeat.