At 09:00 sharp we all congregate for the morning chores. The sun is coming up and being winter, it is always beautiful to watch. I stop for a moment every sunny morning and feel lucky I live in Shetland.
Today Wu was about looking very disapproving. He suffers from bitchy-resting-face most of the time but it is very unusual to see him out and about with us. Usually by this time in the morning, he is asleep on someone’s bed. But no, today, here he was with us looking cross.
After the feeds (Velia’s turmeric bomb and Albie’s brekkie), we found the little-bigger boys by the house.
They are a sweet comedy duo and carrots were obviously dished out because of this.
Tomorrow is less nice, weather-wise, so Daisy and I took the riding horses out.
First up were Klængur and Taktur. Klængur belongs to my other daughter, Flossie, so I just ride him to keep him fit and to remind him of his manners. He had a bit of an abberation this summer but is much nicer now.
Darling Taktur is having a good winter in his field across the hill. He lives with Kappi and they are very settled there.
On the next ride, we took Haakon and Kappi.
Kappi is Daisy’s 2nd horse – her competition horse.
Haakon and Kappi are not the best of friends. They like each other more than when they don’t live together.
So, they were pleased to see each other again.
Haakon sneaked in a cheeky nibble just to remind Kappi that he is still the boss!
A lovely riding day.