So, today was the day.
We had finished the silage and there is one big field with grass.
I opened the gate and Hjalti, Efstur, Iacs, Haakon and Klængur walkied into Kappi and Taktur´s field.
Efstur took an instant likeing to Kappi. Oranges together.
There was lots of running.
Hajlti turned into an Arab stallion.
And Taktur did some showing off.
But, all in all, Taktur was fine with everyone.
I love the way Haakon and Iacs don’t move while everyone else is flinging themselves about! I suppose it is a matter of priorities.
So, as everything seemed to be going well (read, peacefully), we put Albie and Newt into the mix.
Newt and Taktur were an instant hit.
Albie struggled a bit. We found him outwith the hill (after dropping Delia off in Lyradale) but he was very happy to go back. He must’ve jumped out and given himself a gluff by accident.
Newt was in his element. So many friends. So little time.
My money is on Newt.
In about ten minutes time, all these big Icelandic horses were his friends (read, servants).
He wasn’t remotely phased.
There will be games, endless games.
And so, after watching for a while, we left them to get on with it.
So, basically, Taktur, in Spring, has been put out with three colts. That says something about him. What a nice guy.
(he is teaching Efstur how to poo-sniff – an essential stallion skill).
The oldies are very happy to be together again.
Newt is a very happy Newt.
But he still has time for his BFF, Albie, who needs convincing that this is a good idea.