The daily lunchtime drill.
Floss is on point.
I am shovelling carrots as payment/bribery into Hetja so she won’t notice that she is not having a bucket of food. To be fair, Hetja is very generous – never pushing or barging. Just accepts her headcollar, three carrots and waits like the lady she is. We have nice conversations.
Meanwhile, if we are clever, the buckets are carefully positioned so the little ones can eat in peace (mostly from each other).
Obviously, we do try to colour coordinate – purple for boys and pink for girls!
After a while Lilja and Dreki go and annoy each other. Whatever happens, they are not allowed to go near Brá. Hence Flossie on guard duty.
Then they swap buckets.
Lilja has the purple one.
Dreki cleans out the pink one.
Meanwhile, Brá eats her own food, uninterrupted – she is looking better for her daily bucket, which is good and the whole point of the exercise.
The two foals are still not finished and then they argue.
As there is no more food left, they usually play with the buckets.
“There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen……
And all you have to do is get in touch with it……
Stop thinking, let things happen …..
And be the ball” or The Bucket!