Yesterday I took photos of this little lad. He is divine.
You may remember him from his birth – (Yes, I blogged)
And then I made a filum.
So now Andante is growing up and I may have to pop him in a pocket and take him home to hug. I am sure he would be a BFF (Best Friends Forever) for Albie, my orphan Shetland pony foal.
But, this morning, I received a message saying please come over and take more photos as the Andante had been washed, in readiness for the Unst Show. He was looking rather gorgeous. All clean.
(What a chore, how I suffer)
So I pottered over (09:30 is early in my world) and, firstly, had to negotiate my way through the standard black Shetland pony mares who waited by the gate.
I have a very soft spot for standard black Shetland ponies. A few years back, this is what we specialised in as Thordale Shetland Pony Stud.
This is one of the photos I took of the newly washed Andante.
He is very wow. That is some trot.
While I was taking photos, I also snapped away at ponies – I am easily diverted by pretty pony faces.
This little filly is a sweetie and came over to be endlessly hugged. I had been given cake (with cream) for breakfast and she wanted to help me eat it.
Everyone should have cake for breakfast, especially with cream!