Darling little Fivla is doing brilliantly.
Every morning, while Daisy is feeding Albie his breakfast and Tor her snack, Fivla and I run around the indoor school to workout music for 20 minutes.
We have moved onto trotting poles now to get Fivla’s shoulders up, loosened and those little legs working fast.
Fivvie spent many years in the riding school and has perfected the art of using the least amount of energy for any task and if you are not watching, she just potters to a stop.
She could trot round and round the school for eternity with her feet barely lifting the ground expending very little energy.
She has had many years of practice wearing small children.
Sadly we can’t let her do this.
Exercise = calories burned = thinner (hopefully).
So, this is Fivla’s morning workout. She only trots over the poles a few times in both directions and the rest is a walking warm-up and a walking cool down.
Fivla knows precisely when she has done her 20 minutes, down to the last second because she immediately turns in…..
….. for her reward.
She spends the rest of her day in the paddock with Tor and Albie with a 30 minute brisk walk to Watness gate and back. She trots along while I walk fast. At 18:00, it is back to the stable to wet hay in a small haynet.
I think she is losing weight.