Yesterday, while everyone ovine was busy gallivanting on the scattald (open hill), Floss and I went to Liradale for a spot of equine maintenance.
First up, were the preggie ladies.
I caught each of them – I now see that when Brá is pregnant, she doesn’t tolerate people much.
(I can relate to this!)
But Brá can’t be allowed to go feral in case there is an emergency and I need to catch her quickly.
So, armed with apples, I offered her a whole one and she held it in her mouth knowing full well that if she ran, she would drop it and lose it to Hetja. So I caught her.
Apples are obviously the way forward and they were on offer in the Co-Op so I stock-piled!
Floss and I brushed conditioner into manes and tails and I also trimmed their tails.
Next up, were the little ones.
Vitamin had spied the apples!
Fat chance – I kept them on the other side of the fence for distribution later.
We caught everyone, one at a time, and brushed their mane and tails, as well as a trim.
Waffle loved being brushed. He “helped” a lot to the point of offering to put on his own headcollar!
Even Lyra was caught using the now (patent pending) apple method.
Lyra dropped her apple but it was too late – I had her and, while everyone else was helping me put on her headcollar (they do that), Silver saw it, and stole it!
Well, an unwanted apple is fair game.
Tiddles has changed. Tiddles thinks.
Tiddles is loved.
And Tiddles plays with his stick!
So everyone was made beautiful.
I must’ve cut at least 8″ off Fivla’s tail – she was walking on it and it annoyed her.
Just before we left, we distributed the rest of the apples.
Beautiful ponies. The best of friends.