Last night, we opened the gate.
Albie, Tor and Fivla went out to live in the big 30 acre field alongside everyone else.
Today, I went outside to see how they were all getting on.
They are all fine. Friends immediately. Very easy.
Albie still follows Tor. She does look out for him and, for her trouble, she gets to wash-up all his bowls.
Fivla is in the big field now. Although she has lost some weight, we have decided that the Shetland winter will shiver of more fat than putting her in a stable at night.
Vitamin is still well covered. The same applies for her too. She can stay outside.
Delia is doing well. She has started having Golden Paste (turmeric, black pepper and coconut oil mix) daily and I also give it to Tiddles, just in case he is feeling achy after his terrible ordeal.
He is doing very well and seems far more affectionate these days. He always wants cuddles and I am happy to oblige.
Interestingly, Lyra is now the dominant mare of this Shetland pony herd.
Poor Efstur is most envious. He is stuck in the next door field with just his bossy friend, Hjalti and the mothers, Brá and Hetja for company. They are no fun.
He is desperate to join the others and spends hours watching them.
The big guys take no interest in any of the little ones and luckily the field is big enough for everyone to have their own space.
This is the view from my back door.
Not bad, eh?