Blimey it is hot (for Shetland). We are not used to this. So I bundled Iacs and Andy, Daisy and Anna, Loki and BeAnne into the car and/or trailer and took them to the beach.
No saddles, just bridles for the riders.
The beach was fairly empty (only two families but they soon left).
In Anna’s head, she had dreams of swimming while riding Andy.
Andy had other ideas (as is his want)
Iacs said he couldn’t swim if Andy didn’t. He needs leadership usually in the form of Haakon who is a keen swimmer (next time).
But Andy managed a paddle with Anna…..
….. while Iacs managed to drink the North Sea.
After a few failed attempts of this romantic swimming notion, we gave up and took the horses to the next door loch, which is much warmer and less of a worry.
(of course, BeAnne managed to swim in the sea because she is perfection – I thank you.)
So, now we are at the loch and this is familiar territory to Iacs.
But not Andy – he is happier and a little more helpful, though.
So off they went.
Of course the locals were watching.
I think Anna’s face says it all.
And Andy only managed to buck her off twice so that is an achievement!
Next time we will take Haakon. He loves swimming and needs no encouragement. In his youth, he tried to swim to Papa Stour (next door island).