I was asked how Fivla was doing these days.
Here she is today, in the snow, which was really joined-up hailstones that came in fierce sporadic flurries.
As you can see, Fivla is looking a bit more svelte. Winter has done what winter is supposed to do – make fat little ponies lose weight!
Here she is just over a year ago (November 2016)
And here she is in her heyday!
I have it on good authority that Fivla’s weight is now “spot on” for the time of year. Her neck crest has gone and I think (read hope) that she will be easier to manage, health-wise.
So, for the moment, all dieting is off (look at her happy face when I told her!)
It has been a bit of a long-haul, but Fivla has got her trimmer figure back. She always was bit “broad in the beam” but I am not worried for her health now. The winter fur does not help her new trim look, but you can feel bones under all that hair and not pads of fat.
As for the others in the herd, they are all fine. Doing well.
Tiddles’ eye goop is all cleared up. I haven’t seen them looking that clean for ages.
Vitamin is the boss of everyone and decides where they travel around their field.
Storm is happy annoying everyone and Waffle lets him.
Silver is always a little distant unless I sit down for a minute and then he comes up to chat.
So there we are. Everyone is looking well and life is good.
That’s all anyone can ask for.