The Minions love toys. I found an old fishing float that had been lying around the woodpile for years, put a piece of rope through it and gave it to the boys in their field. They loved it.
Storm swung it around and everyone had a go at picking it up and putting it down. Hours of entertainment ahead. I am thinking of buying them a football too.
Then, as Daisy and I had finished riding, we let the lads meet Iacs again. He is a 13.2hh Icelandic horse, so you can get an idea of scale in the photo below.
Iacs is always a dear gentle boy with others. He hates hassle and so he made a polite introduction to the intrigued little ones.
There were the usual investigations…..
… that were reciprocated.
Lots of conversations – all respectful and polite. The Minions “mouth clapped” (is that the right term?) in deference to Iacs’ seniority and probably size.
It is all good experience in Minion manners for when they go out with the big ones later on.
I need to know that these little boys will behave respectfully, know how to communicate with the group, not push and annoy or get harmed because of bad behaviour or ignorance. They have only really known living with each other for the last 9 months.
The meeting seemed to go smoothly and we will continue to introduce the big boys if they can all promise to be nice.