One and a Spare

Always, always, always, when you go out on horseback have one and a spare.  Thems are the rules.

I went on foot.  Daisy went on horseback.

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I took Haakon with me so we could “bond” before I ride him at the beginning of August.

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And off we plodded on the 2 mile walk with BeAnne in her beankini (Loki was at the vet to be castrated – tough but true – my OH was being manly and supportive for him).

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Anywho, back to us.  We all set out and Daisy went off for her canter while Haakon and I blocked the gateway in case she ran out of control!

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Haakon ate as much grass as he could on her behalf.  The Wall – none shall pass.

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Actually there was far too much eating and Haakon and I had an exchange of views as he dragged me off to every blade of grass he could.  Bad and horrible manners.  It is not as though he is starving.

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So on the way home, BeAnne was tired and she wanted to hitch a ride.  Iacs duly obliged.

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She seemed happy enough watching the world go by from a better observation point and off they all pottered.

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We met a friend and stopped for a chat.  Haakon remained ever-optimistic that every car has an endless supply of biscuits.  How wrong he was.  Only once did someone produce one and he has never forgotten.

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Iacs was bored of his extra passenger, so she hopped off and onto her 2nd mount, Haakon.

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And off she went again perfectly happily.  Haakon is used to this and takes it all in his stride.

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We met OH on his travels with Jack(et Potato) who was missing Loki dreadfully.  They walked back with us.

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And Haakon pulled me home with his tail.  He knows the score and that’s how we roll in this Shire!

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4 thoughts on “One and a Spare

  1. Cate

    Motoring in Shetland on holiday thirty-five years ago, we always kept a supply of shortbread for ponies. They always came up, nickering and whuffling. We were clearly not the only ones who fed them biscuits from a car! 😉

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  2. Freda Freestone

    Ahhh another ‘stoater’ (as we say in Glasgow, roughly translated as brilliant) blog from you Frances. I really enjoy them all as well as the fab photos which take me back years to the days we used to come for our annual hols.

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