The weather has calmed down so everyone is outside again.
We moved the Icelandic herd to Clothie – my five acre field. It is a short walk across the hill.
There are a couple of old buildings, including a derelict school house, and some lovely high wall drystone dykes, so good shelter too.
I led Hjalti over, while Daisy and OH led Iacs, Haakon and Klængur. Efstur followed behind. Hjalti led like a seasoned pro. No pulling, no dragging, just politely walking alongside. He is a darling little chap.
Later, I lugged silage to them and found little heads popping up everywhere!
Being with the three elder Icelandic geldings, is doing Efstur and Hjalti the world of good. They are learning their herd manners.
Haakon has calmed down about silage ownership and stopped being a dragon but he does demand respect from the lesser mortals in his group.
Meanwhile, the youngsters worship the ground Klængur walks on.
Klængur enjoys this adulation and has risen to the challenge.
So all is good with these guys. They are a close-knit group with a wide age range.
Iacs is on top form too. His silly-frilly is still work-in-progress.
Daisy rides him almost every day and that has helped to loosen him – he was getting stiff this winter.
And these two? Well, just that – these two! Honestly, they are joined at the hip and twice as gorgeous! Watching them grow up is such a joy.