I found my little Minion all by himself. The others had all come up to gaze over the fence at Taktur having his special stallion food.
I hate seeing anyone on their own, so I went to investigate with a carrot. Storm seemed ok (not brilliant), very damp, and rather subdued.
He does hate walking through the mud while everyone else just gallops through it.
Silver and Waffle were fine and very cheerful, alternating between ignoring each other and then playing together.
Storm didn’t want to know and stood by Haakon, not even trying to annoy him, so something must be up.
Then and there I made the executive decision to move The Minions back into their old paddock where there is their nice dry shed with rubber matting and straw.
I also opened the gate into the bigger park so they can run and run if they want.
I gave them a big haynet and they tried to eat the black string so then I had to show them what to do by pulling out tufts of hay.
They got the idea.
I just want them dry out a bit, especially dear little Storm. He suddenly seems far more vulnerable than the other two.
Storm followed me into the shed and dropped for a nice roll.
He then spied his toys, had a quick play….
And then surveyed his world. I might buy him a rug for the winter but I fear two small friends might make it their mission to eat it.
When I left, Storm seemed much more cheerful. I will take them each a big bowl of food tonight before I kiss them goodnight.
I hate seeing my little boy miserable.