This is Iacs before his amazing transformation. Fat, wet and scruffy.
I gave Daisy, for Christmas, a leather headcollar, a personalised leather girth and a pair of stirrup leathers. All made by Jo – http://www.journeyman-leather.co.uk/. They are for Daisy’s Icelandic horse – Iacs or Mr Bimble as he is affectionately known.
Bimble was not too impressed to start with. He looked like a small boy grudgingly trying on school uniform.
But once the silly-frilly was bouffed up a bit and he was made a fuss of…..
…. Iacs managed to summon up some enthusiasm for his new bespoke gifts.
Daisy and I even imagined that he looked somewhat thinner and more regal in his new headcollar. The power of the headcollar! Tis obviously majikul.
The stirrups were re-fitted with the new leathers and attached to the saddle again in the correct fashion.
Earlier, I pointed out that the girth had a little message on it…..
Daisy’s response – “Thank you so much for my new girth (even if it is for fat bastards), my new stirrup leathers which means I now have even feet (and initialed so certain people, Frances Taylor, can’t steal them!). Iacs looks very nice in his new headcollar, perked up and looked like a proper show pony.
Fat bastard girth can be available on loan for other fat bastard horses. As they are not few and far between for us.”
We went for a lovely Boxing Day ride with more weather looming. I spent most of the ride trying to work out what DT stood for – Dog Turds, Dirty Tribbles, Dunking Tables! It was a superb ride. Iacs was positively animated – this, again, was the power of the new girth with added equal stirrups!
I don’t know where Daisy thinks these other Fat Bastards are, though. News to me.