Haakon is 25 now. I can see him ageing as I watch. He is my friend and The One – my horse for lifetime. We understand each other.
I try to ride Haakon at least once every other day to keep everything active. He stiffens up if I don’t.
He also has a daily feed with old-age turmeric-based mineral additives for senior horses in his diet, plus a rug if it is raining and cold. I am doing all I can to keep him going along. Riding is also good for me too.
Haakon enjoys going out. Some days are more active than others but exercise is important for his mental health, just as much as his physical health.
Mostly Daisy comes along too and, if she goes fast, vanishing over the horizon, then I pop some music on from my iphone and we listen as we plod home. Haakon likes Al Stewart, whcih is lucky as I do too!
Meanwhile, back in the world of Monster. I found these photos on my phone.
I think that sums him up really.
And so, life goes on.