Over the past few days, I have been trying to teach the foals to eat carrots.
First up was Dreki.
He wanted to like carrots. He really did. But his answer was yuck, no thank you.
He was not a fan of carrots.
Now Lilja totally gets it. She loves her carrot slices (her mother’s daughter). It didn’t take long to teach her. She had the best role model.
Dreki came back to try again.
Ten out of ten for effort.
Zero for the actual eating, though.
Meanwhile, Lilja was happily eating all my supplies.
The foals are doing very well – developing and growing nicely.
They wanted to “play with” (read chase) BeAnne who knows how to stay out of their way as their intentions are not always honourable. The foals don’t chase the sheep who wander in and out of their field, though, which is good. I hate horses that kill sheep just for fun. It has been known.
Dreki is still very much a Mummy’s Boy.
Obviously, both foals are still nursing. They won’t be weaned until next year.
Lilja is much more independent than Dreki. She followed me around the field as I was the one with those nice little edible orange pieces.
They are both very gorgeous, carrots or no carrots.
Bribery is always a useful tool to have in one’s arsenal and one I full intend to use and exploit!