Daisy and I went to see the “Leddie Bebbies” (Lady Babies) as they are known over here. That would be Gwendolinda, Lyra, Carina and Zoot – our 3yo, 2yo and 1yo fillies.
They are all absolute darlings with very inquisitive minds for my bag and Daisy’s hat (now hanging on the washing line recovering).
What can I say? Well, I am so glad we kept these girls. These are the type we always wanted to breed – exemplary temperaments, looks and big, very very big). All very kind family or show Shetland ponies who don’t have a mean bone in their body.
While Daisy did sterling work, I went around cutting tails that were dragging along the ground.
Carina was going for the dippy-hippy look and wearing moss in her hair.
Vitamin had taken over from our beautiful Velvereta and has assumed the role of herd leader.
She is still a darling and has a quiet dignity all of her own. The others listen to her and do whatever she says without argument or fuss.
So Daisy and I made a decision – we would de-tatt (unmat) one revolting filly and do whatever we could to something that was less bad.
(It is best to split an arduous task into little tasks – making the job much more approachable.)
I had a quick chat with Fivla as I cut her extra long dragging tail.
She has always been my fairy-tale Shetland pony.
After all her efforts, Daisy was rewarded by a chat from Carina.
Meanwhile, I was Zooted. She has turned into a huge bebbie-leddie (and/or a giant moose.)
She has turned overnight into a huge bebbie-leddie (and/or a giant moose.)
I still love her, though!