This morning, bright and early, Bjørn, Daisy and I went in the van to another island, Yell.
We had booked onto the 10:45 ferry.
So we went to collect these two ponies on Yell on behalf of the SSPCA.
We brought home two ponies.
The first – Gina – is 31 (this year) years old. Ok, she is thin (two dimensional) but she is doing ok for her age,
The second is Gypsy – who is, I think (to be confirmed) is 13 years old.
When we got them home, we wormed, brushed manes and tails, cut tails and gave them some hard feed.
We also gave Gina the use of Waffle’s best rug. Gina is a very old lady. (Waffle is not needing it at the moment as he is aiming to be 17hh wide!)
It fits perfectly.
Gypsy is fatty, fat fat! Methinks she ate all the pies.
And so we put them outside…..
Everyone is interested – meeting the big boys on the other side of the fence.
Everything is new.
Delia is the boss here so Gypsy had to make friends with her.
Even Newt has made his introductions.
(this, Newt, does not make friends – just sayin’)
So they are all together.
My main priority is to put some weight on Gina. She is thin – but she is old – a tough call.
Gypsy needs to integrate and learn there are more Shetland ponies out there to be friends with because GIna is not going to be around forever.
Delia is calling the shots here and there was a massive bum-to-bum fight between the dominant mares.
Folk like Newt, Tor and Albie are not interested in the politics, just the extra food!