Delia is not looking bad for this time of year (ok, it has been unseasonably warm) or her age. She is 23 years old with six superb foals to her name too so, for an old lady, she entitled to sag a bit.
Delia has spent the last few bad-weather days tucked up in a thick rug and today, because it was warm (up to 15 degrees celsius apparently), I took it off so she could appreciate the sun on her back.
Delia is a nice weight going into the winter and I hope, with the help of a warm rug and green grass (I have another field waiting), she will have a few more years in her. The look in her eyes says she is not ready to give up yet and she even managed to canter off when her rug was off.
Lyra, on the other hand or hoof, depending on your point of view, is going into winter looking like she is about to give birth any day now (please God, no). She is rotund.
As is her mother, Vitamin, too. I think the shape must run in the family.
Circular would be our mot du jour to describe mother and daughter. Please don’t say it too loud as you may offend!