We walk

For as long as I have had Haakon (15 years ?), he has always done a drumroll, in excitement and anticipation, to canter up the “canter track”.  He mostly asks with his right ear back, I say “go on then” and off we go at full pelt.  If someone is in front, Haakon will try his best to gallop past.  I have never tried to stop him and we love every minute of it.

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The views at the top are wonderful.  The south end of the island and Fair Isle, on a clear day ….

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with Foula on the right.

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A breathtaking view and we all enjoy going up the canter track.

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So, today, having swallowed muchos Tramadol, I thought we could go for a wander – our usual route on buckle end and see what happens.

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BeAnne came along too in her hi-viz harness.

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She loves it too and runs along side with one ear listening to me and the other for the pesky wabbits.

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We got to the canter track and Haakon turned to go up it…

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and just walked.  He has never walked it before in his life.  He didn’t even ask or increase his speed during any part of the whole ride.  

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That says it all really.

4 thoughts on “We walk

  1. Liz

    Oh yes, he knows you can’t manage it and is taking very good care of his ‘Mum’.You are fortunate to have a boy like Haakon.

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