This morning, Daisy asked me to give her a hand with Efstur and his training. I was really there to ensure that nothing awful happened.
First Efstur’s had his first bridle and bit in.
There was much carroty reassurance and once had Efstur worked out that his life was not over and he could actually eat with this metal thing in his mouth, he cheered up considerably.
Daisy took him for a little walk too to prove that apparently (a little known fact) a horse can walk and wear a bit at the same time.
He did a few laps chewing and thinking with more chewing.
So much to think about.
Then she took it off and put it back again on once more.
All fine and Efstur got his reward carrot piece.
He loves his Daisy so he believed every word she said, like what a good and clever boy he was and how this was the beginning of fun times together.
He stuck his tongue out!
And then Daisy sat on Efstur’s back (bareback). It was a day of firsts for this little ginger ninja. It seemed the right time and all he did was look round at her feet being in a different place than usual while I reassured and fed him carrots. So this little boy is now bitted and lightly backed. I didn’t take photos of Daisy sitting astride Efstur because I was holding the rope while shovelling carrots in.
A good day.