All is quiet on the western front here at Thordale, well quiet-ish.
Andy, Charlie and Hammy know which way their bread is buttered (we don’t do margarine in this house, ever) and are being nice to The Minions. I am very pleased with them so it is carrots all round and a huge relief.
I think the threat of Taktur was enough to terrify them into submission. While we were out riding, Taktur managed to push his way through a gate this afternoon. He was standing by their fence and, on our return, we could see everyone was very pleased that we quickly removed him. They are much more of a group now.
Sadly, Taktur’s love remains unrequited so his mood is somewhat difficult. Still, he does have good manners when the headcollar is on and leads nicely. Mostly because I am busy reading recipes to him that involve pieces of him if he starts barging. I hate bargy horses.
Back to the real world. I went out this afternoon as I see such photographic potential while I am taking Taktur backwards and forwards everyday down the road (4 miles) to Sandness. I can never stop when I have him tap-dancing in the back of the trailer so I took the car out for a little drive instead.
I particularly like this Shetland ram. He lives, with his friend, by our gate that leads into the scattald (open hill). His coat is wonderful.
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(see what I did there – geddit?!)