Annoying Little Midge

Taktur wanted to sleep.

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I had let everyone out of their field to eat the long grass around the house and school.  Taktur had eaten all day and then decided to have a little kip next to us.

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He was nodding off gently, while the others were milling about eating and it was lovely to see his trust in us all.

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Sadly this trust was hugely abused by one little person who thought it might be more fun to play “annoy the sleeping stallion”.

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Bozz-Bozz – I was ashamed.  Poor, poor Taktur did not deserve this from the little squirt.  He eventually gave in and got up.

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He was much nicer to Bozz-Bozz than I would’ve been.  Haakon would’ve walloped him. I’ve seen him do it before.

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So, Bozz-Bozz, who was not even slightly sorry, wandered off having achieved his goal and tried to pretend to be a traffic post.  This is his idea of camouflage.

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Daisy was around and watched poor Taktur and his Nemesis so she kindly took the flak, so to speak.

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In there, I am assured there is a Daisy…… probably being eaten!

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Taktur dropped to the ground again to resume his kip.

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This time, he prepared himself for a quick getaway by lying with his front legs out, ready to get up quick should Bozz-Bozz return.  I have never seen a horse go to sleep like that.

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He was a determined sleeper, even managing a few quality minutes but Bozz-Bozz was an even more determined plague on his house.

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I left them to it.  There was only so much I could do to protect poor Taktur from such irritations.  I had sacrificed Daisy after all.

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A few hours later, once back in their field for the night, I saw them all asleep leaving Taktur to protect them from the potential marauding tigers.

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He is such a gentleman.  None of them deserve him.  Too nice for his own good.

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Eventually Taktur stopped being so generous with his time, joined the heap and went fast a bye-byes with them.

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On Wednesday, we will let Taktur in while we are stripping Bozz-Bozz of his winter foal fur so he can point and laugh.

 

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