Big and Little

Silver – he is such a dude.

Character-wise, he has come the furthest.  Last year, he was the most suspicious of everything and everyone.  He really minded about what happened to him.

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Silver’s best friend is Kappi – orange Icelandic horse on the right.  They have been friends ever since they were put in the field together last spring.

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Although the Minions are split up from the Icelandics for the winter, since the arrival of Tiddles, it is very obvious that Silver misses his friend, Kappi.  I had to split them because Tiddles was not strong enough to meet five healthy horses and he is also a colt, so could give off smelly signals to Taktur who can be rough at times.

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Kappi obviously misses Silver, who, by the way, adores this game.

I think it is called “do you like Shetland ponies?”  The answer is “Yes, but I can’t eat a whole one!”

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Silver and Waffle get on well too.  They are almost the same height and think the same thoughts.

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They play a lot when the mood takes them.

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Sometimes, though, Waffle is unavailable for games, due to a previous existing engagement – oh, how that muckheap calls.

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You can see there is still a huge difference between Silver and Storm.

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I worry about Storm.  He is not doing well this winter.  Maybe it is because I took his rug off that day and the flat fur makes him look weedy.

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But Storm and Tiddles are the best of friends and another cockeral-for-size-comparison photo lets you see just how small they are.

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1 thought on “Big and Little

  1. Terri

    I love all the Minions! I’m so glad you kept Silver (good call), he has blossomed under your care. Tiddles is so liddle! (geddit?) I find it interesting how “friendships” form between the individual members of your herd — they have such different personalities. Luckily, you speak “equine”! xos on all noseys….

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