Everyone Move!

We were all out first thing.  Now I was home, I wanted to make an executive decision about moving all the Shetland ponies, albeit two weeks early, to their winter field.

We moved them three at a time.  This was the first batch – Silver, Tiddles and Storm.

We had previously put the three girls in a small “haypark” while we trudged through their field with a variety of Shetland ponies.  Hetja is not a fan of things-Shetland so keeping her away was to make all our lives easier.

We also had to install a new gate.  There was help.

The next three to move were Albie, Newt and Waffle.

Lilja was thrilled to see her old friends.  I do sometimes wonder whether she would be happier with them rather than living with the stodgy Icelandic ladies.

And lastly, were Vitamin and Fivla who were worried they had been forgotten about and left behind.  They just about put on their own headcollars.

It was a long day with lots of walking but everyone caught, loaded and led impeccably which makes everything easier. No messing.

I think everyone breathed a huge sigh of relief to be together.

We kept going while it was still light and while were in a moving frame of mind we moved the home herd to a better field too.

We caught Taktur, Kappi and Haakon (perhaps the ring-leaders) and led them while I pushed the stragglers on.

So that was that.  Nineteen horses and ponies moved.  Cup of tea?  Don’t mind if I do. A job well done.

5 thoughts on “Everyone Move!

  1. janet ainsworth

    you did way way more than 10.000 steps today ! Cup of tea and a big slice of something would have been a justified reward…good to see them behaving so beautifully!

  2. Terri

    You certainly do get your exercise! It must make you feel virtuous at the end of the day, to have accomplished so much. I’d have tea with rum (instead of milk and sugar). And a slice of homemade Dundee Cake.

  3. diane in northern wis

    Wow….what a great job done! Congratulations to all of you! All the horses look beautiful and happy! Thanks to you!


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