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.