This was my view first thing this morning.
The daily bucket consisting of interchangeable roughage for Iacs and Klængur. I leave them to bicker between themselves as they get the same diet. Basically fresh air fibre.
As you can see, neither really need anything but they would hassle Haakon unmercifully who has to have a vehicle for his medication.
Haakon’s food is also the same plus the world’s smallest handful of mare/youngstock mix (using it up and it cheers him up as he hates the taste of one his meds) with a combination of Devil’s Claw and Turmeric which is working really well for him this winter. I can see a huge difference.
As I stand with my old friend, deterring circling vultures if necessary, all I can think is “this time last year” and I am grateful for every day I have with him.
They all know my rules. Absolutely no hassling, on pain of death or there will be words and leaping up and down!
This is their huge field – looking over to Stourborough Hill. I almost think the Spring grass is thinking of appearing. Only almost.
Because the grass is at its “almost” stage, we still put out hay.
There is enthusiasm for any calorific addition we make in their lives.
I love this photo of Iacs burying his nose in the hay!
Anywho, the weather will be vile for the next 48 hours so all food eaten is going to help stoke the very efficient Icelandic horse central heating.