My friend and trainer, Bjørn Roar Larsen of Bergli Stud, has got a poorly owie foot and was finding driving difficult so I volunteered my taxiing services.  I honestly didn’t mind.  I had done all my chores – everywhere was mucked out and everyone was fed huge amounts of hard feed and silage.

So, we went to feed some hay to his youngstock Shetland ponies who live in a huge (possibly 50 acre) field.  It is an incredible field.  Just huge.


I didn’t so much as “help” as stand in the way taking photos, because that is my idea of helping and my back is not up to lugging bales of hay.


I do like Bjørn’s youngstock.  There was even a few nose kisseys from those that wanted to see people more than hay and that is always lovely.

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I wandered about taking photos in the winter sunlight.  Bliss.

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They are happy little fat Shetland ponies in winter looking all hairy and perfect – my idea of good day.


This is how Shetland ponies should be. Living outside but pleased to see the hay but more pleased to see the people!

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I do ❤ Shetland ponies.  I hope you do, too.  So important.


10 thoughts on “Helping

  1. Terri

    Oh, I do love Shetland ponies too! And I proudly use my very special 3-adorable-ponies grocery bag! (do you happen to know their names? — Dec. 15 Advent photo) No matter. They all look so wild and wooly. Who would guess that they like nose kissies sometimes too?
    Thanks for today’s post — and I hope Mr. Larsen’s foot improves soon.


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