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.
I wandered about taking photos in the winter sunlight. Bliss.
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!
I do ❤ Shetland ponies. I hope you do, too. So important.