Hopefully Weaned

I took these photos a few days ago.  A happy little herd of Shetland ponies and Icelandic horses, I think….. and hope.

Lilja and Sóley are learning a few more new skills.  Lilja has learned she is not going to be Boss-Queen-Baggage/Ruler-of-the-World – that job is Vitamin’s and she ain’t abdicating soon.   Lilja had high hopes for this position once her mother had left the field.

Sóley has learned that Lilja does not produce milk.  She is rather surprised by this fact but there is nothing she can do that will change this and Lilja, I think, has told her in no uncertain terms to give it up!  However, she still dips under Lilja more out of habit than anything else and Lilja quietly side-steps away.

As I walked away, happy they are now content, I noticed a small brown yak following me.

Of course Newt would’ve come home with me. I only had to say and he would’ve popped himself into the car.  No one would ever notice.

As I type, the weather is descending into Hell again.  I have no concentration, limited attention span, a very short fuse and have totally lost my riding mojo. I am running on empty (or gin). I feed and kiss noses and that is about my equine limit these days.

4 thoughts on “Hopefully Weaned

  1. Sam

    That’s not a yak, that’s an overly large dog, yeah dog. Who would love to come home and curl up in front of the fire. Poor Lilja having a sister who is not going with the flow. And good for Vitamin to remain The Matron of the field.

  2. Gail

    Your posts and pictures are wonderful, real, and so honest! I love your devotion to your furry tribe! All of them! Wishing you only the best.
    Gail Lawson
    Belmont, NH

  3. Louise Stopford

    I totally agree with Judith, Gin and nose kisses sounds like a great way to spend your day. Hope you are feeling brighter and that BeAnne is doing OK. Your mind must understandably be elsewhere with the worry of your little girl, but hopefully things will get better and you will find your mojo again.


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