Meeting my Boys

We have visitors fresh off the boat today.  Poor things looked fairly bleak as they arrived first thing having suffered the full force of last night’s storm.

There was a brief moment in today’s weather when it stopped raining and they went out for a brisk Sunday afternoon walk with the dogs.

It has been pouring with rain on and off all morning and the wind is beginning to die down now.  I was wondering whether the horses would be using the available dry stone walls as shelter but apparently they were all out eating.  Their field is big – 20 acres at least.

I asked them to take a camera.  A new set of eyes for me.

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I love this photo as it shows the efficiency of Taktur’s coat – the way it goes into points so the rain does not actually touch his skin or make him cold.

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Everyone was fine and very interested in OH’s bag of carrots.

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Our visitors first met Klængur and Taktur when they came off the boat just over a year ago, having travelled from Iceland.   They said the horses looked “well fed” and happy.

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As Nick is a horsey person, I am going to ask him to put a headcollar on Taktur and/or Klængur and bring him to the house for me so I can have just one little chat.  Purely for medicinal purposes, you understand.


In my opinion, horses should be included in the British National Formulary (the book all UK doctors use for information/doses/side effects/interactions of prescription drugs) and dispensed four hourly or as required to make me better.



4 thoughts on “Meeting my Boys

  1. Celeste

    Absolutely! The healing power of animal company is well-known. In my case I prefer cat-breath and big dog hugs. But horse kisses are just as effective. Time to let them come in the house?

  2. Cate

    “Something about the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man”, and dare I add, even moreso for the inside of a woman. 🙂

  3. Maddi

    Horses are definitely not something you can overdose on! Hope you can have a chat with one of your boys and that you start feeling better Frances x


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