It was a lovely afternoon – the sun went behind the hill at around 17.30 – a gorgeous gentle light.
The Old Men were slowly meandering their way down to their night-time field – it has more shelter and the stream. It’s their choice. We leave the gate open so they can come and go as they please and they are usually back up by morning.
Haakon spied me and my camera.
He is doing very well this winter and I am pleased, as well as relieved.
His morning bucket feed with TurmerAid has kept him looking and moving well.
26 years old. I can’t believe it. Haakon’s birthday is 10th May (born 1994). I bought him after a phone call and seeing one photo when he was 2 years old. I backed and trained him myself, having never done anything like that before but it seemed like a good idea at the time. We have had our moments. He was never easy but we trust each other, which I think has got us this far. For a long time, I think he thought his name was “get a grip!”
I understand how he thinks. Some might say we are like an old married couple!
I talk to Haakon a lot. I always have. He is a good listener and, when we go for walks, he touches my hand with his nose so I know he is there. He is definitely not a huggy horse. He would hate that but he does always communicate in his way.
It’s funny what your best friend looks like. Haakon is very handsome. I always love being with him.