We’ve had some gorgeous sunsets recently. The benefits of winter. This was yesterday’s looking over to Foula from Watsness.
Today, having done all my chores, I took Haakon out for a ride, avoiding the ice which appeared again overnight. Haakon is pretty sensible so I put my trust in him and my hands in my pockets because it was very cold.
Daisy came too on Kappi, who has started being ridden again after his holiday. He is not very fit which suits Haakon fine. We had a lovely ride. Very easy going. I can take photos when I ride Haakon.
The skyline was looking very beautiful.
After that calm ride, Daisy and I saddled up again. I rode Klængur (pronounced prat).
And Daisy rode Taktur, her stallion who behaved like a dream. We, on the other hoof, spooked, rushed off and in the end I got off and walked home because ice + spooking = potentially me falling off. Never a good ending for anyone when that happens, Haakon will tell you. Taktur was a donkey, almost fast asleep.
I think I will to do some work with Klængur to get him listening. He needs to remember that I like bending, stopping and manners not vanishing off into the sunset at a break-neck speed.
Oh well, Monster is very calm.
He loved the BBC Wild Shetland tv programme last night and tried to climb into the television. Most odd. He has never done that before.