Little Herself (today possibly named Pepper, as in Chilli Pepper) has spent the morning with Flossie while the farrier was here. Puppies and horses don’t mix. Not never.
Thankfully, we have discovered a hidden skill – Floss definitely has a knack with puppies.
Possibly magic – I took these first two photos just now. Pepper has been bouncing off the ceiling all day and finally stopped to lie upside down on Floss’ lap.
It is perfect.
Meanwhile, I was outside with our farrier, Stephen, and he trimmed 4 horses and shod 3. Klaengur is still on holiday. The consensus is that we will wait for his hoof injury to grow out completely. I don’t want to put unnecessary stress on what is left of his hoof just for the sake of riding. We are not rushing anything.
Everyone behaved well.
Afterwards, I took Pepper for a walk in the field on an extending lead.
Monster came along too and was a huge help.
It was an amicable walk.
They muddle along fine.
I think that Monster is secretly very happy to have another “person” in his family.
And Pepper has learned very quickly to stay out of reach.
The sheep are going to take a bit of convincing, though.
We are all exhausted! I had forgotten about just how much hard work puppies are. Fun, but very hard work. I appear to have “puppy brain” now.