Solo Flight

Yesterday, Daisy rode Dreki. I was leading and Daisy was riding.

  • “Thems is feets….. where do they come from, thems feets? Efstur said they would appear and they did!”
  • (Who knows, Dreki, who knows!)

We stopped for they traditional family photo and then Daisy said “put the rope over his neck, walk alongside (just in case) and let’s see what happens.”

Nothing – zip, nada, diddly-squat.  Dreki was a good boy and he walked around the school, staying on the track (mostly), listening to his rider and trying to learn this new language we were teaching him.  We were all very pleased.

So, that’s the first solo flight achieved. Tick.

I love this photo. After the ride, while Daisy “did feet” (ground tied and picked them out), I was outside.  Here is Dreki noticing Harry for the first time, who was in the process of sitting down outside the indoor school.

“OMG, he is so small and teensy. I don’t think I have ever seen anything like that before!”

And now, today, on my walk, I found Maggie had put Harry in a hole.  It is so cold at the moment (that ruddy north wind never stops) so she wanted him to be warm.

So sweet. He looked like a plant!

On my home (45 minutes later), Maggie had sat down next to her little flower.

Funny little chap. He fits right in.

8 thoughts on “Solo Flight

  1. darby callahan

    Your little dragon is such a good boy! So adorable is Maggie putting Harry in a hole to keep him worm, absolutely loved this!

  2. Mary Colleen McNamara

    When ? or has Harry had that important sheep vaccination? I can’t remember the name of it. That Missy missed ? Not to point fingers or bring up sad memories.

    1. Frances Post author

      “3 weeks
      Heptavac P Plus should not be used in lambs less than 3 weeks of age due to the possible immunological incompetence of the very young lamb and competition from any maternally derived colostral antibodies”

      I will do them all then.

      1. Mary Colleen McNamara

        thx, I wasn’t being nosey or judgmental just curious.
        He sure is a little cutie and mom is so smart planting him in a hole 😉

  3. Sam

    What a brave boy Drekki was! Feet and all.
    I am always amazed at how smart our critters are. Case in point, put the baby in the hole to stay safe and warm. Best of all? He listened to Mom.

  4. diane in northern wis

    Wow…Dreki did amazing! How wonderful! You guys are so great at training these horses.
    And aren’t Harry and Maggie sweet? Did he stay warm in that hole, do you suppose? Could they have gone indoors if they got too cold?

    1. Frances Post author

      we have multiple sheds for sheep to shelter in. I guess as Maggie is a hill sheep, she is wary of sheds so she would be loathe to take her son into one. But she knows where they are and there is one just she and him could use.


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