Here we are on our daily visit to Sandness to see Lilja and Fivla (plus the Minions and the Icelandic horse laydees) and we are always enthusiastically greeted by “Step-Mum” and her sort-of daughter.
There are two other Shetland ponies in the field – not mine, I hasten to add, but Fivla and Lilja are lodgers in this field for a few weeks while we are in the middle of weaning. Hetja is a few fields away and Lilja can’t see her but probably knows she is nearby, just by smell.
Liljs has changed. Suddenly she is a different shape. She still has the same donkey ears, though.
She was born with them.
Lilja has grown in the last few days – it is very difficult to show in the photo, which is an appalling angle however I took it. She is also losing her now-revolting winter fur.
She seems to have acquired long legs that go on forever and I expect her to probably mature at about 17hh. Little Fivla is about 36″ high – for scale.
I am pleased Lilja has Fivla. They are very fond of each other and that is perfect. Everyone should have a Fivvie. Essential kit.