I am spending more time with my foals these days. Now is the window into their little souls when human contact is a good thing.
They are ready to listen and at least with Dreki, we have begun our headcollar routine.
While I work for a few minutes at the most with Dreki every day feeding him a carrot and casually putting on a headcollar, kissing his nosey and taking it off again, I am also getting to know the actual horse inside.
Dreki is turning into a serious little chap who doesn’t want to run away.
His curiousity is stronger than his fear now.
On the other hoof, his sister, Lilja, is a completely different bucket of carrots.
Divinely sweet and pretty, Lilja is has a small pea-size brain that rattles emptily around in her head.
Perhaps not the brightest star in our firmament, Lilja would like to never grow up and always be treated like the Princess she thinks she is.
We are still not forgiven for moving her (and her herd family) to the new field.
At the time, Lilja took a huge personal affront at this decision.
She would tell you that she may never get over the stress of going into the van.
And I doubt, if Lilja has her way, if we will ever move her again – according to Lilja.
The way Lilja is behaving these days, I am inclined to believe her!
Ho hum – plenty of time to work on her speshul skills!