Jo brought Hetja (Hetja frá Skeiðháholti, an 11yo mare) over to work in the school. She is already trained but needs to be brought back into work again.
First Bjørn rode Hetja to see what makes her tick.
A quick conversation about saddles, gaits, etc and it was Jo’s turn.
She had a lesson from Bjørn and they were given exercises to practice over the week.
Hetja is a very honest mare. She wants to do right and would give her all to her rider if she trusts them. I adore her. Such a lovely lady.
And then we brought in Taktur, our stallion and her husband-to-be and Hetja’s eyes lit up…
and Taktur lit up too! He thought she was ♫ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ♫ luffley ♫ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ♫
So Hetja watched Taktur in the school.
Taktur kept an eye out on Hetja but never said anything. Just watched from a distance.
Bjørn decided to take Taktur outside for his ride and Hetja watched from her trailer.
Although I was on my little scooter, it was easier for Jo to take the films.
Taktur came back having worked hard. He still remembered Hetja was in the trailer.
He did a bit more in the school, looking fabulous.
He had his dinner with his usual chicken guests but he kept wandering off to gaze adoringly at Hetja.
We tried putting him the field with his food but he was too distracted.
He was showing off.
Phwoar! – it is very easy to forget that he is only 4 years old!
Then Jo drove his sweetheart away.
He went looking for her.
And then came to stand by me. I told him she would return probably next week.