Someone said, and it has been mentioned by others, that they don’t know who everyone is when I write about them.
So I think I should have a Cast List.
Waffle – 9 year old midi Shetland pony gelding (rescue).
A dude – easy and helpful, a total sweetheart.
Silver – 9 year old midi Shetland pony gelding (rescue).
An aloof dude but gentle and kind.
Storm – 9 year old miniature Shetland pony gelding (rescue)
** sighs ** – cheeky, funny, annoying idiot, the class clown who refuses to grow up.
Tiddles – 8 year old miniature Shetland pony gelding (rescue)
A total sweetie. Never a mean word.
Albie – 6 year old miniature Shetland gelding (an orphan).
Gorgeous, a darling. A Mummy’s boy who has grown up to be a little handsome chap.
Newt – 6 year old miniature Shetland gelding (“free-to-good-home” on Facebook).
Tiny (28″ high), possibly a Russian spy with his Book of Revenge. No one is safe but utterly enchanting (this is his pathetic face – it fools no one).
Vitamin – 28 year old standard Shetland pony mare (retired).
Going slightly dotty in her senior years but still the boss. She is magnificent.
Fivla – 26 year old midi Shetland pony mare (retired).
Quiet and calm, an absolute darling. Always helpful, kind and never pushy.
The Big Horses
Taktur – (2009) 13 year old Icelandic horse stallion (4 gaited).
The very definition of a Handsome Prince. Always helpful and kind.
Haakon – 28 year old Icelandic horse gelding (retired).
My boy. My horse forever. Gentle, kind, exciting and totally trustworthy.
iacs (aka Bimble) – 27 year old Icelandic horse gelding (retired).
Glass-half-full kind of chap. An optimistic goldfish with the brains of a bunny rabbit.
Klængur – 19 year old Icelandic horse gelding (ridden).
“He hears his own voices”, as our neighbour says, but is much loved.
Kappi – 18 year old Icelandic horse gelding (ridden).
“Where’s my food”. He lives to eat. Britain’s No 1 Elementary Tölt horse in 2015. Knows his name and his donuts!
Efstur – 6 year old Icelandic horse gelding (ridden).
A happy chappie who loves doing stuff.
Dreki – 5 year old Icelandic horse gelding (lightly backed).
One of the boys. Happy to do anything. Ready to learn.
Lambie – 7 year old neutered Shetland sheep (fleckit).
My little soldier with a Winning Smile. He likes classical music and marmite on toast.
‘Ster, short for Lambster – 7 year old neutered Shetland sheep (katmoget).
Mostly full of confidence but can be needy. Has terrible separation anxiety.
‘Bert, short for Lambert – a neutered Shetland sheep (moorit).
A sensible boy who loves his carrots and his hugs.
Edna – a Shetland ewe of advanced years. She was dumped in the hill. Very old and only has one tooth. A darling girl who is living her best life now.
Madge – possibly Edna’s daughter and a Shetland/Suffolk cross. Nervous but trying very hard to be tame.
Maggie – a Shetland hill sheep who adopted us. She just turned up. Who knows how old but arrived pregnant, wild and desperate to be loved. Follows me everywhere.
Harrel-the-Barrel – a one year old Shetland neutered male – who arrived in his Mummy’s (Maggie) tummy. Spoilt, happy, pushy and very greedy. Makes everyone laugh.
Monster – ex-tomcat rescue around 9 years old.
Huge, strong, talkative, laid back family cat who settled in immediately.
Pepper – our Patterdale puppy. Determined, wilful, disobedient, funny and enchanting.
Teddy – my mother’s dog who I promised to look after. Ted is about 6 years old. He is learning our ways and is very good with Pepper. Less good with Monster.
So, there you are and now you know xx