I mentioned yesterday that rather than eat my beautiful weathered planks (which OH has now removed from temptation), I would put out a salt lick.
So I lugged one down and tied it onto a fence strainer that serves both the Icelandic horses and the Shetland pony fields.
Tiddles managed a quick sniff (he wanted to eat the rope really) while Vitamin dived straight in – crunching off bits with her teeth. Large pieces.
She wasn’t letting anyone have a turn and the little ones looked on rather mystified.
Lilja had also followed me down the field and politely popped her head over the fence to see what the new lick was all about.
Vitamin rudely gave her what for!
So Lilja’s Mum turned up! That look says it all.
And then, because Hetja is a lovely lady with beautiful manners, she let her daughter have first go.
And she had a shot herself.
With Vitamin now out of the way, Hetja even shared with The Minions and she hates them. I was very surprised.
Vitamin did not care. I think she had eaten enough. I wonder if her mouth was fizzing!
The others will probably have a go, once the excitement of a new lick has died down. I like to think they regulate their intake, ie eat what they need.
(Silver looking particularly handsome – just because).