Little Festus (my neighbour’s Shetland pony) was on his own today as his best friend is visiting the vet down south for a few days.
No horse or pony should ever be on their own so we offered the services of a Minion or two.
We chose carefully and decided on Newt and Tiddles.
Our reasoning being was that Newt was reliable and Tiddles non-confrontational (ie, Storm = Pol Pot reincarnated, Waffle = stallion tendancies, Silver = aloof and uncatchable, Albie = OCD, hates change and becomes hysterical in a weird sort of way).
We stood and watched for a while just to check there would be no Pol Pottery or anything nasty. If there was bullying, the perpetrator would be removed quickly.
They all had a good sniff.
Tiddles was intrigued by the mud control mats and Hackney-Horse walked over them which was very funny.
It was all very civilised.
Just as we were about to walk away, the fun and games started.
I think Newt was thrilled to have someone to play with who is his own size.
And keep hold.
So that’s Newt and Tiddles away from the others for a few days. They are just over the road from Thordale so we can visit often or watch their shenanigans as we drive past.