Congratulations to Virginia. If you could email me your details to firstname.lastname@example.org, I will get it in the post as soon as I can. My son pulled it out of the bowl when he got home from school and was very excited about doing so. He’s also got over the disappointment of my cancelling my operation as I’ve managed to reschedule his staying over with his friend. Only 10 days till the end of term and almost seven weeks of social secretary time.
This afternoon, I decided to go for one of my non-pony walks into the wilderness. From afar I spotted the rival herd and thought I could see a pony that might be the injured one. I trudged on and ended up sitting on a rock close to them for a rest. To my surprise and delight, a couple came over to us (Snippet busy with mouldy old sheep bone) and got very close. I sat there for half an hour and was eventually surrounded by seventeen of them, including two foals. One yearling colt, kind of splodgy blue roan and white, came in for a nuzzle. Eventually I stood up and, with a lot of calming deep breaths, was able to scratch his withers and then his head and chest. Lots of licking and chewing from him so I felt safe and I have to admit to shedding a bit of a tear at their acceptance. He’s the only one I don’t have a decent photo of because he arrived so quickly and was then too close. It was absolutely magical and an experience I’ll never forget. My hand smelt VERY strongly of pony; that smell we all love (well most of us anyway….), but concentrated. Here are the pictures I took today, without the use of the zoom for once I might add!
When I arrived:
The rain coming.....thirty seconds later, it reached us
Views I will never tire of:
If you don't normally enlarge the photos, do it this time, if only to see the close up of the foal's face big; the markings on her face are just beautiful.
Congratulations again to Virginia and I’ll do another giveaway next month. Till next time....