Big Brave Boy!

Dear god, what fresh hell is this??DSCN4310You want me to approach it?

DSCN4311I’ll try, but oh my goodness, those things are scary!

DSCN4312But they’re vaguely horsey, in a strange way…

DSCN4314Look, we’re sniffing nosies and I’m still alive!

DSCN4313(Careful you don’t touch the electric fence, Aero!!  Or you’ll never go near another donkey again!)


Aero was exceptionally pleased with himself for putting on his Big Boy Pants and facing up to the new donkeys… until we were about twenty metres away and they started braying, whereupon the Big Boy Pants were quickly whipped off and the Big Girls Blouse made a reappearance!

I had a great hack with J, a friend’s daughter.  She was one of the people who offered to exercise Flurry last year, when I had broken my wrist, but it promptly snowed so she never got to ride him.  She looooved my little Flurry today!  She thought he was going to be a ploddy cob, but he showed her that he’s a lovely forward little horse who likes to stride out in the lead!

It was lovely riding through the woods in the early morning coolness.  Both horses were fresh and keen, but not idiotically so.  For the last ten minutes, we were plagued with divebombing horseflies – I guess we timed it just about right!

DSCN4315I seriously need to get into a riding routine.  I need a goal!!


12 thoughts on “Big Brave Boy!

  1. Cute guy.

    On my iPad, this post came with a video at the bottom. Took me way too long to figure out what Capt Crucnh sitting in a bowl of milk had to do with Aero & donkeys. At first, I figured you were being cryptic. Then I saw the tiny print saying this was an ad. Oh well, guess we must pay the piper in some fashion.


  2. Go Aero!! I find it so funny he is scared of the donkeys 🙂 Shy loves her mini donkey, it’s so cute.
    Good luck with getting back into a riding routine! Looking forward to reading about the beautiful French landscape.


    • Never thought of that. When he has the fly rug on as well he looks like someone dressed up as a ghost horse. Chips the farm dog had a fit the first time she saw him wearing it.
      Brave little donks ;D


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