I can't quite believe my luck really. He's going to be quite a handful I think, have had to give him a tap on the rump for kicking out. Hopefully that will be it for that behaviour! He LOVES being scratched and will march up to me or my husband (with Merlot in tow) and DEMAND a scratch. This is good because at the same time I can get him used to me handling his legs and his ears etc.
Have just been down to the main herd - it was snooze time. I'm having to syringe in a disgusting mixture of salt and GrazeEzy (a high spec magnesium mix) to Persil to combat the pre-laminitis symptoms - it's certainly working. I thought the Persil would hate it but he doesn't mind at all in fact he even politely opens his mouth for me before wiping his slobbery mouth all over my sweatshirt!
He is spending a lot of time playing with his old mate Danny Boy and chatting up Mystery - an elderly pony who is completely head over heels in love with him. It's so cute they're all in their 20s.
Now I'm off to shoot (Photograph His Lordship...