Wednesday, 1 April 2015

A proper horse post, specially for ER


This is Fairy (real name Fairfax) begging for titbits. It's his "pretty please" face, and it works every time.He has a most engaging ways of tilting his head out and sideways (I didn't quite manage to catch that; this is the best I could manage this morning, with Annie holding out the goodies off camera) He likes to think he's a kind of zoo animal, and  that everyone has come to see him with their pockets  full of food. A kind of one-horse pets' corner.

Fairy will eat anything. His latest favourite was a piece of chocolate brownie someone had brought for the humans. But of course, he had to try it, and then nearly knocked me over searching for the rest (I'd eaten it). He was on a sugar high for the next half hour. He's also partial to Maltesers.

What else? He's greedy (of course) and kind, and everyone loves him. He's dreadfully spoilt because few can resist his pleas, so I've given up trying to be firm. I love him, despite his quite appalling behaviour this morning, on what was supposed to be a quiet, convalsescent hack (he's been lame).

He says he might make another appearance, if we're lucky. We shall see. He doesn't say as much as Titch used to. He says he doesn't need to, and that he prefers to use  body language. Himm.

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  1. Somehow I felt an affinity to Titch. Possibly because he was obviously so much part of your heart. I'm sure Fairfax (I should have remembered that) is lovely but I'm afraid that he'll never have quite the same place in my mind. The only horse I've ever had a real affinity with managed to throw me over the edge of a hillside path when I wasn't concentrating sufficiently. At least he came back for my broken body!

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    1. Graham, you are so right. Titch was my " heart horse". There will never be another.

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  2. What a silly horse. I like silly horses.

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    1. PS. The queen has lots of horses.

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    2. I told you the queen was ok, didn't I?

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  3. All the horses here see me as a soft touch. Their field and my veg garden are just a few metres apart, so every time I'm there they pester me for carrots etc.

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  4. Hmmm... I am partial to chocolate brownies (and all sorts of chocolate anyway) myself, so I don't think Fairfax would be very happy if he were my horse and depended on my generosity to get his regular sugar fix!

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    1. He's quite happy with horse treats, which you would NOT like, Meike.

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  5. It would be a hard heart that could refuse that face anything. he is gorgoeus

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    1. That's the trouble, Colette. Not enough hard hearts around.

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  6. Now I want to know what his appalling behaviour was on the hack - did he stop and greet too many people?

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    1. He leapt, he spooked, he tried to take off, he pirouetted....I could go on. But at least he's feeling well!

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  7. He does have a pleading, 'please feed me I'm terribly hungry' expression.

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    1. Don't believe a word of it, Patsy. He's a consummate liar.

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  8. Frances, thank you. I feel very honored. Fairy is beautiful and oozes personality. Try him with a crunchie bar, a favorite of horses gone by.

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    1. Only if I can share it, ER. I love Crunchie bars!

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  9. Love the pleading picture. Glad you're letting us know how Fairfax is doing, Frances.

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  10. Your answer to Wendy made me a bit worried. You do have a habit of falling off, so make sure you are well padded on your treks.

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    1. Maggie, I have an inflatable back protector, which acts as a kind of air bag if I ....er....disembark. It's really impressive. I know. I've tried it.....and I wasn't hurt at all!

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  11. He is beautiful and so full of character which you can see in the photo. The mobile air bag sounds like a wonderful idea - I'd never heard of such a thing xx

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