It stands to reason that when we needed to medicate one of the ponies, it would be Oberon, who is naturally one of the shyer ponies in the gang. What a difference a day can make, though. Yesterday he had to be gently coaxed to accept the medicated apple. Today he pushed the others out of the way to get to us! For Oberon, treacle is the answer to at least some of life’s big questions. His leg looks a great deal better today, which makes me arriving home covered in treacle worthwhile!
My next task may well be to get him to accept having his teeth brushed…
Mr Malcolm Corsar from Central Equine Vets very kindly came out to have a look at Oberon’s sore leg today.
We’re all very relieved that it looks like Oberon will be able to stay with us and not have to be taken away for treatment. He’s receiving anti-inflammatories for the next 10 days, and will hopefully make a full recovery.
Malcolm also happens to be the vet who gelded the ponies, so they are remarkably forgiving!
think Sherlock was a wee bit baffled tonight when I was tired and sat down on the step over the fence!
I just adore their cheeky faces here!
Sherlock and Artemis decided to cool off in the pond today! All the ponies were really happy to see Juliet from the Moorland Mousie Trust this afternoon, when she popped in for a visit on her way home from the Highland Show.
I was thrilled to see cinnabar moths on the Law today – I’ve seen them at Yellowcraigs, but never here before. The ponies’ conservation grazing work is paying off beautifully already – wild thyme and all manner of gorgeous flowers are springing up again.
I was tickled to find little Gadget sound asleep near the car park today, snoring loudly and whinnying in his sleep! Also Sherlock removed the laminated sign pointing to the summit and tried to eat it, so sorry about that, visitors!
Sylvia captured the ponies having an afternoon snooze so perfectly a few days ago. They are having so much fun at the moment, play fighting and generally behaving like oversized puppies!