Ok, so finally it's time to introduce our new member to the yard - Bagel! Bagel is an ex racehorse and he is absolutely gorgeous!! He is undoubtedly the most cuddly, affectionate horse I have ever come across and just wants to be given attention. He is amazing with the children, especially as they usually take him lots of carrots to eat!
He arrived at the yard 10 days ago and straight away seemed very comfortable in his new home (watch the video above). Our main concern was how he would react with the pigs, as most horses are terrified of them. We have been told that historically pigs in the wild use to eat horses so you can understand why! However Bagel did not bat an eye lid, although we have since found out that he use to live in a field right next to an enormous pig and would regularly been seen with his head bent over the gate, checking it out! So one less worry for us!
As Bagel is only four and has not been ridden for about a year, Lara will need to start working him very gradually. Infact, as he has not had someone on his back for such a long time, we are not sure what he will do when she gets on him so rather her then me! I will make sure I have the video in hand so you can see the outcome!
Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend - amazingly, the sun is shining!