Yes - for those of you who read of DJ's adventures you will know of one or two struggles I have had with him ... Well, I take them all back (for today at least)
He walked in at a good pace, and allowed himself to be groomed all over - ever round those hard-to-reach places!
He stood still for his plait, and din't figit when I tacked him up.
No boots today - first time in months.
He stood still as I got on him, and listened to what I was asking him to do to both open and close the gate as we left.
He walked steadily up the road, ignored the dog at the shop and stood still while Ros got on "no-name", then walked up the road.
He didn't spook at anything - gates, mud, marks on the road (mind you we didn't pass THE mark), birds, US planes ... or the 3 huge lorries that came towards us.
He didn't psh no-name while trotting, and went in front or behind as asked.
Then stood quite while Ros and I chatted before walking back home, and again passing a large lorry.
I then fed him, un-plaited him and took him out to his field before feeding all 5 of them, collecting Kai and heading home for lunch.
So, if you have any spare carrots, DJ truly deserves them