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1st-Jun-2009 03:41 pm
DJ - plaited!
As I drove to see DJ this morning it was with the windows open - a lovely day.  Mind you, we almost had a major disaster on our hands - I stopped at my normal shop to get carrots - and they hadn't any in stock!!!!!  So, stopped in the next town and the crisis was averted!  When I arrived I spoke to Toni who said that as she had been doing some work with Conrad, ready to sell him, she had been giving DJ a small amount of feed each evening - so he has been a lucky boy!

I got DJ in from his field, and gave him a good groom - great to be able to groom without getting coated in hair.  Still I did trim the long hairs from the backs of his lower legs - so still hair to throw away!

Toni brought in Smudge and once tacked (and plaited) we headed off up the road - didn't get far, when we met Ros and Shadow returning.  Ros told us she is probably going to sell Shadow and get another mare!  Yes, it doesn't suprise me, even though Shadow is lovely, he is young and wants to play, so it's not easy for him as he lives by himself.  Toni offered that he could live down on her place, but Ros prefers to be independant.

We didn't go far, as ros delayed us and it was warm out.  Still, DJ ame back fairly warm - so a groom to settle him, befre a small feed, and then back to his field - so he could .... roll!!!!
1st-Jun-2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Do you think DJ will be sad if and when Conrad leaves? My two dogs are so bonded, they can't stand to be apart. Max dug out under the fence this weekend. We got him back quickly, but Athena cried while he was gone. They fuss at each other all the time, but stress out if one is at the vet's or even in a different room like when we bath them.
1st-Jun-2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
DJ tends to be quite a loner - when a foal he never stayed with his mum, always escaping, and when he was at the stables he was the least of the herd (they really organise themselves), so he was often in his own corner of the field. Also as he works, he spends time with me, which helps his feeling of being different to Conrad.

Horses do bond - when Jaykub died his 2 closest friends (one of which was Smudge) mourned terribly - in fact Smudge hasn't bonded that close since.
1st-Jun-2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
I'm out of carrots so the horses got apples tonight

They think I'm WONDERFUL :)

1st-Jun-2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Oh no - must be a carrot shortage - I had better warn DJ ... apples don't work the same!
1st-Jun-2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Will he be okay when Conrad leaves do you think?
1st-Jun-2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
As I told kudagirl DJ has always been a bit of a loner - so yes, he will miss Conrad, but not as much as some horses miss each other.
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