Oh no - I remembered to turn up ... or something along those lines was what DJ seemed to be looking like this morning - what with my health appointments, the weekend and the house yesterday he has had 6 days off, so can't complain ... But, he's a pony - and eating is both an occupation and a hobby to their way of thinking ... So, I had come to take him away from both!
We walked in, and he all but slept while I was grooming him - I think it must have felt good as he is having a small molt ... so it was great that I did the scratching, while he snoozed!
As he had a loose shoe, and Ros wasn't joining us, we just went "up the road and back" - with both he and Smudge taking it in turns to lead when we were in single file ... although for a lot of the time, we rode and chatted!
- they are hoping to resurface part of that road, so there is actually a square around his oily patch, which Toni had seen last week - and laughed to Ros about. So, to prove a point, I asked him to stand in his square - which he did. Whether, with new tarmac on, he will do it again is always debatable!!
And so home, and a feed for him, and coffee for Toni and myself!!
And snoozing while someone scratches an itch for you. That boy has it tough.