It had been a long few weeks since I had seen him - as he was snowed in for 3 weeks ... and in fact, Toni brought him in for 3 days, as for 10 days they had no water - and she was worn out from taking both feed and water to the field for him, Badger and Conrad.
He was happy to come in - and we strolled back, with plenty of time for some TLC. Roz had ridden him last week a couple of times - but the groom he had was only quick, as she is not one for fussing with the horses ... so it was nice for us both to have cuddle-time as well.
Toni and her husband arrived back with hay at about 10 and I helped them unload ... big bale takes a lot of moving, and it is part DJs as well!
I then tacked him up, and Toni tacked smudge and led Junior, and with Roz on a bike ... yes, she is selling Shadow, we headed off.
I rode without styrrups to save my foot and we went up the road and back.
It was good to be back in riding mode ... nice weather ... and a chat!
Once back, toni and I got properly caught up, because, as ever, her life continuess to spiral ... so it was cool where we were standing, but it meant she could be open about things.
Then I fed DJ and rode him back to the field (bareback) to save my foot, before hobbling back t the car - and heading home.