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Arnold is a well-fed, happy, old horse, who enjoys my visits, especially the part which involves treats.
He gets a little grumpy when I produce my camera instead of carrots, tells me to make it snappy.
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He possesses an unusual ability - one I really wish that I could mimic - he can make himself look very thin (so thin that he looks as though he will expire if I don't give him something to eat) ..
a puff of wind could blow him away...
feed me, please....
He had his carrots, his apple, and two mints. He was a happy boy and he suddenly resumed his normal proportions!
I wonder whether he has learnt this magic trick from the fairies who live in the yard...
..I found these two fairy doors right next to Arnold's paddock.
They are in the base of that gigantic ash tree. Split ash trees are supposed to have magical healing properties.
I wish I had remembered that yesterday.
Toby may be the grumpy one when I tell you that I had to ring for a wheelbarrow to take him home from Arnold's...he had hurt his front right leg and couldn't walk on it. I couldn't find a thorn, a cut, a bee sting, or any obvious reason for the pain, but he wouldn't allow much probing.
Normally it would probably have been possible to hobble back the short distance home - but given Toby's recent problems with his rear right leg ... he just wasn't going to get anywhere on two legs! He was embarrassed, but tried to look dignified.
He had a check-up at the vet's and he couldn't find anything either. Salt water bathing was recommended. Watch, wait, and see whether anything develops.
This morning he is walking without any problem. Fingers are crossed. A walk without Toby is not the same.