Thursday, 7 July 2011
Dee has quite strong opinions about who should and should not be asking anything of her and can refuse to be led in. She occasionally does this even with 'ö-Dzin and I—if she is on new grass for example—but we have not had this happen for a long time. As two attempts had already been made to bring her down to the yard however, we decided not to risk her running away from us, but to take our tack up and get her ready up at the top field. So we tacked up Red and 'ö-Dzin rode him up to the top fields while I drove up there.
Dee came to call immediately – in fact she cantered down the field to me and was happy to have her head collar put on. 'ö-Dzin and Red arrived at about the same time. We set up haynets for them and got Dee tacked up. They both behaved well and we were soon ready to go.