14 February 2019

Or Shine

Blue Belle is currently living on the edge of the farm, as far away as she can get without leaving altogether. The reason is that this small field has very little grass and so it's ideal for a round, greedy little pony like her. I do miss having her near the yard and although it sounds a bit silly, I miss her, so I took Sue down to visit her on Saturday.

Her winter field is very picturesque.

I left Sue on the quad while I went to say hello. And yes, I have a dog toy attached to the front of my quad. Dad was spraying with it in the summer and found the monkey dog toy in a field and thought it would be hilarious to give me it as a "hood ornament". He'd cable-tied it on and it's still there now.

Anyway, as I was saying, I went to see Blue Belle first.

Even on a field with very little grass she's, shall we say, doing well for herself.

Sue waited impatiently for me to let her down.

Blue Belle is so fluffy!

Blue Belle meeting Sue for the second time - the first was back before Christmas.

Her mane is so full - and it was all over the place, as usual!

Sue wasn't a bit afraid of Blue Belle (no surprises there) and started running around at full speed.

Blue Belle got a few treats from me and then I sat down to enjoy the sunshine.

Sue decided to say hello.

She sneaked closer.

And then she was off!

Wait for it...

Sue just ran rings around poor Blue Belle. I'd have put a stop to it if Blue Belle was bothered, but she didn't seem to mind the puppy's antics.

She wasn't just running rings around Blue Belle - she was also running at me. Despite my best efforts she did manage to bump into the camera a few times, and my arm, and my head. No wonder Blue Belle was having to lift her head up sometimes.

The light was lovely.

Sue admiring the view.

My little puppy is growing way too fast.

Copying each other?

Look at that ear fluff.

There was a tractor coming along on the road at the bottom of the field and just in case Sue would try and do something silly, like chase it, I caught her by the collar. It gave me chance to take some close-ups.

Tractor passed, I let her go again. Blue Belle was in the mood for some trotting and Sue was more than happy to run alongside.

At the top of the hill now, time for snacks.

And more running in circles.

Oh, Susan...

It was wonderful to photograph Blue Belle again, and to enjoy such a warm day outside. I think Blue Belle and Sue are going to get along just fine.


  1. What a beautiful sunny day! Nice to see Blue Belle.

  2. Sue is looking so big sat up on the quad.
    I bet Blue Belle is missing you too, she was looking lonely in the field on her own.
    Those pics when Sue first went up to play with Blue Belle are hilarious !
    Sue running circles around her like a mad thing and Blue Belle still just calmly eating her grass.
    Nothing puts a Shetland off their food :)

  3. Geling round ponies to lose weight is quite a struggle, but Bluebell certainly has a lovely setting to do it in!