Me and the Tarq, and Tarq’s half sister!
Every morning we went out to ride in the forest. I have already described how sweet they smelled, how fascinating this magical light green, such as you can only see in the first two weeks after the trees wake from their winter-slumber.
Another typical NVVR-photo: two ears and a landscape
The dogs were having a lovely time too: Zora, Stripe (the one with the spots) and Jacky
On the Saturday we went on a long ride, with a break half-way. i also had to be back in time to help cooking the Arab dinner we planned for Tarq’s birthday party. As my condition wasn’t too good, and neither was the Tarq’s I was a bit worried if we should do it, but we had a great ride! Temperature was not too hot, and of course glorious weather again! I got burned in the face a bit.
We had our break at the information centre, there is a tiny paddock where you can put your horse. This was a great opportunity for Tarq and Primavera to finally get to meet. Primavera is a young Lipizzaner stallion, and they had been trying to check each other out the day before.
Now Primavera has a great friend who was very aggressive to the Tarq and stuck into this small space, pressured by two horses, the Tarq got a bit uptight. And as the Tarq is after all a real hooligan, after a while I decided to take him out, because he wasn’t getting any rest in there, and I didn’t want to wait until he got irritated and decide he needed to start something.
Primavera and Buddy cornering the Tarq
If it were just these two, they would have gotten on quite well
Tarq: ”get me out of here!”
so I decided to safe my darling from his ordeal. He rewarded me with leaving me biting the dust 10 minutes later, and scored another 10 points over me.
Of course he let himself be caught after teasing me for 15 minutes.
The Tarq enjoying the admiration of three girlfriends who thought I was pretty stupid.
As we returned we passed a very shallow lake, and had to go in of course!
We were back in perfect time, the horses were put into the meadow, and were clearly utterly exhausted!
A lot of the humans then started to prepare for Tareq’s birthday-party.
But that is a subject worthy of it’s own post!