I'm going to tell this tale interspersed with pictures of Kika and O as L and I hand-grazed them this evening in preperation for them going out for the "summer" (actually 6 months I only wish we had that long of a summer ;-) ) so that they won't give themselves tummy aches when they do get out by scoffing too much grass.
|Looking like lovebirds|
Long story short the wagon once again got out of the field - but if you want the whole story please keep reading as it is actually kind of funny as the Maggot literally wiggled free right before my eyes - talk about BRAZEN!
|A bit of a lover's tiff? ;-)|
|Things are strained between the ladies - lol|
First off the pair of them were hooning it around the place like eejits, up and down the field squealing like little kids in a playground - admittedly Kika hasn't been turned out since her last breakout on Monday, but she has been ridden all three days since.
So i left them at it having turned on the current on the front of the field so i knew they wouldn't go through there and out onto the "road" (it's really just a tarmac'ed slip way/backroad). While I busied myself fabricating a barrier of broken branches and old Christmas trees where I figured Kika was slipping out under the wire.
|"Don't worry" they said, "we're still great friends - just the grass is greener here"|
I'm half afraid of the day she takes her eye out with her carry on!
|How much damage can this face do?|
I followed her straight into the field grabbed her headcollar brought her back to the gate of our field and put her leadrope back on to bring her back to the stable - the maggot has had her last outing in "our" turnout area for this year, she will not be let loose again until she goes out for the summer at the start of May...I'll hand-graze her in the mean time, but i cannot trust her to stay put with that tempting grass field next door so she's now to stay inside!
I left her in her stable and came straight back to the field to check that O was ok, thankfully she has a healthy respect for fencing and doesn't attempt to take it on despite all her trumpetting as i brought Kika back to the stable. The YO's wife had returned her two ponies to the field on the otherside so I knew O wouldn't be too lonely and I chatted to her for a few mins as I kept an eye on O till she settled. C (the YO's wife) was telling me how Kika has kept her entertained while she's tended her ponies over the winter months. She said there isn't a day she's visited or a moment where Kika hasn't been at something or looked for ways to amuse herself - she said that she is one intelligent animal.
Lucky me eh? ;-)
Last photo is one I'm not mad to share as I think i look a state and didn't actually realise I was in the photo (L was taking them), but despite my looking like a gimp I like all photos of my Mischiveous Maggot so here we are:
Estimated time-span spent by Kika in the field - less than 45mins!