Freddie Forelock gets some ‘pony pampering’ .

When I wasn’t busy reading one of my Forelock books, I spent a good amount of time rolling around my field this week, especially after the rain which makes great patches of mud. I was pretty pleased with my full covering of dirt, no white hair was left un-muddy. And then, when Ava and Poppy arrived…they insisted on brushing it all off!

Humans are very strange creatures you know. After brushing all the mud from my coat they insisted on plaiting my mane! And my forelock! I looked like a runt of a unicorn and really rather silly. My displeasure was clear to see.

Pretty Pony Plaits

Pretty Pony Plaits

The forest was pretty today, even I could see what the humans were all on about…the beautiful bluebells, the carpet of blossom on the floor, the hoppity-skippity rabbits – it was just so great to be out and about in Spring.

Beautiful Spring walk in the woods

Beautiful Spring walk in the woods

I was itching to get back out in the field though, after the girls had finished with me. Itching being the operative word as my winter coat is coming out in bucketfuls and it was all stuck under my saddle cloth.  Before they had even shut the gate, I collapsed in a really filthy bit to re-plaster myself and roll all those ridiculous plaits out.

Ahhhhh, that’s better!

Freddie’s ‘Book of the Week’ is The Horse with Big Hair by Sally Burrell. A picture book with a great story about a giant horse called Buckle and his best friend Hattie.