Did you miss me? Back to work with Piglet this morning, main aim to see how he reacts to the fixed lead rein, especially if he gets loose. Here are sixteen pictures that show how we got on...
|He could get round on his own|
|Coming up to be caught|
|We start with the scarf and stick to his left hand side for today|
|He's pretty brave about new things|
|And bold about old ones....|
|The tarpaulin is a doddle|
|The tyres are fine|
|Lead rein on...|
|and a BBC repeat for a while|
|The umbrella was interesting until it went flap and then he left...I didn't try to hang on to him; it's not possible|
|He parked himself on the see-saw which made us all laugh but wouldn't let me take hold of the rope. He's very wary of being grabbed.|
|So I was very careful to simply take hold of it very gently - feigned nonchalance is a great thing|
|As is clicking and treating as if nothing significant has happened.|
|We go off again after a little while and all is well|
|So I let him go and he chooses to stay.|
Time to play musical horses next so that we can take Petra and Theoden out for a ride. After a short reunion, Theoden and Bella show the youngsters how it should be done.
Rachael is on her last few days with us as a work experience student. She's graduated to long reining Petra and had a short ride on her to end her working day.