Brollies, Bunting, Balloons and Bicycles.

As part of Tommy’s ongoing education, I have also been subjecting him to all sorts of unfamiliar experiences.  I found an old bicycle and propped it up in the pen after he spun around in horror when we encountered a cyclist on one of our early hacks out together.  When I wheeled it around the pen expecting him to have a fit, he just meekly followed me around after it. I’ve blown up balloons and rubbed the squeaky plastic balls over his body and then let them expire making lovely farty noises. I’ve draped him in bunting and black plastic bags and made him walk over rubber car mats.  By and large, he has taken to all these minor indignities with as much grace as it is possible for a canny little Irish horse to muster.

the black 'cloak' look

the black plastic ‘cloak’ look

the 'bunting' look.

the ‘bunting’ look.

meeting the umbrella thats turned inside out

meeting the umbrella that’s turned inside out

helping me hang up the balloons

helping me hang up the balloons

And after all that partying in the round pen, we have been out socialising too.

leading Kitty out for a walk

leading the pretty Kitty out for a walk

with the Steda Lowarth crew, stopping for a refreshing cup of tea on an outing to Loe Bar on the Penrose Estate, near Helston.

with the Steda Lowarth crew, stopping for a refreshing cup of tea on an outing to Loe Bar on the Penrose Estate, near Helston.

chatting to the visitors

chatting to the visitors

and Tommy enjoying having a fuss made of him

and Tommy enjoying having a fuss made of him

And finally, after all that preening and socialising, here we are admiring ourselves in the reflection in the window in the front of my cottage.

don't we look smart!

don’t we look smart!

See a more philosophical ‘take’ about this post in my other blog: Artist as PilgrimAllowing Silence to Speak.

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  1. Pingback: Allowing Silence to Speak | The Artist as Pilgrim

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