First thing this morning I went up to see the Boyz.
Aero was very, very needy.
Flurry discreetly kept his distance. Like I said, Aero has been bullying him - he's missing a few chunks of fur - and he is very wary of him.
Having reassured myself that they were ok, I took the Hyper terriers for a walk.
This place is as perfect as can be. A track from the farm leads through a lavender field onto a GR trail which runs east/west - east leads to the Forêt Domaniale de Reillanne, west leads towards Vachères and beyond. I ended up doing a circuit with the dogs which took about an hour - I imagine this particular route will feature regularly once I start work with the horses!
This is the lavender field, looking south towards a distant Montagne St Victoire, much loved by Paul Cèzanne (and quite a few other artists). The horse-farm is in the middle of the woods on the left.
I took him into the lunging ring to see if he'd have a roll.
We set off for our walk. Flurry was much more interested in grazing than Aero was.
As soon as I said "Whoa" he came in to me for a scratch and some more quality time.
Despite spending the whole morning at the farm, I still found it hard to tear myself away, but I know that in order to allow them to rest properly, I need to just let them "be."