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Jessey

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Herd dynamics are fascinating.

Jess is lovely left to herself but normally gets dramatic with anyone in her space, especially if she’s eating. Niko is still finding his feet but he’s pretty timid and gentle, this morning he was stood alone distinctly like he’d been told to. Hank normally doesn’t care about anything and will be in the middle of everything and give as good as he gets, Love or hate. Dan normally won’t get anywhere near a confrontation, or even the chance of one, he definitely prefers 1-2-1 interaction.

Tonight Dan pushes Niko off his dinner, he eventually relents and let’s Niko share.
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Jess is still mooning over the baby, and apparently the rules are different for him than anyone else, sharing a bucket 😳
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they actually had the bucket wedged on both their noses!

Then Niko chases Dan in a not friendly way when they’d already left the buckets, and Jess didn’t even look up from the hay. And Hank stayed out of it and went to the opposite end of the field alone (to another hay station). And Dan gets in on the hay with the 2 big ones 🤔

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They are most definitely still figuring out what is what, I’m very grateful Jess is mostly just letting them get on with it now though because it’s a whole heap less dramatic!
 

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Niko seems very sweet. So unlike Charlie, he would be at the receiving end of multiple double barrels I am sure, he is always right in everyone's face!
 

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Niko seems very sweet. So unlike Charlie, he would be at the receiving end of multiple double barrels I am sure, he is always right in everyone's face!
I’m surprised Niko isn’t getting it from Jess more as he’s all up in her face/space, I’ve only seen her kick him twice and it’s only been 1 strike with 1 foot, which is a warning in her books!
 
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Things are definitely evolving
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First walk out tonight as I felt Jess wouldn’t be too bothered now as she seems to have stopped molycoddling Niko 😉
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He was a star, not fussed by people doing jobs or cars and a big van passing. Interesting though, he’s much happier leading on my right, slows right down on my left and tries to walk behind me so more practice needed there but I have no doubt it will come. He’s getting much better at meeting new people now too, though did get a bit impatient when I stood chatting but he’s a baby so to be expected 😁
 
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Things are definitely evolving
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First walk out tonight as I felt Jess wouldn’t be too bothered now as she seems to have stopped molycoddling Niko 😉
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He was a star, not fussed by people doing jobs or cars and a big van passing. Interesting though, he’s much happier leading on my right, slows right down on my left and tries to walk behind me so more practice needed there but I have no doubt it will come. He’s getting much better at meeting new people now too, though did get a bit impatient when I stood chatting but he’s a baby so to be expected 😁
He really is a lovely boy.
 

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Oh, he's gorgeous. I know people have commented on his Welsh-ness, but I can definitely see the Arab in his face 😍 . And the way you describe his gentle protest when asked to lead on the left is so like Raf. It sounds as though he's been taught to lead on the right and he wants to be good, so he just can't do the left thing - it's not right!
 
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He's lovely, what a super face. Dark eyes for a dun, too, so pretty.

And a good boy to lead so well! Charlie gets very stroppy if I lead him on his left side, he hates it and crowds me the whole time. Lots of work to do there.
 
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