There are apple trees by the cycle track. I made a trip to fill pannier bags and a rucksack with apples. Then, as there were very many apples and no-one else seems to collect them, I made a second trip.
Clearly the economic situation cannot be so very bad. If it was then people would take these free apples for themselves, not for a pampered horse.
I put some apples in Doru's feed. Others I threw out across his pasture so that he may wander about and find them. And that is what he did, walking about and playing the apple game. That's an Autumn favourite where he walks around happily in search of healthy snacks, his busy muzzle oozing copious green slobber.
Yesterday Doru's buckskin neighbour pulled down the fence and the roan beast slipped across. The two were perfectly happy, I am told, grazing side by side. That isn't a surprise as he has lived out with geldings before. But it is a matter for hope. Perhaps soon Doru may be happy living out in retirement with Larynn's gelding Josh? He does seem to appreciate a good equine companion.