Yesterday Monty was having a nice little afternoon stroll around the paddock when Ravel came galloping towards him wanting to play. Ravel looked so big and fierce that Monty ran like the wind to get away from him.

I told Ravel to stop behaving like a bully and I invited Monty Malone to come and stay with me in the yard for a while until Ravel settled down and behaved properly. I explained that Ravel was still very young and had to learn how to play in a kind and gentle way.

Afterwards Monty Malone and I went out into the paddock and had a nice game of kick and lick the molasses balls. There are no rules to this game except you have to share the balls with the other player and you must have lots of fun!