After several weeks of short, preparatory walks with Matilde and Aitana, today is the day for attempting the eight kilometre return walk to the village. Until now I have always had some help walking Matilde with her foal, as Matilde is very strong and Aitana her foal is quite lively. There has to be a time when the pair can settle down and walk and i am hoping today is the day.
The main strategy is to load down Matilde with a few heavy rocks in the pannier bags, so she cannot go too fast, and then the weight can be jettisoned on the return journey. Pics of the walk will appear later today.
Update 2.30 pm
Made it! Photos of Matilde and Aitana in Finestrat. (The whole collection of photos is not available as I have had great difficulty uploading them. WordPress is not functioning properly at the moment.) It was a bit of a struggle! They are two very strong animals.