I mentioned last week that the flies were being very bothersome. The next day Galahad came in from the field looking like this.
I thought at first that he was just incredibly scruffy but when I looked closer I realised that he was in fact covered with fly bites.
He does have a tendency to react badly to bites – every year he gets lumps where he has been bitten. Never so many at once though. I can only assume that he rolled on something which fought back!
Thankfully he didn’t seem bothered by the bites and didn’t react at all when they were touched. Within a couple of days they had started to go down and they are now almost completely gone. They can’t have been nice though. Poor little pony.