• Licks

In winter, the animals still on the moor (ponies and sheep mainly , but also cows) lack certain minerals, so the farmer puts out ‘licks’.  They’re obviously extremely tasty.  The ponies share and share alike.  The sheep are not beyond shoving others aside and are more watchful and proprietorial, especially when the licks are put into a cage designed for sheep access only.  It’s only one at a time, leaving the others to position themselves for their turns.
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