23rd April 1942
Old Simon got Robin to the blacksmith and back today without mishap, and he now has a lovely set of shoes on. Put his harness on tonight, without much trouble. Sad to alter the best black harness that Bob has worn so long to fit a stranger. If he has ever been harnessed before I think it was a long time ago, but he seems a sensible little thing, and I don’t fancy we shall have a lot of trouble.