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ANNIE RAVAGED MY TREE.


Sunday, December 10th, 2017 | Filed under Annie




Here was my beautiful Mulberry tree that I had planted this summer to add shade to the pony pasture.

It was doing very, very well.

MY MISTAKE

My mistake was closing the gate between Annie and the lower 5 acres.  She loves having access to HER 5 acres.

Well, I closed the gate so other horses could enjoy the 5 acres.

That was my mistake.

Annie took out her frustrations, breaking the hotwire, on my tree.  She ate it.

I’m so sad.

Believe me, she isn’t hungry… she is just spoiled and emotional and bored.

I’m pretty sure the tree will die.  But, I’m tending to it.  I’ve pulled it totally away from her and fixed the hotwire she ate.  I’m watering it and speaking gently to it.

We’ll see.

She got every last leaf.

That mare should get a job as a tree trimmer. I’m so sad.

She even nipped one branch of a tree way outside of her reach- or so I thought.

The culprit and her accomplice.

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These are heartbreaking photos from San Luis Rey Downs Track. They had to release 500 horses because no trailers were allowed in before they ran out of time.  Trailers were eventually let in and all the surviving horses were transferred to Del Mar Fairgrounds.  You have probably read that over a dozen horses perished.


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My new HAY CROP!






A while back, when we first moved here right after Slick passed away, poor Dodger fell ill with pneumonia.  He was really downtrodden and sick – and heartbroken.

Because we had no facilities, yet, for a sick horse here, I opened my trailer and put panels around it.  Well, he wouldn’t use the trailer except to put his head inside, so I put the hay inside of the trailer – so he would keep his head and chest dry.  Most of his hay, he pulled out and onto the ground – and scattered it as he moved about.

This was during winter; it rained a lot.

Now… I have A HAY CROP growing inside Dodger’s area.  Dodger isn’t in there any more, so I am able to harvest at will.

Annie is LOVING this personal chef touch.  She watches me pull up the various types of grasses and then drools until I feed her.   (I think most of the growth is from what they call ‘forage’ around here – which is 5 grain hay.)

I hold the tufts of grass, she grabs and pulls off her bite, I discard the roots.

Annie loves this game!  Eating while getting a human to do your work!  Very good indeed!

It was tough to hold the camera and feed her. But suffice it to say that she was eager. You can see the root on the ground there. I hold, she bites off the good parts. Discard.

Here is my crop. I have counted 5 different types of grass here.

The crop is scatter around Dodger’s old sick bay.

It is thickest around the trailer. Makes sense. I had the food inside the trailer…

 


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