WHERE THE HECK HAVE YOU BEEN? My horses give me the ‘what for’…






Sometimes, it just doesn’t work out perfectly for when we have to leave and when the horse feeders are available…

So, on a very rare occasion (like Christmas Eve…), I will double feed.  I know that no one will be there to feed during the exact next feeding period (Christmas morning) – but I also know that the next feeding period won’t be that late, either (Christmas day).

I did this yesterday.  I double fed.

The horses felt that they had hit the jackpot!  Double food!  Whoopeee!

I gave them a nice, healthy helping of hay that they like… and then I added another healthy helping of perfectly good hay that they don’t really like into their slow feeders.  This hay I call the Ugh Hay.

The idea here is that they will push around the Ugh Hay  – until they absolutely have to eat it.  Therefore, it will last longer.

There is nothing wrong with the Ugh Hay, it is simply lower in sugars and starch and they don’t like it.

So, that is what I did yesterday evening.  I double fed and the horses were in hay heaven!

…Oh but how the happy tide turned today when I arrived home after missing their morning feeding.

The horses were pissed.  (Believe me, all of them could stand to miss a meal or two…)

So, I got out my camera and took pics as I headed to the barn to feed.  I wanted to document their emotions.

(There was not a scrap of the Ugh Hay left, by the way…)

PICS OF MY HORSES – GIVING ME THE ‘WHAT FOR’ after missing their feeding time.

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This was Bodhi telling me EXACTLY how he felt about me being late with his meal.

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Slick could hardly contain himself inside his paddock. He stuck his head through the fence and yelled at me,  “C’Mon, Human!”

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Dodger and Norma didn’t even come out of their shelter. “Are you FINALLY going to feed us?  We don’t want to put up the effort to come out and be disappointed.”

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Remi was staring me down.

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I heard a bray and a scream behind me… so I turned around and found these two, banging on the gate, “HURRY UP TWO-LEGGER, we are starving here!”

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Mama Tess came right up to the gate and let it be known that she had eaten every single morsel that was anywhere in the barn for her…  I was glad to see that she had moved all over the place to eat up the hay I had left in many corners.

Finn and Wrigley are excited and hopeful.  However... BG is very upset and pouting in the corner.

Finn and Wrigley were in their eating positions. However… BG was very upset and pouting in the corner.

 

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She didn’t come down to her eating place until I had placed her flake and walked away.

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Finn is letting me know what he thinks of me being late… Wrigley has the “Sheesh… F-I-N-A-L-L-Y” look.

 

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Rojo was burning a hole through my back with his eyes.

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MT, looking pitiful… it worked.   I fed her first.


Betsy Rose, starved in her own pasture, is coming along nicely but she has quite a ways to go...

Betsy Rose, starved in her own pasture, is coming along nicely but she has quite a ways to go… Click for the Bucket Fund!

Mollie is newly rescued at the same wonderful facility (BHFER) as Betsy Rose.  She is far from safe but she is up!  Click image to go to the Bucket Fund!

Mollie is newly rescued at the same wonderful facility (BHFER) as Betsy Rose. She is far from safe but she is up! Click image to go to the Bucket Fund!

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Only one comment so far...

  1. mjswaner

    gosh, you got told!!! i never hear the end of it if i’m late, the symphony of brays is earth shattering! makes me hop too!

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