As most of you know… I’ve just gotten a new job and I’ve been intensely training. I leave here at 8:45am and get home around 8pm (exhausted and brain fried).
So… I’ve not been paying much attention to my horses… which they don’t like.
Also, I’ve been having a feeder feed at night… which the horses don’t like – I mean, they like the feeder, but they don’t like not being able to beg me for treats, scratches and whatever. Instead, they get food on time. But they want MORE.
So far, even though they are acting neglected, they are all fine.
However, they did run amok last week. Nimble-lipped Sir Dalton was able to open the chain on one of the gates and in turn, freed all of the horses to inter mingle in the big pasture – and any other pasture, for that matter.
Luckily, it all worked out.
But now, through Dalton’s handiwork, I never know who is going to be where, when. I kindof like the newness of this. I like that all of the horses are mingled and able to walk all over the 9 acres… picking which feeder they like, choosing to be in front of a fan, or selecting their favorite shelter for shade.
Unfortunately, no one has any new friends; they seem to move in the same groups. But, they are all moving paddocks and trying new things.
I had never put all the horses together in one herd because I feared for Norma’s safety… and I thought that Finn and Dalton would kill each other – but they didn’t. In fact, yesterday, I found them eating dinner together.
See… you just never know.
And, Norma Jean is just fine and has accepted Mo. They aren’t best buds… but they are friendly.
Anyway, here are pics I took yesterday.
HERE WE GO!
I should be back to normal in a few weeks. For now, I’m running as fast as I can!