I’m coming to you from Crazy Puppy Central… Hubby is fostering a crazy cattle dog puppy which means that I am babysitting a crazy cattle dog puppy during the day. Oy. I had no idea that any creature could have so much energy. Understatement.
I’m exhausted and I already was exhausted. Thank Horsegods he’s incredibly cute…
I PUT THE MUSTANGS IN THE 5+ ACRE FIELD
So this morning, after I fed, I gently opened the gate between the Mustangs and Finn/BG/Wrigley. I figured that if they had food in front of them, there would be less mayhem when they saw an open gate.
I stood there… waiting.
At first, everyone lifted their heads to note the open gate.
Then they went back to eating.
I gave up and went inside.
After about an hour, I ventured back out to witness the changing of the guards. It was like that exactly. The mustangs went into the Finn/BG/Wrig pasture and Finn and BG and Wrig went into the Mustang pasture. They each took up the positions of the opposing team – and continued eating.
They did this switcheroo in a very orderly manner.
Finn/BG/Wrig: Excuse me, pardon me, no after you…
Rojo/Remi/Sam: OK, go ahead, no after you, no issue here, go on in…
They were very polite.
They just switched positions.
The Mustangs ate the Finn/BG/Wrig food and Finn/BG/Wrig consumed the mustang food.
And that was it.
No one, not even Rojo, ventured into the big, huge newly available pasture (that I just fenced for them).
I was fascinated by this.
All day, I would check on them… no movement into the large pasture. All 7 horses were able to move freely between their pastures and the 5+ acres, but no one did.
The 7th horse, Gwen, just watched. She never moved. She ate her hay and stayed put.
TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY…
So, I figure they just needed more time to get comfortable with the new freedom and large pasture (that I fenced for them).
I hope, anyway.
Maybe they are truly afraid of bunnies. There are a lot of bunnies. There are a lot of bunnies in the newly fenced 5+ acres that I had newly fenced specifically for them – that they aren’t using.
I will keep you posted.
JULY BUCKET FUND GELDING: (In my haste to get his story out yesterday, I made an error. He doesn’t need gelding surgery… but he does need major care and, hopefully, transportation to a Mustang Sanctuary where he can live out his days in peace!) To read his story, click here. To donate (Starbucks? Car change? ), click here! Thank you so much for your support!