MAMA TESS has scored!
I got ahold of 3 – 12′ corral panels and Voila!
Luckily, the panels came with pins and I come with Bungees. Easy Peasy!
Hubby is out of town working so it was up to me (with constant canine/feline/equine supervision) to figure out how to set it up.
This is the only idea that came to me.
So, that’s what I did.
MT was very happy and excited to be a real horse again, feeling the sunshine on her back, eating with the others and feeling the evening breeze.
She was a happy girl!
I’M AFRAID FOR HER IN THERE WITHOUT SUPERVISION
I’m like a Mom who sends her kid to school for the first day… I’m OK to have her there as long as the periods are short and I’m nearby.
For now, until I know she is safe, her ‘porch time’ is limited to when I’m home.
As it was, I lined the panels with bags of shavings. I had visions of her lying down and getting her legs caught under the panels. (Shudder.)
The ground in front of the barn is uneven and full of rocks… so she picked her way through cautiously. I liked that…
I did make a bed of shavings for her in a place I thought she’d like. It has sun and shade, depending.
My hope is that when she is healed enough to go into a pen of her own, I can start her by using panels to keep the area limited – and then expand once she has more muscle and confidence.
Life is good.