Saturday, June 29, 2024

Green Grass

The time has finally come to move the horses to green grass. They’ve been seven months on feed. That’s longer than usual. But we needed to keep them at Colleen’s place, with the round pen, until we found a good stopping point for Red.

So we loaded them up and took them to Mike Fulton’s place for a few weeks. Whenever you put a horse in a new pasture, like Red, it’s a good idea to walk the perimeter with them so they know the boundaries. Then if trouble arises, they are less likely to blow through the fence and get hurt. 

I’m not a fan of horses on the other side of the fence from each other. But if that’s the way it is, it’s a good idea to introduce them and and see if there’s bad blood right away. This guy is a gelding so he isn’t as much of a threat. If it was a mare, I wouldn’t go in there. Chief will jump the fence in a heartbeat.

Showing them the water is also a good idea. 

Happy campers. 

I don’t plan to take the horses to Buffalo right away. So they’ll camp out here for a few weeks till we get a lay of the land over there. I'm confident it will work to bring them over in due time. Until then, enjoy the green grass, kids. 

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