I think what I'm gonna do is take her blanket off tomorrow (and move her to the paddock) and then watch her the next few days since I always go out on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays so if she's acting sluggish and uncomfortable (she's distinctly a baby about being too cold, heehee) I can just put the blanket back on. It's supposed to be pretty ok weather this week, cloudy but warming up, it's supposed to be 70 degrees on Saturday! And it's been cloudy too, thanks for that tip Ricci! I had heard that before but I hadn't really thought about it, yknow? Haha
She has a REALLY thick LONG coat too. It's a little crazy, most of her hair is 2.5 to 3 inches long so as long as she has shelter and access to food, I'm not too worried about her getting cold. But she'll let me know!
It's so irritating, she's at the bottom of the herd, dominance-wise, and all the other horses are fatties, why do I have to be the one to take charge of keeping her chubby(I've never had any say in where she was kept before...I've tried but it's never worked/stuck)? I mean, she is not a hard-keeper at all! I could also understand that if she was officially MY horse but she isn't! She's only half my horse. Gah, people are dumb. If I was running a boarding facility, or whatever, it would not matter whether I owned the horse, I'd be all up in the horse owner's beeswax if I felt their horse was too skinny, not just waiting for someone, anyone, to ask if they could make changes to help their horse be fatter. But then again, these same people think that all old horses should be skinny because "they're old and dying".
I can't wait to be able to move Lacey to a real barn where she'll have a stall at night and old friends to frolic with during the day. Cannot wait.
End rant. Haha
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Rest peacefully, Lacey.