We went for a brief ride this morning which she really really liked. I didn't get a chance to ride her on Tuesday so this mornings ride was the first this week. She was being very "I wanna go explore!! Don't make me go home!" which was cute but also mildly unfortunate since I didn't have a whole lot of time to go exploring with her. :(
Then, I posted about this earlier in the week too, my little old man neighbor -the one that owns Lacey's field and the llamas- offered to let me keep Lacey in the field he used to rent out (6 or 7 ACRES! Her current one is probably a little over an acre) because the horses that had been living there apparently permanently moved out a few months ago (I think I might have mentioned that? Dunno. Haha). The acres are also divided into 3, maybe 4, fields (I've only walked the fence in two fields, tomorrow my brother and I are do the other/s) so it looks like I might be able to keep her eating grass year round with very little hay supplementation! Yay!
I can move her over there whenever I want to. Unfortunately one of the fields needs some major re-fencing to happen, not sure yet about the ones I haven't walked. I kinda want to fix the fence(s) before I move her over even though the main field's fences are fine. Hopefully I'll get that done this weekend and I'll have her moved over by next week... My fingers are crossed.
Also, in the shed (though HUGE), the previous boarders just let the poop pile up in there. :( So I have to clean that all out. I did one stall (out of two) and it took me two hours! The poop was at least 6+inches deep. Luckily there are mats down in the stalls so the poop didn't meld to the ground. That's another thing I want to finish before Lacey moves over, she doesn't need to be standing on who knows how many horses' poop.
It's SO peaceful over there! I saw 5 different deer in the 2 hours I spent cleaning out poop. I'm already planning to stick a folding chair in he tack room so I can just go up there and read under a tree whenever. It's going to be bomb.
My neighbors rock! I'm just so excited.
Anyway, pictures for you!
I decided that since Lacey hasn't really had to wear her grazing muzzle yet, and she will in the big pasture, I would stick it on her in her normal pasture while I went to go clean poop, and remove it on my way home when I stopped back to feed her. I figured that a shorter intro session to it was better than just sticking her a new field with this mask thing on.
However, the flymask AND the grazing muzzle make her look like she has no face.... Poor thing!
Weird story, she scratched her butt super badly last summer on a fence post (apparently her lady parts got impossibly itchy), now that she's very close to being done shedding, you can see that the place she scratched grew back in dark gray! So weird!
Introducing her new field!!
Standing in the shed, looking out:
One stall after it was cleaned:
The field to the left, the one with broken fences:
Can you see the deer?
The field to the right. This is the biggest field, also the one I haven't explored yet.
Also, another deer! SO MANY! I love deer so much. They're probably one of my favorite wild animals.
The gate going into the lower field...
Should I be worried about how high it is off the ground? There's at least 3-4 feet between the bottom of it and the ground. The other horses never seemed to have an issue but that's not always a good indicator of safety...
And Lacey, when I walked back past to feed her. She was standing by her gate, which she never does, looking super pathetic.
She was absolutely thrilled when I took the muzzle off. Hahaha
Also, some pretty daisies in Lacey's new field!
Thanks for looking! :)
And please, if you saw anything in the pictures of her new pasture that scares you, please tell me! There's so much I don't know about what a horse could get hurt on!