I bought my first horse in February and I try really hard to remember she is a horse and not a pet for me to spoil or pamper.
She is turned out 24/7 and has the best care possible.
But sometimes I find myself doing the silliest things.
For example, I stopped by the barn on the way home from work today. When I arrived I noticed that it was about to rain so I grabbed my umbrella from the car. The evening barn help was already there and had just filled the feed buckets at the fenceline of all the paddocks. My Izzy had just started eating when the skies opened up and it began to pour!
I approached her at the fence, opened the umbrella, and held it over my head, her head, and her feed bucket.
It rained so hard that the paddocks were under a couple of inches of water in a few minutes. But I stood there holding that stupid umbrella over her feed bucket as she ate. My back, my legs, my neck got soaked as the torrential rains continued but I stood there until her bucket was empty.
Now I KNOW she couldn't have cared less whether or not I was keeping the rain from filling her feed bucket...and if I had not been there she would have been just fine, but it made me feel better to keep her food and her head dry as she ate.
It was a little over the top, I know. But I actually enjoyed my time with her, just watching her.
What silly things have you done for your horse?