OMG OMG OMG! Lol I am SO HAPPY! We got the horses in yesterday afternoon. They are pigging out on late summer grass right now, snorting in the dark (DH mowed most of the pasture, so they wouldn't eat themselves to founder).
This is a new house for us, you can read more about it on HGS:
DH and I got the electric fence up last weekend (I actually did most of it!). We used electro-braid on the top rail, to protect the wood fence. It was pricey, but it's looks really nice and was SO easy to install. I really could have done the whole thing myself without any problem. We also had a metal carport brought in for a horse shelter. We got a fancy trim package to protect the horses from sharp edges, and polish it off a bit. It was 1/3rd the price of the wood structures we had priced out for the same thing (roof only!), so we just could not justify going with wood when there's so much more we have to do/buy for the house...
Without further adoo, here's the photos! It was funny, hardly any fussing, they both went straight to eating! LOL!!!
This shows our driveway on the right, horses down by the "barn".
Bridgette got a little ribby in the last month or two, but the shadows make it look worse, plus she's a bit stretched out.
The new "barn".
Cute grazing photo.
Just cause Mark is so CUTE! Lol
I couldn't resist, LOL!
Mark, the Bay, is an Anglo Arabian gelding. Bridgette, the chestnut, is an Appaloosa mare (though mostly QH by breeding).
The two boys next door were VERY interested in Bridgette, lol. The top of that fence is level with the "hill" they're standing on. Mr Roany Pony thought about jumping it, lol. There's a ditch on both sides though, so he reconsidered. These people are RIGHT next door, on the other side of the driveway in the first picture. That's a Pentacostal church behind them. It's a really cute little community church.
One more of the "boys". I really like the roan. I love those roman noses, lol. I need to meet the neighbors, but they're house is WAY set back and they're never out on foot... The horses are just pasture ornaments.
Anyway, sorry for posting tons of photos, I just couldn't help it! I am so happy... This is the FIRST TIME I have had my horses on the same property as my house. My DH was in tears too. It was really neat waking up to them! They were both at the gate and very happy to see me, especially with the buckets I was carrying, lol.
It's not much property (1.12 acres total), but just enough for the horses, maybe even a third for Kayla if I can ever convince dad, lol.