Lacey, on the other hand, is very very careful about everything. I think it's actually mostly due to her sight issues combined with her base personality which is more fearful than brave. She REALLY goes out of her way to make things be "not scary" and "scary" is stuff -anything- falling off her back, bumping things unexpectedly, me seeming mad, tripping, ouchies, etc. <----that is actually why I'm really surprised that she's doing so well with her decreasing vision. All the signs pointed towards her becoming this super phobic nutty blind horse but apparently NOT. Who knew, go Lacey! Lol
Soooo, today I was not nearly as effective in the tack room as I would have liked. I got the final rubber mat OUT of L's stall (she hates them, she drags her feet to assess her surroundings+the rubber mats in her stall would constantly pop up and be...SCARY! Haha so I've been moving them out of the stall to in front of the stalls) and that took the wind out of my sails. Rubber mats are stupidly heavy. However, I adore having them in front of the stalls. It looks so clean! And Lacey doesn't mind them out there either. I have them all smashed together so no edges pop up and it's just overall my fav.
I still have to get all the rubber mats out of the other stall though...yaaaay. Hopefully my brother will return from wherever he's been soon+I can coerce him into helping me move them...He's really strong.
Anyway, I decided that the tack room would be Saturday/next week's deal. Procrastination? Naaaaah.
In other news, I was able to switch Lacey's food over today. She had been eating Enrich 32 but I disliked how it had corn (inflammatory) in it and it was just a bit too high protein for the chub monkey. Today we finally finished her bag of Enrich so I went and got this loose mineral sup (Purina's 12:12) to set out for her (discovered that one of those small round rubber feed tubs+a corner feeder=BEST mineral place evvver) and I got her some timothy hay pellets to eat her supplements with.
She adores the 12:12 (was trying to open it with her teeth, while wearing the grazing muzzle, when I left it with her to take the pellets down first - thinking that the pellets were more likely to be messed with, apparently not!) so hopefully this'll work great for her. Then, for her "dinner" she ate the timothy pellets right up so yay for finding something that's healthy and that she likes!
Other bonus of this^ is that the 12:12 is $25 for a 285 day supply and the Timothy pellets are $12 for a 50 day supply (1lb/day). Compared to the Enrich 32 at $30 for 50 days, I'm saving SO MANY MONIES. I'm excited. At this rate I could become a tycoon...NOT.
Then (I've just been having a successful day today!) I was using FeedXL and, backstory needed: for months, no matter what I add or remove, FeedXL is CONVINCED that Lacey is missing a ton of Vitamin E, B12, and Folic Acid in her diet. Those are pretty important vitamins so I've been mildly concerned.
Today, I happened to be looking on SmartPak for B12 supps (hate SmartPaks but they are a great index of sorts for supplements! Haha) and discovered Red Cell. So I stuck that in FeedXL and bam, look who would have correct B12, E, and FA levels? Lacey!
So I ordered her some of that. I found it for $20 for 68+ day dose so I'm pretty happy with that!!
Hopefully it'll do good things for her. FeedXL think it will! Haha
Also, MEETING GOATS TOMORROW.
And 2 pictures since you all are wonderful. :)
The sunset this evening...
Lacey, classing it up.
Now that her forelock is basically constantly braided, it's SO long and thick! O.o