EquineBovine, it's not all bad all the time. I usually just use this as a page for me to vent, since no one around me has a forum account. Sometimes I wish I didn't have to do so much, especially for other peoples horses, but I get all the benefits from it!! Usually their horses respond to me better than them afterwards. But it's rather unfair to my horses because it takes away my time with them.
It just gets harder and harder as the seasons change, and my work load grows. It would just be nice to see their owners be responsible for their pets, to help ease the work. I'v been studying equine teeth, and I found that Darkie the lame mare with EMS, is working into her teens, and Ginger my FIL's mare is working into her mid-teens!
When the girl we bought them off of said they were still young yet, Darkie being just at 5, and Ginger just turning 4, obviously they were wrong. And they have only been on our farm for 3 1/2 years now. Kind of shocking, but not a surprise.
Anywho, Storm is getting his shots this coming monday, and i'm glad for a cool off so there won't be many bugs. He's been a brat lately especially since the neighbors mare came over the hill and she was in heat, and being a witch. She almost took my knee cap off, and then I slapped her with a rope to chase her away from the fence, and my geldings. I was waiting on her go through it!!! She ran into the girls' fence when she came too, and well obviously she doesn't like my new mare Chloe. So for now her and her mini donkey are locked in the barn, until the worst of her heat cycle is over. So far my lovely Loony is doing great, been practicing some liberty training and exercises, and some outside the fence too. Chloe needs some work, now all of the sudden she doesn't want to be taken from the herd again, so all the work we did before is like not there now. Ugh! I have half a notion to remove her from the herd for a week or so and keep her in my yard, and move the dog out of the shed for her to stay in temporarily, to get her used to the "living alone" idea, and that it won't kill her either. I'm just not sure what to do with her anymore. Otherwise she's been super affectionate, and follows me everywhere but out of the fence. Go figure.
Shadow is doing well but I think he has EMS also, he's quite heavy, and I need to get him a grazing muzzle, and hope he doesn't find a way to take it off. He might have to be put on medication, and i'll start riding him again probably next spring, to keep his weight under control. Over all everyone is doing great! All are fat n sleek for the coming snows! And finally everyone is getting a half pound of oats twice a day, they won't get a whole pound until the snow actually falls or the night time temp falls below 35*.
I dug out the rest of the wood cookstove, but it needs some repairs, especially the firebox. Now his grandmother wants to take it and fix it and put it in her living room.....go figure...so I have a back up idea, i'll go buy one off of my friend!! His mom has 3!! Two of which are restored, and the other has been in their basement for the last 30 years lightly used. Cool!
Whichever works for me!! It won't be until next spring anyway, I need to get a job first LOL. Oh yeah, and my driver's test is next tuesday....hopefully i'll pass this time....believe it or not I find driving a PITA...esp with all the people out there who SHOULD NOT have their licences!!! I'v been busy researching the history of the region of where I live, i'm fascinated with the history of Appalachia, and I stand true to the ideology, i'm quite inventive, and artistic, and can find many uses for junk, and odd items. "hillbilly ingenuity" is what I call it, and I like living how my ancestors did. Though i'm not thrilled with how the rest of the world views us, making fun of us, but at least we're self sufficient, and know how to make a living without technology.
But that's all for now....i'v got to get some work done around here LOL
My latest project! horse head woodburning.jpg
Cool pic of a barn appalachian barn.jpg