englishcowgirl, I actually just finished moving all the horses onto one property!! =)!! I am so excited!! And now I own Admiral =) I need to update my signature banner, LOL we don't have Liberty anymore =(
Friday, February 16th, 2007
Rain and Joey come to their new home too!
I am BEAT! I woke up at 8:00 in the morning and went out and with the help of Heather's husband, my husband, and myself.. we constructed a 370 x 125 foot pasture for Joey, Rain, Dreamer and eventually Admiral to live on. It also has the option to open up into their arena for a bigger area.
All in all, we drove around 30 T posts, put up nearly 500 feet of bull wire, put 90 ties on the T posts to hold the fence on, and stretched electric fence ribbon around the top. It was completed at roughly 5:00 in the evening, sans the gate (it needed one more hinge on it) we doctored it up with a leadrope, and set out to pick up and trailer Joey and Rain. Rain took a little coaxing, but Joey led in like a dream. Once Rain put her front feet in, she was good. She loads very well for a horse that doesnt do it that often!! We dropped them off, lead them around the peramiter of the field and let them go. They had a blast! In the back corner, they have tall buffalo grass to munch on.
Tomorrow I will go help finish construction on the shelter and the field will be done!! Heather and Darrell were so kind to us.. they used all of their supplies to do this.. it would have cost me a FORTUNE to do that!!
All my horses are finally on one piece of property!! I am SO happy!!! =)
I didn't do much with Admiral and Dreamer today. I show sheened their manes, but not tails. Dreamer has such a thick full mane! Ooh La La!! I actually lead Dreamer out of his pen and walked him across the property to go see the new field we built, and he was very edgy, but never took off on me. Edgy is ok, we can settle that down.. but disrespect is unacceptable. Considering this was his first day on a farm other than the one he was born on.. and the first day away from his mother.. He did AWESOME.
Im very happy!!