Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Tennessee boonies
• Horses: 0
She actually has taken it off before, scratching on a tree. She scratches a lot. One time I saw these ugly spider-like bugs in her hair right after I bought the two of them and I thought "omg she has lice" but they were actually assassin bugs, upon a google search. They're harmless to people and animals but the get rid of garden pests. When she would rub on the trees, she would get into their nest and rub them on herself. It was scary, for sure.
Anyway, the velcro is very strong, and doesn't come undone easily, but it's too big for her, like yearling size, so it just slips over the head. One of my other slipped hers over her head too. I think it's built for that even if it's the right size. I could try a nylon bug-eye type mask though.
I love the old barn! The stalls are big and they're old-timey, they have boards over the front, but the horse can stick their heads out if they wanted to. I have another, older barn wrapped in tin as well. Unfortunately, it doesn't have that. I hate how dark the stalls are in there. Neither are in use. The last people that lived here trash the place. There was junk everywhere. And, it appears they attempted to somehow raise the barn in the field's roof, I guess?? And they jacked up a few of the support posts, and some of them are rotten at the bottom. I've been trying to convince my dad that we should take the siding off and then replace it and use that barn. The horses have access to that barn. Whatever stall doesnt have junk in it, they can get in whenever they want. They use it a lot nowadays cause its so hot. The tin wrapped barn is full to the brim with these ceramic-making molds. And I literally can not find anything to do with them. I can't give them away, we can take them to the dump or rent a dumpster but in order to go to the dump we only get 1 truckload per day, minus trash day. And to rent a dumpster, you have to pay for every extra so many pounds over the weight limit, and they're heavy.
What we use as a barn now is what used to be an implement shed, with stalls made out of horsemans choice transport stalls. And, to be transport stalls, those things are heavy! We moved a couple around to give Lizzy and Wilma bigger stalls.