Does anyone here visit their horse when its completely dark out?
I went to go see her tonight with the intention of doing what we worked on Sunday again. I got there at 4pm, and the BO just tossed out their dinner. So I just sat in my car and read and observed other herds who werent fed yet.
I figured ok, I'll just read until theyre done eating. Went up at 5:20 (cause even though I couldnt see clearly, I thought they were just about finishing their dinner) and they were still eating and still had quite a bit of food left, so I wanted to leave my mare in there. I had my head lamp on and ready to go haha. I tossed out her haycubes that I had prepped. So I just put everything back and left.
Im not sure how im going to manage this through the winter. BO said sorry but theres no need for him to apologize. He said he has to feed that early before it gets dark so that he can see where the horses are, which I completely understand. No one would want to feed when its pitch black out.
I immediately thought, you know...at the old barn (since I did the night feed every night for all the horses), I was able to feed my mare whenever I wanted. Sometimes I would get there, and feed the other horses and toss out a small bunch of hay for my mare to munch on so that she has some food in her tummy, then when Im done feeding, I would bring her in to do what I need to do and bring her out and feed her dinner after. I miss those times :(
Last edited by Hoofpic; 11-17-2015 at 09:53 PM.