Your BO may have thrown more hay since it is cold! If he did you are dang lucky to have him as a BO!
Yes he did, he has been for the past month (couple weeks especially) cause temps have really dropped. He always throws out extra hay when its cold. I fully trust his judgement - generally the colder it gets at night, the more he throws out.
He feeds at 4pm now for the winter, but if hes throwing out quite a bit more hay, (normally horses would eat for 2hours), I cant show up until at least 7-7:30pm. Tonight I showed up at 6:30 and they were still eating.
The last thing I want is to be sitting in my car wasting gas, trying to keep warm in -20 weather. Thats what happened tonight, I was out in the field with the herd for about 10mins hanging at the gate while they were eating. I thought maybe i could wait it out for my mare to finish but it was getting way too cold (even with me all bundled up in layers). So I had to leave.
I have to admit, this is going to be a bit tricky for me because I go to bed at 930pm during the work week (I get up at 5:20am). So when I go see her during the work week, I might have to wait until 730pm to show up there. Thatll suck.
Hoofpic, I truly like reading your posts, your wanting to learn, your wanting to do your best for your mare, your willingness to take direction without becoming ****y, your 'try'.
Thanks, Im trying my best. Im doing it all for my mare and want her to live the happiest life she can possibly have.
I want to see myself do well in accomplish being able to give her everything she needs and have us communicate to the highest level because of my passion for horses. Like I said, I wake up every morning and shes the first thing on my mind. She is always on my mind 24/7. I am always thinking of her. I get so excited just looking forward to seeing her next.
I cant explain it but she brings a smile to my face each time seeing her. She already has a special place in my heart. Sorry is that attaching human emotion? But these are my thoughts, not hers and I know she could care less about how often I see her, me seeing her etc. I know that if I was to go a month or even a week of not seeing her and she wouldnt miss me and thats because she doesnt have human emotion.
The one thing you need to add to all those good qualities I just listed that you have is, relax, live in the now.
You will enjoy your barn/horse time more, you will learn to spot and appreciate your mare's try, and she will respond differently towards you.
Well right now Im taking things day by day, each time I see her. Would you consider that to be living in the now?
Can you give me an example of how to live in the now?
Keep on trucking dude, just put it on cruise control and enjoy the ride!