|Sexy mare don't care.|
It's not at all uncommon for people in our area to "throw horses to pasture" during the summer when grass is fresh, green, and knee high. For most young horses, this gives them a good chance to gallop and play along acres and acres of softly rolling hills. For the seniors, it gives them the ability to stay in motion and explore their surroundings.
|She was bathed because I couldn't handle|
dropping off a dirty horse.
This friend has a young Andalusian and an older Morgan mare - the older mare paces the fenceline each time the Andalusian is removed to go to clinics, shows, or schooling sessions and it's to the point where the older mare is hollering and carrying on until the younger horse comes back. It's been frustrating for my friend and it's also been disturbing to the rural neighborhood.
At first I was reluctant - Suzie is my baby and if I can't physically see her every day, I might lose my marbles. But this friend is a well-versed horsewoman and has experience taking care of oldies to begin with.
After almost a month [she actually had asked me prior to me getting Finn, but I didn't want Spud to be alone] of "I don't know" and "Mayyyybe", I finally hauled Suzie out this morning and dropped her off at her Summer Vacation house.
|Not even 2 minutes into being unloaded.|
Suzie, Nifty (Morgan), Navarro (Andalusian)
|Suzie and Nifty|
Not only is this Summer Vacation beneficial to Suzie, but it also helps reduce the $$$ on board I am spending, and it also conserves hay since I also have Finn on a free-lease at the barn. It's kind of a win/win all around, especially since Sassy-mare seems quite content in her new digs.
What a great idea! Suzie looks very happy!ReplyDelete
She loves it out there :)Delete
Sounds like an excellent set-up, but I'm like you and I miiiiiight lose my marbles :) I'm sure the grass and turnout will be beneficial though, so she'll come back looking and feeling refreshed!ReplyDelete
On the plus side - my friend is an excellent horse-person. I know she'll be well taken care of.Delete
I can understand how it might feel a little bittersweet to have her farther away but it really does sound like a great situation - a win for everyone! Hopefully Suzie loves the vacation dogs!!ReplyDelete
She loves it out there so far :)Delete
What a great situation for all of you!ReplyDelete
Aw sounds like a great situation :)ReplyDelete
Seems to be!! :DDelete
Susie is one lucky mare. All of my horses would like to also move to that pasture.ReplyDelete
She deserves it all - and more!Delete
And yes, bring your horses up to BC. Haha.
I'll bet Suzie is loving her new friends and grazing in that gorgeous pasture! I think it's a great decision all around.ReplyDelete
She is really enjoying her new digs so far :)Delete