But here's the gist of the horse related activities:
- The trainer who had Tommy and Skippy this summer/fall is ready to bring the kiddos back.
- That means I need to find a place to put them. All the corral panels are either in use or ear marked for temporary pens/stalls for this winter.
- We pulled Rabbit out of the pen to wean Mayhem. Rabbit is hanging out on the fence line watching Mayhem. I've never weaned a horse before so this is very stressful for everyone involved. The boys have never been around a mare and foal before so this is all new to them too. I've had to lock the geldings in the dry lot otherwise they want to hang on the fence next to Rabbit. And Rabbit gets upset because she's not in eye sight of Mayhem (because the boys are blocking her view).
- Rabbit has aggravated her right hind leg so I'm not sure what to do with her now.
- A winter storm is coming and I don't know where to put everyone. Rabbit will destroy the barn but if I put her in the hay shed next to Mayhem, will that ruin the weaning efforts?
- Jim and Thor always fight. But this weekend pointed out that Thor is more in charge than I thought.
- Ivan CAN pull his "man part" into his sheath. We measured him for a blanket but I haven't had time to order it yet. But on the bright side, Ivan can pull it in to his sheath so he's really ok (but I'll still buy him a blanket). Not sure if it's uncomfortable to pull it into the sheath or if he prefers to let it all hang out. But either way, we won't have to worry as much. When the weather warms again, I'll return to applying Nitrofurizon just to keep everything lubed up.
- Brego scratched his eye and now has a spot on his right eye. It's getting better and he can still see out of it. But there is always that concern that he'll have problems in the future.
- Still don't have the leanto built or the fence put up (going to attach the temporary fence to the lean to). Not sure if we'll get it built now that everything will be covered in snow.
- We did repair a portion of the fence along the mare pasture and the dry lot. There wasn't much holding it all together. Luckily the boys don't push too much. I still need to do some fencing so that I can pull the electric fence down. I forgot the solar panel fencer last year in my hast and I don't' want to lose it again (and in the process re-break it).
So that's it, in a nutshell for everything that's been going on with the horses at Borderlands. Lots of other things going on that seem to be taking a majority of my time. I know I'm letting the little things bother me so maybe if I tackle some of the smaller projects I'll not be so stressed out.
It'll be nice to have the ponies back. I sure have missed those naughty ponies. I'm anxious to hear how they behaved for the trainer. I'm sure I'll have stories to tell you all when they come home. I need to make arrangements to get them home. The trainer wanted to drop them off this weekend but I wasn't around. So hopefully they don't mind hanging on to them until tomorrow when I can have a plan in the works for where I want to put them for the winter.
There's always something going on at Borderlands!