This morning would have fooled me.......well, it did fool me.......the sky was blue, the sun was shining......blankets? no blankets? hmm......too hot? too cold? I left the blankets on, not trusting the day to go on as it looked at 7am........and it was a good thing because as soon as I got to town......black sky........rain, wind........just generally ugly and then it rained all day long.
Today I am sick of the rain. I try to be understanding but cmon.....enough is enough already......bring out the sun.
Tarbaby's feet are better and I will turn him out on the pasture when the sun finally comes out....as it simply must in a day or two or three......? He is actually a little fat......fat old man horse with buck teeth....you have to love him.
I got some alfalfa hay for the big boys and it was an immediate hit.....no complaining........and nothing left in the stall....it is all eaten up. Beaver, of course, does not get any....too rich for his pony blood......he gets the cheap stuff.
Promise is shedding and her coat is going to be gorgeous.....very shiny and she is getting some muscle too.
Sully is coming along and is being ridden in the round pen at walk, trot and canter. He is getting over his fear issue and should be just fine. We have an endurance rider who is interested in him ...but we need to let Sully have a full month at Cam's.....at least. We want him to be safe and we want anyone riding him to be safe. We are pleased to find out that it is not aggressive behavior on Sully's part.
Now for the bad news......it is with a heavy heart that I tell you that Mercy will be humanely euthanized on Friday. Although she has been much better with me handling her, we had an unfortunate incident last weekend with Mercy and a volunteer. We cannot take any chances of interactions like this again and for farm safety, Mercy will be euthanized. A very hard decision but necessary. She has been treated well here with us...good food, clean stall, lots of water........, but horses here need to be handled, groomed, vetted and it all needs to be done safely. Last weekend proved that this is impossible with Mercy. The kindest thing we can do for her is this.
This weekend we will refence some of the perimeter fencing........we have two small stretches left. We are working on finding someone to grade the arena too and also working on sand.
I put a sink in the barn........just a utility sink,,,,,,,but good enough for us to wash our hands or soak towels in......our own little drain system too. We will also hang the new gate and install the gate opener/closer......did I mention that we need gravel? I think the gravel migrates......honestly.
Enjoy your week......whisper a prayer for Mercy and a little one for me too.
Pony Up fortune for tomorrow:
It is not what you expected .........at all.