Everyone talks about hot how it is in TN in the summer. And it is. Very hot. Except when it isn’t! Like this past week. This morning it was 62 degrees when I walked out to feed ponies. As in very very nice. The last two days we have had cloudy days so yesterday the high was 80 I think. I know it will go back hot as eff but man this is nice. The first couple weeks Remus was here it was brutal and he was sweating every day standing in his stall. And I had to hose him a few times a day. Not lately.
But I am prepared for when it does swing the other way. Both Remus and Tate have fans on their stalls and ceiling fans over the aisles and I bought a big aisle fan and that has helped immensely. I don’t know if the cooler weather helped or if the big fan helped but neither ponies are sweating during the day (Yet). I have ordered Tate a stall guard but for now he has a rope up there and doesn’t even try to go under. What a good pony he is.
For water, I have a muck bucket of water behind the barn that they both drink out of and they both have two fresh buckets of water in their stall all day (and I refresh as needed since I work from home) Remus drinks at least 6 of those a day. Tate is still not drinking enough (he drank maybe a half a bucket over nite) so am going to start him on the electrolytes (Remus gets them at night in his grain but he is not a fan of the cherry powder. I just started Tate on them yesterday).
Tate is just about sound again. I took video the other night to text to his owner I was so worried and again the other day took videos. But of course now he is fine. Maybe a bit stilted but not lame. If he was foot sore he sure got over it fast. But whew it is so much nicer to have a pony who feels happy and secure and not hurting!! As of last night he was slower but sound on both front feet and today when I went out to feed he spun in his stall like he hasn’t done since he got here. SO I think he is feeling much better. He is so damn cute. My neighbor is in love with Remus and Tate both and brings them carrots each night to the fence line and they know to come out and see her. I will have to get a photo of this as it is mighty cute.
And this bad boy arrived yesterday. I will do a full post later but YAY! I took it for a spin last night and love it. Can’t wait to tackle some projects.
So hopefully the hot weather stays away a bit longer so I can get some stuff done. I would rather be out on the tractor today rather than on conference calls most of the day. BOO work. How is the weather where you are?? I know the NE has been getting lots of rain and Austin is hot as eff still….