First let’s celebrate the fact today is Friday! Why you say? Because tomorrow is Saturday. Nuff said 🙂
Anyway the in-laws leave on Saturday to head back to the UK. I bet they will need to dig their winter clothes out the heat has been so intense here. Whew. Of course they leave on Sat and we are supposed to get a cool front this weekend. Figures. Cool front here means a bit cooler at night, maybe some rain etc., but I will take it. I will take whatever cool front can give us (as of now they are saying 70 and rain tomorrow..swoon be still my heart)
I actually have a topic for this blog post today! What do you use (i.e bucket, pan etc.) to feed your horses? I am at a loss on how to keep the damn food in the feeder and not on the ground or on the wall or wherever (Remus, I am looking at you). Tate is a bit neater though he is not above knocking a bucket off the hook. Sigh.
With the flies (and I have seen two mice, one a field mice one a house mice) around I don’t want a lot of waste as it seems to draw them. Plus I am putting Smartpak supplements in the feeder in the morning at least and I would like my money not to go to making flies nor mice faster, stronger or whatever.
So what do you use? At the old barn in PA, we used plain flat back water buckets to feed in. And Remus did that fine there so I am really irked that he likes slinging his food around here in TN. His teeth were checked before he was shipped down here so I don’t think it is food issues I think it is attitude issues. He is just very dramatic about expressing his delight over food.
Like I said, Remus stares at the front door at dinner time. When I am in the barn fixing dinner he stretches one foot over the threshold of the door and puts his hoof on it and pulls to make maximum noise KNOWING I am going to yell (or throw something at him LOL). Negative reinforcement thy name is Remus. Ha.
I bought a better bucket and they can knock those off the hook as well.
And I have this ground feeder which is the best of the group. But he puts his foot in it and drags it across the stall. Which means some still falls out. SIGH REMUS.
Before you say corner feeder, I don’t have a corner to put a feeder in. The hay rack is in the one corner and the other corner has the water buckets the back corners by the doors have huge beams that will not allow anything to fit in that corner. So what do you use for your flingers of feed? I saw this at Schneiders and thought for five minutes about buying it to install on the wall on the side. But would it work? It is pricey if it doesn’t work. Sigh.
I have used this (below) on the gate but if the flies are bad or the weather turns bad, I can’t feed him outside. (actually its a bit different but hangs on a rail).
So if you have a flinger tell me what the fling you feed your flinger with? Do I buy a damn feed bag for my mule of a horse(no offense to mules everywhere)?
Happy weekend to all! I hope you have tons of horsey stuff planned! See you on Monday!