And yet again, another rant about mud and weather. As of right now it is in the 20s (Weds morning) and will be 50 later. Sun is out (first time in a week) but it will be cloudy later. And just in case we were worried about a drought (we were not) we have rain coming in tonight and rain till, wait for it…..all through Saturday. Count them. WED, THUR, FRI, SAT. ALMOST FOUR DAYS OF RAIN. That will be fun won’t it?
I am so frustrated I don’t know what to do. If I could find somewhere to board the ponies for a while I would probably do it just to get a break and stop having to deal with it. I need to go see my dad again and my husband is going to leave me if he has to take care of the horses in this mud. SO SICK OF IT.
They finally came up to the barn on their own last night after PIGGATE 2019 so are calmer than they were. But to get them in you have to either walk out to get them OR beg them to come in with treats (I got Remus in this way last night). They don’t want to walk through the deep mud to get into the barn and honestly I don’t blame them. I could leave them out but A) I want their feet to dry somewhat and B) it is COLD out there at night. I can’t imagine anything worse than standing in mud (and cold water)for 24 hours!
Anyway fun times as always. One thing is Tate is shedding like crazy and really oddly. Little balls of shedding are rolled up on him in the morning. Remus is not shedding at all.
Any thoughts on why he has huge clumps of hair falling out? He is also itchy which my vet checked him all over when he was here for that. Nothing. This free pony is not free in any way. LOL
Last night Tate was so spooky in his stall he was making Remus crazy who was just trying to eat hay as he does. That pony. He is on ration balancer and he gets Remission (I put them both on it since they both have the tendency to be cresty, ahem). Any thoughts on why he is so damn spooky (besides the PIG)? He definitely makes Remus crazier. Gretchen and Ollie were out with me while feeding last night and Remus got a glimpse of Gretchen in the aisle and almost leaped out of the dutch door trying to get away. Then he was like oh…it is a dog. Damn animals are driving me to drink (if the weather doesn’t do it first)!
How is it in your neck of the woods? I hope whatever winter has planned this weekend for everyone is not too harsh. We are supposed to dip very low for this area by Sunday but first Saturday is supposed to be 60 degrees (with rain) then drop to high of 20 on Sunday and low in the teens. The horses will be great with that change I am sure! Stay safe (and sane) if possible!