Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Crusher Dust

I'm headed back to Deroche this evening, just in time for construction to begin on our new crusher dust paddock. Neighbor Tom is going to excavate and level the front 2/3 of the horse paddock (the back 1/3 is too hilly), then backfill with ~6" of small stone. The result will be a hard surface that won't get muddy, will be easy to clean and, most importantly, will put more pressure on the lowered soles of Tonka's foundered feet. We will keep the feeder(s) on the crusher dust to ensure that he's standing there for much of the day. The shelter will go at the back, amongst the cedar trees, where the footing is more relaxing. It's a lot of money to invest, but I feel sure that it will pay off in the long run.

1 comment:

dt said...

Too true about the feeder determining where Tonks spends his time. If we set it up on a bed of burning coals he'd still stand there, munching stolidly.